Greetings, Friends! Almost a year ago, the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan joined with the other three Episcopal dioceses in the state to pass a resolution urging our brothers and sisters of faith to ask Governor Snyder to restrict the use of Enbridge Line 5 until an independent panel of pipeline experts could verify that Line … Continue reading Act Now to Save our Waters
Greetings, Friends – Last week at Exploring Your Spiritual Journey (EYSJ), one of our participants led us in our morning worship by asking us to share all the things we wanted to leave behind in 2017 and then offer our ideas of what attitudes and qualities we wanted to see grow in 2018. Once we … Continue reading Responding to Uncivil Words and Actions
Greetings, Friends – On Sunday, we celebrated the Baptism of Our Lord, one of the four Sundays of the church year that is appropriate for baptisms and during which we reaffirm the words of our own Baptismal Covenant. I love these celebrations – even when we aren’t sharing the Sacrament of Baptism with new members … Continue reading Reaffirming our Baptismal Covenant
Greetings, Friends! Happy New Year!! I am a glass half-full kind of person most of the time yet, on first glance, I am having trouble looking back at 2017 and seeing the glass with anything much in it at all. We faced devastating hurricanes, tragic mass shootings, horrific fires, political unrest, allegations of sexual harassment, … Continue reading Are You Ready for 2018?
Merry Christmas, Friends! I wish you all a deep sense of the joy and peace that God’s greatest gift, Jesus, brings to our lives! It is my fervent prayer that we all encounter Jesus today and in the days to come as we share in the work of the Jesus Movement. I would love to … Continue reading Loving Our Neighbor as We Keep Christ in Christmas
Greetings, Friends! “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14, KJV). Yes, I know that I’m jumping the gun a little bit – after all it is only the third week of Advent – yet I’ve been thinking about some of the traditional themes of Christmas like … Continue reading Welcoming the Stranger: Resolution 3
Greetings, Friends! This week, I’m going to get right to the point. The 5th resolution we passed at our Diocesan Convention addresses a tragic reality: “Suicides in Young People Reach an All Time High.” Until this year, only twice had suicide touched my life personally but, this year, four close friends have faced suicide in … Continue reading Resolution 5: Suicides in Young People Reach an All Time High