August 16, 2020 – Returning to the Well

August 16, 2020 – Returning to the Well

These days it can be difficult to show love, compassion, and care for our neighbors. We are living through a time of deep social anxiety and fear.  May we cleanse in the waters of grace and re-commitment to our principles.  As we renew our liturgical year, may we...
August 9, 2020 – Loneliness and Solitude

August 9, 2020 – Loneliness and Solitude

From the outside, solitude and loneliness look a lot alike. But all resemblance ends at the surface. Loneliness is a negative state, marked by a sense of isolation. One feels that something is missing. It is possible to be with people and still feel lonely—perhaps the...
August 2, 2020 – Right On Time

August 2, 2020 – Right On Time

Rev Taryn Strauss, Senior Minister Each of us are in the process of our own life story unfolding.  Maybe, like me, you feel you were late to Hamilton. Perhaps you feel, socially speaking, you are late to understanding the full crisis of racial injustice and systemic...
July 26, 2020 – The New Social Covenant

July 26, 2020 – The New Social Covenant

Laura Beth Brown, Director of Lifespan Religious Education In her book, Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age, Juana Bordas outlines what she calls a New Social Covenant that lifts up three principles: 1) Sankofa, the recognition that we must...
July 19, 2020 – Holding Ourselves in Troubling Times

July 19, 2020 – Holding Ourselves in Troubling Times

Amelia Shenstone, Guest Preacher We are living in a time when people in our nation are reaching a turning point in our willingness to reckon with generations of trauma. How does what we know of ourselves, personally, our families, our congregation, and our country...
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