Both of the writers of the morning scriptures were writing near the end of the first century, a time of war, fear and grief.
For this all-ages worship Sunday, Minister of Community Life Rachel Bauman leads the congregation in a reflection on Isaiah’s call to a “new heaven and a new earth,” a hopeful cry for justice and peace for all people.
Adult Minister Kit Novotny explores Isaiah’s “little Apocalypse” (Isaiah 25:1-10). To consider this passage apocalypse and home in a time when world events have us teetering on the brink and wildfires devastate a large swath of Northern California, seems fitting.
As the country approaches Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day, Emerging Leader Sonny Graves reflects on how the story of our country has eliminated complexity. In this case, the fate of the indigenous people who lived here before Europeans arrived has been largely erased.