HUMAN This past June I attended a concert of one of my favorite bands, U2.  This Irish band has throughout their career had deep affection for the country I call home.  They again lifted up some of the values that … Continue reading

So I Send You…

So I Send You “Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you.  As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’  When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’ … Continue reading

The Laughter of the Redeemed- April Reflections

“Laughter of the Redeemed” One of the prayers lifted up almost weekly in our Wednesday morning prayer/study group is that we would be Easter people.  This is an important prayer for April as we transition from Lent’s preparations to Easter … Continue reading

Covenant Anew! Covenant Sunday is October 30th

Covenant Anew- 2016 Every Autumn season we take time to reflect on our life as disciples following Jesus Christ. We recognize that being a Christian is not about a statement of faith made years ago or a name in a … Continue reading

Actions Speak~ Reflections on the West Congregation

Actions Speak! We follow a God whose actions speak and communicate who God is and what God is about.  God creates, God redeems in the life, death, resurrection of Jesus Christ, and God sanctifies by the Spirit (makes holy).   Our … Continue reading

Forward in Hope~ August 2016

“Forward in Hope” Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming … Continue reading

Walk To Emmaus

Walking to nurture Mind, Body and Spirit Stewardship Of Health               I inherited from my grandmother a print of Jesus walking along a road with two of his disciples.  The print depicts the walk to Emmaus, which is one of … Continue reading