Speaker: Rev. Jill Cowie

Harvesting the Hope


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.

The Spirituality of Alzheimer’s


Can there be any good to the long good-bye? A question that caregivers and family ask of themselves in the midst of this heart wrenching disease. Last summer, I pondered this question again as I officiated the memorial service for a man in his … read more.

A Circle of Memory


We are told there is an appropriate time for grieving, that it takes a year. That you have to live through a full cycle of the seasons and the holidays before your grieving is complete. Well I know that’s not so. That grieving sometimes … read more.

Gathering in Hope


Our theme for our stewardship campaign this year is “Gathering in Hope.” The way in which we seek to nurture experiences of open- mindedness and open-heartedness in all of our gatherings is so very hopeful. When we create a presence of openness that is … read more.

Life: The Great Experiment


Two hundred years after his birth, when we think of Henry David Thoreau, we think “nature,” and some of us think “social justice.” Yet his defense of both, sprang from the same roots. He found society in nature and he found nature everywhere, especially … read more.

Call to Be a Present Day Abolitionist


So often we think of Mexico and “the wall” when talking about immigration. Tragically, ICE operates without constraint within 100 miles of any border including the coast, imprisoning thousands without due process. We live in the borderlands and the call for sanctuary is sounding. … read more.

Be Like Water


Malidoma Patrice Some’ says “where ritual is absent, the young ones are restless, there are no real elders, and the grown-ups are bewildered”. Join us for a ritual rich ingathering during which we will offer water to our communal bowl to symbolize how each … read more.

The Art of Blessing

“The art of blessing,” says poet Marge Piercy is ‘compressing attention to each little and big blossom of the tree of life, to let the tongue sing each fruit, its savor, its aroma and its use.’ This language connects us heart to heart within the … read more.