For the Living of These Days—A Word from Renee Purtlebaugh

By nature, I am a future thinker, thinking and planning and playing out what if scenarios in my mind. Sometimes, this skill is incredibly helpful. For example, it allows me to plan for children’s activities, think ahead to might what … Continue reading

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Carol Harston

“We value a healthy community, where honest relationships provide all people safety, encouragement, acceptance and healing, and challenge us to practice gentleness, forgiveness, and continued growth.” When the church worked to create the mission, vision, and core values for “Vision … Continue reading

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Renee Purtlebaugh

Two weeks ago, I traveled to Chicago for a day-long conference with Traci Smith, pastor of Elmhurst Presbyterian Church and an author/advocate for family faith formation with a bent toward how that formation happens at home. Traci’s approach to faith … Continue reading

An Interim Word from Fred Bogert

It has been my privilege (and challenge) to serve two churches who are both between pastors. They have both felt to me like sailing vessels at sea, kept on course by crews waiting for skippers. Neither has been adrift, thank … Continue reading

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Lauren Jones Mayfield

In his new book, Postures, Prayers, and Poems: A Yoga Journey through Earth, Body, and Soul, author Joseph Lauricella begins by discussing the profound power of our breath. Here is a beautiful mantra taught by a life-long yogi, Sri Tirumalai … Continue reading