Sounds simple, doesn’t it?

Posted on 29 Oct 2017, Pastor: Mike Corey
  As many of you may have heard I was recently in Puerto Rico to work with the response effort to hurricane Maria. My role was to assist with the restoration of communications and more specifically to help meet immediate emergency communications needs. Our team, made up of 25 volunteers
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Hollow Things

Posted on 15 Oct 2017, Pastor: Adam Yates
  Directly across the street from the chapel of my seminary was the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. Now, if you’ve never heard of the Oriental Institute, you would be forgiven. Not many outside that South-side Chicago neighborhood have ever heard of it, much less stepped
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New Possibilities

Posted on 17 Sep 2017, Pastor: Adam
  When we are young, the world around us is alive with possibility. We dream the dreams of youth, of becoming astronauts, or doctors, or explorers, or presidents, or as a child once told my best friend, of becoming a lion when he grew up. As we grow older, something settles on us and our…
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Binding and Loosing

Posted on 10 Sep 2017, Pastor: Adam
  Conflict in any community is exhausting. Conflict in the church is even worse, there is something soul-crushing about it; in addition to the stress and anxiety caused by the conflict itself, there is a profound sense that this is not how Christ meant for us to be. Over the years, in
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Who do you say that I am?

Posted on 29 Aug 2017, Pastor: Adam
  Just this past Friday, I had a meeting down in Milford with a new rector in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. I’m always intrigued by church buildings, so while he finished up a phone call, I wandered about, taking in the space. I explored the church kitchen, because I think a church
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It is enough

Posted on 13 Aug 2017, Pastor: Adam
  Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a variety of congregations going through the transition process. Some of them were excited about the new things that lay ahead of them. Some of them were trying to work through difficult circumstances and challenges. Some of
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The Snapping Point

Posted on 06 Aug 2017, Pastor: Adam
  If you were sitting there listening to our readings this morning and thought to yourself, “my, this reading sounds familiar!”, let me assure you that you are not crazy! Transfiguration Sunday is most commonly observed at the end of the season of Epiphany, on the last Sunday before Lent.
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Bearded Darnel

Wheat and the Weeds

Posted on 23 Jul 2017, Pastor: Thom Hagerth
  It was a bright early fall morning. The sun was shining, the temperature comfortable and the air crisp and clean, an absolutely prefect morning. I walked leisurely to my office, rode the elevator to the 33rd floor and settled in with my first cup of coffee. My wife Maryann started work a
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Monsters

Posted on 02 Jul 2017, Pastor: Adam
  Human sacrifice. Child sacrifice. It terrifies and disgusts us. We find it utterly abhorrent. And yet, it fascinates us and captivates our imaginations. It is the stuff of horror and yet it draws us in. It holds power over us, pulling us back again and again to the altar of sacrifice.
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