Saturday Prayer – Blessing

May you hear the Voice calling, “You are my beloved.” And if you cannot hear it just now May you hear our voices instead. “We will hear the Voice for you, beloved, until you can hear it for yourself.” Amen.     ____________________________________________________________________________________ Jennifer Garrison Brownell serves as pastor at First Congregational Church -UCC in… Read More

The Pastoral Is Political – Our Finest Gifts: Affirmation, Inclusion, and Solidarity for Transgender People

We’re approaching Epiphany. Whether you observe this twelfth day of Christmas on January 5 or January 6, it’s a day for remembering those who came to see the Christ child and recognized him as a king, despite the outward signs of humble birth. In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem… Read More

Ask the Matriarch Special Edition: How to Talk with Survivors about Suicide

When a RevGal texted me this week after a church member died of suicide, asking for what she called “the RevGal words,” I knew exactly what she meant. Today we are re-posting a Wednesday Extra written by the¬†Rev. Robin Craig¬†shortly after the death of Matthew Warren. Our community is grateful to Robin for sharing from… Read More