Friday Festival ~ Transitional Edition

It’s summer; it’s fall.  People around here are back in school; people around here are back out of school.  (Heat days!  Who knew?)  Change!  Transition!  What’s a pastor to say? Marci Glass offers us a baptismal reaffirmation service for transgender individuals not baptized with the names with which they identify, with great sensitivity toward the… Read More

Friday Festival ~ It’s Still Summer!

In some ways, it’s been too fast (vacations speed by) and in some ways too slow (the heat does not speed at all), but it ~ Summer ~ is not over yet.  And we are walking and remembering and unwinding and caretaking and assessing. I’ve done what Michelle Francl of Quantum Theology notes is wise,… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party . . . Graduation Edition!

I don’t know about you all, but we are celebrating high school and college graduations on Sunday ~ which will shorten the sermon somewhat.  And guess what I’ve purchased for our graduates?  Copies of MaryAnn McKibben Dana’s God, Improv, and the Art of Living!  Deciding to give a RevGals book was easy ~ which one… Read More

Friday Festival ~ Springtime!

Here in Northeast Ohio, Spring sprang on Thursday, with flowering trees suddenly in bloom all over the place.  It’s beautiful around here, and probably no one wants to stay inside and read.  But in case you’re somewhere rainy or cold, we’ve got some blog posts for you. Here’s an interesting one from Jan Edmiston in… Read More