This daily devotional was written by teens in Massachusetts to help us practice loving better throughout Lent. This week we focus on learning to love ourselves. March 12 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm him. Plans to give you a hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 Don’t ask yourself what the world needs ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go and do that because because what the world needs is people who have come alive.-Howard Washington Thurman
This daily devotional was written by teens in Massachusetts to help us practice loving better throughout Lent. This week we focus on learning to love ourselves. March 11 “Love yourself first first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”-Lucille Ball Physical exercises is a great form of self-care and a healthy way to de-stress and take time to listen to your inner voice. Take a walk, go for a jog, or go for a bike ride and enjoy the benefits of this practice--yes, practice, something that we need to do not just today but everyday.
This daily devotional was written by teens in Massachusetts to help us practice loving better throughout Lent. This week we focus on learning to love ourselves. March 10 Meditation is a great way of reconnecting with oneself and practice self-care. Deep breathing is a crucial part of meditation. Take 5 deep breaths and then sit and relax as you read this meditation. Meditation Stardust…..the sprinkling of the universe's light into each of us. Imagine the feeling of glowing from the heart. Imagine knowing that you are connected to everything in the universe….and that you are perfect. Imagine it because that is who you are. Imagine it because when you live with Stardust, with light in your heart, you live in your greatness. Prayer My brilliant Image One day the sun admitted, I am just a shadow. I wish I could show you [...]
This daily devotional was written by teens in Massachusetts to help us practice loving better throughout Lent. This week we focus on learning to love ourselves. March 9 When God made creation, God pronounced it good. And on the sixth day, when God created humanity, God pronounced it all very good. The image above of God's creation was captured on a reflective walk and photo session. Take a walk, snap a picture, and be grateful for the wonderful life God has given each of us.
This daily devotional was written by teens in Massachusetts to help us practice loving better throughout Lent. This week we focus on learning to love ourselves. March 8 “Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer We decided that eating healthy is a wonderful way of caring for oneself. Here is a delicious and nutritious recipe we think you will enjoy! Recipe for Basil Pesto Pasta with Roasted Vegetables Ingredients 1 lb. of whole wheat penne pasta Homemade Basil Pesto 2 zucchini, sliced 2 yellow squash, sliced 1 red onion, cut into 1" cubes 15-20 mini bell peppers (assorted peppers), tops cut off 2 tablespoons of olive 1 teaspoon of salt ½ teaspoon of ground pepper Preheat oven to 400. Place zucchini, [...]
Welcome to the Re-Imagining Church Information page! We will collect information here to keep you informed about our work to create a stronger community and good work flows for the future. To get started, you can download a pdf file with the latest look at our church re-organization at this link. re-imaging-church-organization You can see the basic structural idea in the image below. Click on the link to read Pastor Todd's January newsletter article about next steps. getting-organized-for-2017
by the Rev. Sarah Buteux November 3, 2013 Proper 27, Year C Luke 19:1-10 “When we see others as the enemy, we risk becoming what we hate. When we oppress others, we end up oppressing ourselves. All of our humanity is dependent upon recognizing the humanity in others.” ― Desmond Tutu Our story for today is fairly brief, but it is packed with a whole lot of detail. We actually know more about Zacchaeus from these 10 short verses than we know about most of Jesus’ disciples from all four gospels. For example, you probably can’t tell me a whole lot about Nathaniel or the other James or even the other Judas. In fact you might not even know that amongst Jesus’ disciples there were two named James and two named Judas. Did anybody know that? But [...]
Friends, Here is the annual report for Fiscal Year 2015/2016. I mistakenly left out the clerk's report, so you will find it as a separate attachment here, and at the end of the printed annual report. Many thanks to all of you that submitted reports, and assisted with everything else going on around the Annual Meeting, we couldn't have done it without you. Click here to read: 20152016-annual-report clerk-report
Rev. Todd Weir Scripture: Luke 15:1-10 Click below to listen. (The sound system was out, so Pastor Todd had to shout.) Let’s play with the numbers in this parable. What if not just one sad little lamb is lost and restored to the 99, but rather half the sheep are lost? What does the shepherd do if only 20 sheep are in view, or 10? How can you get the flock together again? Now that would be a parable for 2016. How will the flock hold together among the wolves, feeding on brown pastures, and worried about the Zika virus? And what about the bees? How do we stop all the Zika carrying mosquitoes without killing all the bees? No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, whether you are gay or straight, black, white [...]