Tonight: Lessons Learned in New Zealand – Part 2: The Doctrine of Discovery and Indigenous Peoples

A Zoom Seminar – Thursday, April 30, 7pm For both New Zealand and the Americas, Europeans arrived with a religious and political mandate in hand – the Doctrine of Discovery. This had profound and devastating effects on the indigenous peoples of both lands but with significant differences. This Thursday Pastor … Read More

Eastertide Reflection ~ Thursday, April 30, 2020

A group of students was asked to list what they though were the present Seven Wonders of the World. Though there was some disagreement, the following go the most votes: 1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids  2. Taj Mahal  3. Grand Canyon 4. Panama Canal  5. Empire State Building  6. St. Peter’s … Read More

Join Us for Online Worship Service Sunday, May 3, 2020, 10:30am ~ Communion Sunday

~ “Good Shepherd Sunday” ~ A comforting time. Jesus, the good shepherd, whose sheep hear his voice and leads them out. “God is my shepherd, I shall not want,” intones that most famous of psalms. In the gospels, Jesus as shepherd is inexorably intertwined with the deep feeling of compassion. … Read More

Eastertide Reflection ~ Wednesday, April 29, 2020

“Exploring”   Always in the (wilderness) when you leave familiar ground and step off alone into a new place, there will be, along with the feelings of curiosity and excitement, a little nagging of dread. It is the ancient fear of the Unknown, and it is your first bond with … Read More

Eastertide Reflection ~ Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Small yet strong in the love of God, like Saint Francis of Assisi, all of us, as Christians, are called to watch over and protect the fragile world in which we live, and all its peoples…Nurturing and cherishing creation is a command God gives not only at the beginning of … Read More

Eastertide Reflection ~ Monday, April 27, 2020

Let us pray for the Family Tree.  May our roots grow deep, giving us a strong foundation when times are rough.  May we branch out into the world with confidence and offer support and shelter to those in need.   May we grow stronger with each passing day, and may our … Read More