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Goo

I was raised on the butterfly metaphor.  From kids’ books to Easter symbols.  I’ve preached it.  I watched it unfold in grade school terrariums.  And I’ve used it as ...

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EMPATHY

It’s Impossible to be a true disciple of Jesus without empathy.    As I sat these past two weeks watching the peaceful protesters all across America marching out their ...

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For the Long Haul

We are over 8 weeks into our pandemic requirements to Stay Home and Stay Safe.  There is an often-used phrase: this is a marathon not a sprint.  However, you have been ...

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Essentials

Essentials. In this time of a global pandemic we are using terms that attempt to characterize where we find ourselves in this challenging time.  “Social or physical ...

That Hard Place

That Hard Place I don’t like pain.  I read a situation, analyze all the trajectories and options and work overtime to figure out how to get through things without causing...

An Amazing Haiti Trip

By Suzanne Swanson The RICUCC Haiti Task Force, in collaboration with the United Congregational Church UCC of Bridgeport, Ct., had a very amazing Haiti mission trip ...

La Posada

by Elena Huegel                 At the grocery store yesterday, the smells from a newly arranged corner of the fruit and vegetable area transported  me back to my early ...

Wrong Church!

Recently, we received ... a note of thanksgiving for our church’s openness in playing a role in the burial of the author’s brother. It was a genuinely heartfelt note… and...

Resilience

This month is Disaster Preparedness month.   You will find another great resource here: Disaster Resiliency (PDF) written by Judy O'Donnell.  And we have seen that ...

Innovate!

Einstein is quoted as saying:  “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”   It is one of my favorite quotes.  (And though there is ...

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