Rev. Alan Johnson, Chair of the UCC Mental Health Network, was First Church’s guest preacher on Mental Health Sunday. He encouraged the congregation to “not shrink back” from the reality of mental illness—our own stories, those of our family members and our church family. The stigma around mental illness is strong. By breaking the silence and stepping forward we can offer and get support.
Minister of Community Life Rachel Bauman reads Sherman Alexie's poem?Loud Ghazal? and
In Luke 1:5-24, 57-80 , the angel Gabriel announces to Zachariah that he and his wife Elizabeth are going to have a baby (who will grow up to be John the Baptist), even though both are getting on in years.
Emerging Leader Laura Burkhauser tells the story of the angel Gabriel coming to Zacharia (Luke 1:12-22, 57-66) telling his that he and his wife Elizabeth are going to have a baby at their advanced age (who grew up to be John th
Using the image of a computer script that needs to "(pause)" at some point in the middle of its multistep task, Minister of Art and Communication Phil Porter suggests that during Advent we might treat the space between question and answer as a rich place of wonder and imagination.