Speaker: Rev. Norman Allen

The Books in My Study

There’s a reason a minister’s office is called a “Study.” It’s more than just an administrative hub. It’s where congregants come to share their tears. It’s where a range of scripture, poetry, and philosophy tumble from the shelves and – with luck – come together … read more.

The Sacred Summer Slowdown

As we enter the hottest month of this very hot year, we remember that adapting to the weather is often more productive than fighting it. Sometimes we have to slow down, take a breath, and pause for refreshment if we’re going to reach our destination. … read more.

How Sweet the Sound

This Sunday, we consider how our lives are shaped, supported, and made joyous through an “amazing grace” that we may seldom even notice. Together, we’ll discover new strength in the spirit that moves through our lives, that calls us to work for social justice, and … read more.

A Community Gathering

In light of the Supreme Court’s decision to deny reproductive rights, we offer an informal, online-only gathering HERE this Sunday morning. After a Chalice Lighting, we’ll open the online space for members of the community to share what’s on their hearts … read more.

Remembering Juneteenth

While the Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved people in the southern states on January 1, 1863, the news didn’t reach Galveston, Texas until June 19, 1865. This Sunday – on the anniversary of that remarkable day – we’ll explore this complicated moment in the history of … read more.

Pride Sunday: Out in History

We launch Pride Month with a joyous worship service that honors the panoply of LGBTQ+ people who have shaped human growth and development across the years. We’ll celebrate the loving partnership of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, the transgender heroism of Joan of Arc and … read more.

Sorrow – Solidarity – Action

In the wake of tragic events in Buffalo and Uvalde, we gather this Sunday to grieve for those whose lives are lost, to rise in solidarity with those under threat in our broken nation, and to take action that will create lasting change in the … read more.