Speaker: Rev. Jill Cowie

Speaking the Truth With Love

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Every Sunday, we pledge to “speak the truth with love” in our unison covenant. I hear these words sometimes used in difficult conversations, and I appreciate their honesty. And I wonder what more is being asked of us if we are to live into … read more.

Climate Change!

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A 2015 poll conducted by Yale revealed that two thirds of American voters think that global warming is happening, yet two-thirds of Americans rarely or never discuss it. Mea Culpa, I am one of them. I haven’t preached on climate change in three years. … read more.

In Between

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Come to honor the ending of this year and to welcome the New Year. This is an all ages worship service of reflection and ritual that honors all that is present for you in this in-between moment.

Reading, poem by Pema Chodron

It takes some training … read more.

Get Some Sleep

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We give this advice hoping that sleep will provide sanctuary and restoration. And yet, rest is often elusive and our dreams are perplexing. Sleep consumes roughly one-third of our lives, but how well do we understand it and how does it relate to our … read more.

Come Love, Greater Than My Longing

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In the Christian tradition, this season comes with a promise of peace. Christian theologian Henri Nouwen says, “We can only wait for what has already begun in us.” The Buddhist teacher, Jack Kornfield says “Come O Noble Born back to your true nature.” In … read more.

Harvesting the Hope

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Harvest time is an attitude of gratitude for the seeds of our memories and minds that tell us how to be and become; for soil, the accumulation of our lives from which new life grows; for hands and the ability to work the earth … read more.