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Gretchen’s Article on Advent — the season, not the child.

I love Advent.  I mean, clearly – I love it enough to name my child after it – Addi is short for Advent.  Advent is my favorite season of the church year, hands down.  The name Advent shares the Latin root adventus meaning “a coming, approach, or arrival.”  It’s part of the word “adventure” – which I love!  Advent is the four Sundays before Christmas Day – not just the first 24 days of December.  In a way, Advent wreaths … Continued

From the Pastor – August 2017

Here are some responses to my recent sermon called, “Jesus Repents”, which spoke to the need, as followers of Jesus, to repent of our own distancing from the racism in our nation and ourselves, and commit ourselves to listen, learn and act with people of color. “You should have condemned Trump outright.  Spell out how he is leading the U.S. toward a fascist state.” “You weren’t empathetic enough.  Condemning incidents in Moses Lake, Charlottesville and the U.S. is a judgment … Continued

Book (and Music) Recommendations from the Staff

Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott Anne Lamott’s nontraditional journey to faith is unusual and inspiring as someone nontraditional myself, it’s encouraging to hear her story of transition moving through loss into a place of growth. I highly recommend this book. It’s hilarious and profane and funny and she’s an alcoholic who’s a mess and dealing with having a kid when she shouldn’t have had a kid. It’s great. -Pastor Gretchen Ten Fun Things to Do Before You Die by Karol … Continued

From the Pastor – July 2017

10 “SPIRITUAL” WAYS TO RELAX THIS SUMMER Even when you’re not on vacation! Summer — such a delicious time of year!  Even if the pace doesn’t slow as much as we’d like, the focus shifts and the weather (usually) is glorious! In keeping with our Spiritual Life Hack explorations and focus on how faith practices can transform our spirits and our lives, here are some ways to relax and deepen your enjoyment of the season — whether you’re traveling or … Continued

From the Pastor – June 2017

Can a rock concert be holy?  Can it be church? On Mother’s Day, I had the honor of seeing the Irish band U2 at Century Link Field.  2017 is the 30th anniversary year of the release of their Grammy winning album ‘Joshua Tree.’  Along with 50,000 of my closest friends (and Eddy Vedder of Pearl Jam), I crammed into the stadium with my heart racing in excitement.  I grew up with U2, and in fact, I’m starting to think that … Continued

Summer Worship Schedule 2017

July & August Traditional Worship Sundays – 10am – Sanctuary Join us as we praise God through traditional liturgy.  Featuring the varied music gifts of our congregation, each week will bring special music from varied instruments & voices, and people of all ages. Worship on the Lawn Wednesdays – 6pm – The Front Lawn Bring your picnic dinner at 6pm, and stay for worship with our Informal Ensemble starting at 6:30.  We will be celebrating communion every week, and have … Continued

Ash Wednesday – What?

Ash Wednesday and Lent – What are they? Check out this quick video for a basic summary of what Ash Wednesday and Lent are all about:     Want to try some of this out? Engage in renewal, repentance, and community. Explore fasting, praying, and giving on Ash Wednesday, February 18. Ash Wednesday Worship Choir and Imposition of Ashes Wednesday, February 18, 7:00pm   Ash Wednesday Prayer Prayer Stations 9:00am-7:00pm Prayer or confession with Pastor Kathy, 9:00am-12:30pm, 3:00pm-6:00pm

The Voice of Our Redeemer’s

This is the voice of Our Redeemer’s. You’ll hear from Pastor Kathy, leaders of social justice programs, youth, and many other folks in our community. Use the filter to search for something specific, or browse through different posts to be surprised. Have something to say? Get in touch with Allison. “You’ve given me space to be human, while still trusting and respecting me as your pastor. (I’m not going to mention all the bad jokes you e-mail me!)” What brought … Continued

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