Topic: Education

Reaching Back for the Future

There is plenty to criticize about our religious ancestors, the Pilgrims and Puritans. But there are also some things we can learn from their story. There is a Ghanian proverb: “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.” Learning from … read more.

Stories and Lessons of Appalachia

How do you say Appalachia? You say it one way, I say it another. That’s true in our stories too. Join us for our annual Auction Sermon as Linda Thompson and Rev Marian share stories and lessons learned from their Appalachian days.

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Truth/Untruth

From tall tales to online posts, the truth gets a little murky or even lost. Spats or chasms erupt and divide. Each side defending truth at head-spinning pace. Let’s take a deep breath and look. We’ll use a math puzzle to begin.

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Unmasking a Founding Myth

On this “Columbus Day” we explore a people’s history that debunks a founding myth. Celebrations and statues, even literature and popular culture, cover up truths that we’d rather ignore. It is time to unmask the myth and lift up Indigenous people, their history, life, and … read more.

Recognition Day

Columbus Day, Indiginous Peoples Day – which most deserves our notice? The act of paying attention is one of the most valuable skills we have in creating a culture worthy of our best selves. How, then, can we best use it do so?

RE Sunday

This morning, our annual Religious Exploration Sunday, we will hear from several volunteers who will share with us what they learned teaching the children and youth of this faith community. At the close of each service our children will lead us back to Fellowship Hall … read more.

In Each Thing and Every Time

“I was six when I saw that everything was God, and my hair stood up, and all, [the boy] said. It was on a Sunday, I remember. My sister was a tiny child then, and she was drinking her milk, and all of a sudden I saw that she was God and the milk was God. I mean, all she was doing was pouring God into God, if you know what I mean.” – J.D. Salinger