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Practicing Our Faith

Practicing Our Faith

Many years ago, the congregation I served lost a 13-year-old boy to suicide. It was a devastating loss. We quickly assembled a community gathering to talk with kids and parents about suicide, funerals and grief. Most of his friends had never attended a funeral and had...
Love for Neighbor

Love for Neighbor

Beloved siblings in Christ,   Please be aware that we are cancelling worship this Sunday, March 15 and all Trinity programming for the week of March 16.   The decision to close is not made in fear or alarm but in an abundance of caution and love for neighbor. While we...
My Neighbor 2020

My Neighbor 2020

Hopeful Ones, What a privilege it has been for us to learn new ways to be neighbor right in the heart of Stillwater. Under the leadership of John Hodler, Jeff Anderson and Roger Funk, over 100 volunteers showed up to receive training and participate in creating a...
Nothing?

Nothing?

Siblings in Christ, I have heard it a hundred times but this time it came from the mouth of someone so wise, so open, so expansive in their thinking, it was like hearing it for the first time. “My kids are now nothing. My grandchild will be raised as nothing.”...
Nothing?

Hope

Siblings in Christ, The new year dawns with hope for most of us. Hopes that we can be better, reach a goal, rid ourselves of a bad habit, change jobs, experience something new. As we turn the page on the calendar, we also hope we can leave parts of the old year...
My Neighbor 2020

Waiting for the Light

Waiting for the light. This past weekend I had the great joy of spending three days with our eldest daughter, Maggie. She had purchased Ted’s car and flew home from Northeastern Ohio, where she lives, to drive it back. I rode back with her, eager for time together and...

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