Prayer of Anguish and Lament – Christina Rowntree

Holy One, The devastation in Mariupol appals us We are mute with rage. silence –    Our tears fall, we lament an atrocity beyond comprehension. We join our sisters, young mothers, and small children, in their anguish. Slowly words form to express our anger. silence – red rose petals are strewn on table   A…

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Luke 5:1-15 and a theology of abundance 6 February 22 Jan Garood

By Jan Garood   My first reaction to exploring  the Luke story is a discomfort about: “I will make you fishers of men/people.”  For generations, the church has interpreted this story as a call to evangelism; to “fish for people” has fed missions that disrespected and destroyed indigenous cultures.  The mindset seemed to be that…

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The View Through Many Lenses – Ann Drummond

July 25, 2021. Reflection John 6:1-21 Given the age group of this community there would be few among us who have not heard many sermons/reflections or bible study discussions on this passage but as the line in an old hymn says “God has yet more light and truth to break forth from God’s word” 1 May…

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NAIDOC Week Reflection 11.7.21 – Steve Martin

Introduction Today marks the end of NAIDOC Week 2021. NAIDOC’s history started in the 1920s as a boycott of Australia day in protest against the status and treatment of indigenous Australians, leading in 1938 to a Day of Mourning, a protest day held annually until 1955 on the Sunday before Australia Day, when it was…

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God is too big to lose anyone – Kathy Hore

It happened on a Sunday morning in my home church, Manor Baptist, in San Antonio, Texas in the mid-eighties. Our minister’s final message before departing for a new pulpit was devoted to sharing truths he believed but had never spoken about for fear of offending.  One of his truths wiped away the memory of all…

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Trinity Sunday Reflection by Ann Drummond

“In Dickenson’s time and place the Trinity was a hot topic that engendered much debate.  Is Divinity triune or one?  The Unitarian church was born of that debate after all. She alters the patriarchal debate around the Trinity with all-new—and far more ancient—imagery.  In a sort of aikido move, she sidesteps the theological niceties entirely…

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Saving Paradise: Reimagining Lent and Easter- Ann Drummond

Sophia’s Spring – Reflection: Reimagining Lent and Easter. Ann Drummond I love tradition, whether it is following traditions created in my lifetime with family and/or friends or whether it is ancient traditions centuries or millennium old there is something deeply satisfying and enriching about continuing traditions that link the past and the present of our…

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