Uplift Those In Need: Acts 6:1-7

Scripture: Deuteronomy 24:17-22 and Acts 6:1-7. On this Sunday before the national celebration of Thanksgiving, we are reminded that our harvest and our community gatherings are meant for all, especially those in need. Gratitude leads to giving. Celebration leads…

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Beneficent Banquet: Indonesian Food & Culture

Our first “Beneficent Banquet” event was a success!  Many thanks to those who supported this fundraiser dinner, raising money for local food insecurity programs. We could not have done this without the help of the lively and talented Ross…

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Gather Across Differences: Corinthians 1:10-17

Sunday, November 14: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 (2nd Week of our “Live in Community” unit/practice) Diversity and difference are not new to the Christian Church. The earliest Christians overcame great divisions and celebrated a unity not based on sameness but…

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Feast and Listen Together – Exodus/Acts

Feast and Listen Together(1st Week of our “Live in Community” unit/practice)Communities of faith, like other communities, often practice their faith around tables of food. “Breaking bread” is not just a way to nourish our bodies, it’s a celebration of…

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Challenge “Othering”: Luke 7:36-50

SCRIPTURE READING: Sunday, October 31: Luke 7:36-50 Challenge “Othering”(4th Week of our “Welcome All” unit/practice)In this story, a version of which is shared in all four gospels, a woman anoints Jesus with costly perfume. The host of this meal is…

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Know Your Gifts: Luke 10:38-42

SCRIPTURE READINGS: Luke 10:38-42 (Third Week of our “Welcome All” unit/practice) The story of Martha and Mary reminds us there are different ways to welcome. Some of us are consummate hosts and “hands on workers,” like Martha. Some of…

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Event: All Church Retreat – 10/23/21

Join us, as we nurture our spirits amidst the fall foliage, outdoors and in the lodge at Camp Canonicus, in Exeter, RI.  Our retreat, which is for all ages to enjoy, allows space to enjoy the beauty of this…

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See Christ in Every Person: Matthew 25:31-46

Matthew 25:31-46. The well-known parable of the sheep and goats. Last week we were invited to see God’s practice of welcome in relationship to the entire creation; this week we’re encouraged to practice that welcome with every individual, especially…

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Introducing Beneficent Banquets

Fall is a time of giving.  And giving to others is one of the most rewarding things you can do during this time.  When you give to others it helps to develop a deeper appreciation for what you have…

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