Speaker: Ben Ogilvie

Who Do We Choose To Be

If we choose to see the past – and the present – with clear eyes and an open heart we can act in ways that align with our values, and make a difference in the world. Let’s talk about obstacles to this and the potential rewards of doing it faithfully.… Read the rest

Native Lands

We live on unceded land, and most of us have settler/colonial ancestry. Land acknowledgements have been controversial in this congregation. Join Rev Ruth and Ben Ogilvie as they reflect on our relationship with this land, and what our role is past, present and future.… Read the rest

Widening the Circle of Love

If love is our shared theological core, what does it look like? How do we make it visible in the world? What are the signs that someone is inside or outside our circle of love? How can we widen our individual and communal circles of love?
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We are living in immensely difficult times. Deep societal issues including racism, economic inequality, and environmental injustice mar our current lives and threaten to harm the lives of future generations. There are no easy remedies to these community ills, but returning to the practice of covenant may offer a path forward. Living in covenant creates and develops community. It also furthers both the mission and the health of our faith movement.… Read the rest