From Rev. Ellen Jennings

Joyful Greetings!

I can’t believe it’s been four months since I last saw you, worshipped with you, greeted you!  But it has … so where to begin?

THANK YOU!  I’ll start here: with gratitude to all of you for this generous gift of time and specific thanks to the many leaders who continued our work of “nurturing love of God and neighbor” while I was away.  This includes the following chairs and committees: Kris Davis and Sabbatical Support, Le Rowell and Member Care, Katherine Stevens and Buildings & Grounds, Serena Wiltshire and the Deacons, Karly Kiefer and Worship, Dan Sack and Adult Programs, Jennifer Singleterry and Mission & Social Action, Mirabelle Shoemaker and Children & Youth, Trish McKenzie and Fellowship, Anastasia Schulze and the Cabinet, and so many more!  CONTINUE READING

Looking Towards Fall …

Please join us for worship Sundays at 10:30 am. We offer childcare and Sunday School for all ages and welcome all to our lively Coffee Hour following the service. Here’s what’s going on in the life of the church:

Sabbatical-Reflections-podcast-150x150Sabbatical Reflections—With Pastor Ellen’s return this week, we will be planning opportunities to reflect together on our experiences during the sabbatical. Watch for information on times.

8/31: Choir RehearsalWednesday evening practice resumes at 7:30 pm. CONTINUE READING

From Our Moderator

What Makes a Classic?

Several months ago, Eric and I were standing in the Great Hall of the Folger, studying the recent Shakespeare in America exhibit, when Eric turned to me and asked, “Which Shakespeare play is West Side Story based on?”

At first I was surprised that he had never seen West Side Story, but soon I became concerned. Granted, not everyone shares my enthusiasm for musical theatre, but WSS is an American classic, musical or no.

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We Are Open & Affirming

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