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The Year of the Search

Feb 14, 2019

We are six weeks into 2019. In some ways it feels like January was four months long and in other ways I feel like the year just got started. Either way, I can tell you unequivocally that 2019 is the year of the search. In no particular order, we...

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Growing Our Church

Jan 30, 2019

One of the key goals found in the Parish Profile and Rector’s Search is to grow our church. From conversations, I have found this is a desire to increase membership AND bring in new families AND create more personal connections AND fill the...

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Christmastide

Dec 20, 2018

Thanks to the titular song, even the most secular of folks know that there are twelve days in the actual season of Christmas. The harder part is to celebrate those days instead of just focusing on the 25th exclusively. The church has ways to do...

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The Sacred Confusion of Advent

Nov 29, 2018

Every family observes and maintains certain holiday traditions. My wife’s family chooses to never label their presents. This tradition is not born from some deep egalitarian purpose where all the gifts are the same or a quirky desire to...

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Let Us Give Thanks

Nov 14, 2018

About twenty years ago, when I was a youth minister, I had a practice of asking trivia questions. Something about random facts and tidbits of information always kept the kids involved. I was usually stalling for time. Often, I would ask a...

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