Author: Joan Javier-Duval
We may or may not have clear election results at this point and many uncertainties remain present in our day to day lives. Yet, the steady work of repair remains. Let us reflect together on the ongoing work of grieving what is broken and bringing … read more.
TODAY (Election Day) from 12-1PM, Rev. Joan Javier-Duval and Ministerial Intern, Verdis L. Robinson, will host a time of centering reflection, music, and prayer on the School Street lawn of the church. The 30-minute program will begin just after 12 and repeat at 12:30pm. To … read more.
“Listening through Tension,” Rev. Joan Javier-Duval
These days it seems to be more and more challenging to listen with openness to differing opinions and life experiences. Differences can create tension and living with tension isn’t easy. How might we listen deeply and fully enough to … read more.
“Listening with the Whole Self”
Terry Tempest Williams asks, “Can we listen with our whole beings, not just our minds, and offer our attention rather than our opinion?” What does it mean to listen with our whole beings? What parts of ourselves need to be … read more.
“Reflection and Renewal”
As the seasons change and, in the Jewish tradition, a new year begins, we explore the practice of self-reflection and invite a spirit of renewal into our lives. We will also commission the 2020-2021 Lay Pastoral Care Ministry team during the service.
“Good and Necessary Trouble,” August 16, 2020
The late Rep. John Lewis, who dedicated his life to racial justice, equality, and civil rights, said, “Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” What is the “good trouble” we … read more.