RE Sunday, By Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels, June 11, 2023

10:00 AM In-person and Via ZoomProviding religious education for children is as important now as it has ever been. But today’s social reality creates new challenges for churches and for families that old models of “Sunday School” cannot meet. Rather than re-stating old answers, now is the time to re-ask the question, “What are we hoping to do for our … Read More

“Open Your Ears to the Song”, By Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels, June 4, 2023

10:00 AM, In-person and Via Zoom For our annual celebration of our music program, we remind ourselves that making music with a choir, or a band, isn’t just about the sounds that you produce, but also about listening closely to what others are doing. In our work as a congregation, too, we need to develop the skill of listening, finding … Read More

“No Gift is Too Small”, By Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels, May 28, 2023

10:00 AM, In-person and Via Zoom On the day we honor those Americans who have given the ultimate sacrifice, I want us to also consider all the ways that people contribute to good causes, according to their interests, resources and abilities. Judging some for not doing enough turns away allies. There are many ways to be involved.

“Spiritual Report Cards”, by Chaplain Michael Eselun, May 21, 2023

10:00 AM, In person and Via Zoom How many of us live our lives as if there will be a report card at the end of the term?   What would constitute an “A” in your book, spiritually speaking?  And does it matter?  Oncology chaplain and popular guest speaker, Michael Eselun will explore these questions. Our Guest Speaker, Chaplain Michael … Read More

“Begin at the End”, By Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels, May 7, 2023

10:00 AM In Person and Via Zoom Too much of our activism is “re-activism.” We’re responding with sorrow or outrage to the latest incident. That sort of public emotional catharsis has its place, but we should be working pro-actively, too. We need to set our own vision, map out our strategy, and recognize that big goals require sustained effort.

“Everybody In”, By Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels, April 30, 2023,

10:00 AM, In person and Via ZoomSuccessful social change movements build strong and wide coalitions. In building coalitions it’s important to define our goal as narrowly as possible so we don’t end up excluding potential allies based on disagreement over an issue not actually relevant to our shared goal.

“Unfinished Business”, By Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels, April 9, 2023

10:00 AM, in-person and via ZoomJesus died just as his ministry reached its most powerful point. Easter celebrates the miracle that Jesus lives again and the story continues. But a few weeks after his resurrection, Jesus ascends to Heaven, with the work of inaugurating the Kingdom of God still unfinished. For those of us who won’t see the final winning … Read More