Conversations of Faith

1 Peter 4:10 – “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” Roman 12:6 says, “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is...
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Johanna Schaefer

Johanna Schaefer began her career in the advertising agency business in Boston where she held the position of Media Director helping clients with publicity and feature story placement in trade journals. Clients included Raytheon, Inc. Magazine, and Cambridge Savings Bank to name...
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Observations on Doodling While Praying

This post was submitted by Gray Sawyer. I chose to start my doodle with an invocation, calling out one of the many names of God.  I chose “Honey” because that is a name I call both my parents and God is both our mother and our father.  Honey also calls to mind the verse...
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A New Approach to Lent: Part 2

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Oodles of Doodles – A Right-brain Way to Jump Start Your Prayer Life by Lynne Meyer My previous blog ended with the suggestion to buy a desktop calendar (the squares are larger than those of a wall calendar!) and then doodle daily prayers from Ash Wednesday (March 1) to Easter...
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A New Approach to Lent

This entry in the Witness Blog is submitted by Lynne Meyer. This year Lent begins on March 1st.  However, I began my Lenten discipline a bit early this year and, as a result, I produced this little book shown at the right. I have doodled away my prayer time daily in the above...
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Reflections on the Protest at Bradley

This entry in the Witness Blog was submitted by Mary Sawyer. Last Sunday, I decided to join in the protest at Bradley International and raise my voice with those crying out against President Trump’s ban on many immigrants and refugees. I was moved off my sofa and into my car...
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Legend of the Cookie Fair

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Twelve years ago, at an annual ladies aid meeting, Rev. Rachel Thomas suggested that we team up with someone within the group that we could call our “sister” as a way to meet new people and learn more about them. It was at that meeting that a cookie fair fund-raiser was suggested...
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Celebration of the Spirit

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My friends, there is a lot going on in the life of the church. We only need to look around in our parish to see it–our ongoing Harvest House ministry, our active youth group, ongoing celebrations of our 225th Anniversary, new faces populating our pews, the start of an...
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Celebrating our Anniversary Year

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The following was delivered by the Rev. Adam Yates at the Annual Meeting on January 31, 2016. When I first moved to Connecticut, one of the things that struck me was the deep and profound sense of history. Unlike any other part of the country in which I have lived, here history...
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