"The magic is in connecting their hearts and minds with wonder and beauty of the planet..." — Pam Arifian
In the midst of this season of Lent there is a calling to pause, listen and watch for the movement of the Spirit and breathe deeply the presence of God. In those moments my reflections wander to the movement of God’s Spirit in the last weeks and months. When I visited each Association Fall Meeting I talked about the current moment in the evolution and journey towards coming together into a new Conference: Together As One (TA1). I spoke of the need in this early phase to build relationships...
"Our most vital churches have a pulse on their neighborhood and are actively serving God’s people..." —Rev. Wendy Vander Hart
"It’s never easy to admit you don’t have the answers." —Tiffany Vail
“Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters;” -Isaiah 55:1 Beloved Community,, As people of faith we meet our God in all the ways we put love for our neighbors, our children, and creation into action. In the United Church of Christ we understand environmental stewardship as our covenantal responsibility and privilege to care for the natural world as God’s creation. As the United Church of Christ, we have acknowledged how we are only stewards of creation, and “The Earth Is The Lord’s, Not ...
"John the Baptist may be the right patron for 'Together as One.' " —Rev. Michael Ciba
"One of the fundamental lessons of that road is liminal space. It is learning how to become comfortable with having more questions than answers." —Rev. Don Remick
"Through all this advanced communication – this collaboration – stuff gets done." — Drew Page
"We are map-less. But we cannot stand still." — Sioux Wilusz
"I find myself looking forward to working with people from our future tri-conference as we get to know each other and begin reaching out with resources shared, offers of help, and collaboration around justice issues that matter to us all." —Karen Methot