Spirit Calendar


Just Anger

Jennifer Kronholm Clark

2/26/2018

"I don’t usually think of anger as being a useful tool in leading a Christian life, but..." —Jennifer Kronholm Clark


No More Waiting

Tamara Moreland

2/19/2018

"Listen, America, to their voices crying in the wilderness. The time is now!" — Rev. Tamara Moreland


Rooted In Love

Isaac Monts

2/12/2018

"All the paths that God takes us on are deeply rooted in God's love for us." —Isaac Monts


The Way of the Cross

Thomas Clough

2/5/2018

"The way of the cross is not a sign of our failure to live up to God’s standards." —Rev. Tom Clough


Dare To Be Like Jesus

Charlie Kuchenbrod

1/29/2018

"We can choose whether we will serve only ourselves, only our family and friends, or only our nation, or we can choose to serve all people according to their needs." —Charlie Kuchenbrod


Astounded

Andrew Page

1/22/2018

"What he tells the people present is nothing like what they've always been told — nothing like what they've always done. And they liked it?" —Drew Page


Unquestioning

Kent Siladi

1/15/2018

"What would it take for us to drop everything and follow?" — Rev. Kent Siladi


God Is Calling

Ryan Gackenheimer

1/8/2018

"A call to ministry does not always mean standing in the pulpit Sunday morning and visiting folks in the hospital." —Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer


New Years Revolution

Mary Nelson

1/1/2018

"Repentance is actually following through on that New Years resolution." —Rev. Mary Nelson


We Know the Good News, Too

Tiffany Vail

12/25/2017

"Let us not keep silent, let us not rest, until the good news that Jesus brought has reached everyone." —Tiffany Vail


Words to Ponder

Deborah Kirk

12/18/2017

"When we speak words of encouragement, we can help others to understand that they can serve as a vessel for God’s love." —Debby Kirk


Brokenness and Restoration - Six Word Stories

Karen Ziel

12/11/2017

"I have known brokenness and restoration. It is from these experiences deep within me that I was prompted to adopt a practice known as Six Word Stories." — Karen Ziel


Our Land

TJ Harper

12/4/2017

"Surely, if our land, country, does not reinstate its moral zeal, it will not prosper." —TJ Harper


Something's Happening

Emily McKenna

11/27/2017

"Take comfort in knowing that however your world may change during this time, the word of the Lord remains the same." —Emily McKenna


Needy and Needed

Michael Ciba

11/20/2017

"Even when we are blessed to be in the presence of God’s love, protected by God’s strength, we must never be content and complacent." — Rev. Michael Ciba


Time for Risk

Susan Townsley

11/13/2017

"Now is precisely the time to risk the investment in creative, innovative, and daring ways to make good for God." —Rev. Susan Townsley


Grant Me Justice

Michele Mudrick

11/6/2017

"There is no justice in using addictive gambling machines to obtain revenue from our most vulnerable residents." — Michele Mudrick


Unpleasant Tasks

Jennifer Kronholm Clark

10/30/2017

"Whether it’s some administrative task at work or a dirty job at home, there are things that just have to get done." — Jennifer Kronholm Clark


Make A Hope Bank

Emily McKenna

10/23/2017

"We must be intentional in recognizing and savoring the moments in our lives that are loving, colorful, or filled with grace." — Emily McKenna


Are You There, God? It’s Me, Moses!

Karen Ziel

10/16/2017

"These are the enemies of our best selves: anger, fear, and uncertainty." — Karen Ziel


Does It Matter Enough?

Isaac Monts

10/9/2017

"No matter the circumstance, as the body of Christ, YOU are called to speak up and speak out against the injustices that marginalized communities face today." — Issac Monts


New Light

Thomas Clough

10/2/2017

"When the church helps us to become aware of this new light, a new heaven and a new earth are created." —Rev. Tom Clough


Center of the Universe

Charlie Kuchenbrod

9/25/2017

"You are the center of God’s universe, but you are not the center of your own universe." —Charlie Kuchenbrod


Seeking Good News

Andrew Page

9/18/2017

"I'm a journalist with the best gig a journalist can have: I tell good news." — Drew Page


A Whole Bunch of Forgiveness

Kent Siladi

9/11/2017

"When someone causes us pain it is an instinct for most of us to want to hurt them back. Jesus wants us to practice '77' living." — Rev. Kent Siladi


A Time Like This

Ryan Gackenheimer

9/4/2017

"What if "loving your neighbor as yourself" meant going into your community or farther away and being the change in the world that the arrival of Christ means?" —Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer


What's A Christian To Do?

