"What if legacy thinking guided all our church decisions?" — Rev. Jonathan New
Hearing from so many others who view climate change as a worrisome issue was helpful for me personally in recognizing that nobody must face it alone.
"It truly is a life changing experience being a counselor." — Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer
"At our last Conference Wide "Did You Know" Youth Racial Justice Program, there were many young people who didn't know." — Isaac Monts
"In a church I served, one dad had this to say about 8th graders: “It’s as if your smiling, happy-go-lucky child is abducted one night by aliens..."
"The magic is in connecting their hearts and minds with wonder and beauty of the planet..." — Pam Arifian
In the midst of this season of Lent there is a calling to pause, listen and watch for the movement of the Spirit and breathe deeply the presence of God. In those moments my reflections wander to the movement of God’s Spirit in the last weeks and months. When I visited each Association Fall Meeting I talked about the current moment in the evolution and journey towards coming together into a new Conference: Together As One (TA1). I spoke of the need in this early phase to build relationships...
"Our most vital churches have a pulse on their neighborhood and are actively serving God’s people..." —Rev. Wendy Vander Hart
"It’s never easy to admit you don’t have the answers." —Tiffany Vail