Mary Nelson

8/28/2017

"We must remember that a person’s evil behavior is not all that God sees in God’s Beloved Creations." —Rev. Mary Nelson


Who Does Your Community Say You Are?

Tiffany Vail

8/21/2017

"If people in your community don’t have a clear sense of what your congregation is about – ask yourself why." — Tiffany Vail


Beloved Community

Deborah Kirk

8/14/2017

"As we practice holy living together, the fruits of God’s spirit-- love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control--are harvested in abundance." — Debby Kirk


Rest For The Weary

Tamara Moreland

8/7/2017

"Resting well is living well." —Rev. Tamara Moreland


The Never Ending Miracle

Andrew Page

7/31/2017

"The miracle didn't end with 12 baskets of leftovers; it continues through us..." —Drew Page


Hiding Treasures

Michael Ciba

7/24/2017

"Hiding the treasure when we need to is fine. Hiding it forever is not." —Rev. Michael Ciba


Songbooks

7/17/2017

" People who already know the song – sing loud!" —Alan Munshower


House Divided

Sioux Wilusz

7/10/2017

"We must continually work at being an organization that cherishes our differences without losing sight of the fundamental beliefs that unite us." —Sioux Wilusz


Keep Fighting

Michele Mudrick

7/3/2017

"Our efforts are continuing as we believe that there will be future opportunities to oppose this potential new casino and to educate the public about the social and economic costs to casinos." —Michele Mudrick


Joyful Noise

Jennifer Kronholm Clark

6/26/2017

"The energy of camp songs revitalizes me in a way unique to this outdoor ministry setting." —Jennifer Kronholm Clark


The Uncomfortable Walk

Michelle Hughes

6/19/2017

"May each of us have faith and trust enough to be uncomfortable to walk with God and lose ourselves." — Rev. Michelle Hughes


Laughter

Karen Ziel

6/12/2017

"How would you describe your laugh?" —Karen Ziel


Called and Required

Isaac Monts

6/5/2017

"As the body of Christ, we must do two things in this season." —Isaac Monts


The Gift of Power

Thomas Clough

5/29/2017

"We have been given life. We have been given love. We have been given the power to communicate." — Rev. Tom Clough


Begin Now

Charlie Kuchenbrod

5/22/2017

"I need to get to work. We need to get to work." — Charlie Kuchenbrod


Good Things

Emily McKenna

5/15/2017

"You are doing good things." — Emily McKenna


We Are A People!

Kent Siladi

5/8/2017

"We were formed as a people to make a difference. We were formed as a people to proclaim God’s extravagant love for all of God’s children." — Rev. Kent Siladi


Breaking Bread

5/1/2017

"To be able to dine together, to be present with one another and to recognize the Christ within the other, and to simply break bread and give thanks for life in community and fellowship is a gift from which we can all grow." —Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer


What Things?

Mary Nelson

4/24/2017

"We need more practice in telling our own story, in telling Jesus’ story." —Rev. Mary Nelson


Doubting Thomas

Tiffany Vail

4/17/2017

"Seeing isn’t believing any longer." — Tiffany Vail


We Are Witnesses

Deborah Kirk

4/10/2017

"Though we are not eyewitnesses of Christ in the same direct way as the early disciples, we are nevertheless, witnesses to the living Christ among us." —Debby Kirk


Two Parades

Cecile Gilson

4/3/2017

"As we journey though this week before Easter let us remember that we have the strength and courage through Jesus to face our own Easter experiences." — Cecile Gilson


Waiting...

Chuck Ericson

3/27/2017

"God’s word of hope, and God’s glory, are ready to be revealed to you and to all who wait." — Rev. Chuck Ericson


More Conversation Needed

Andrew Page

3/20/2017

"I know that I needed that conversation." — Drew Page


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