Imagine This

Political ImaginationThe task of prophetic communities shaped by God’s love and justice, according to Walter Brueggemann, is to nourish and evoke an “alternative consciousness,” one that is not confined by the measures of what’s possible but is shaped instead by the...

Finding Jesus

Jesus was a Jewish man with brown skin who was murdered by the state police after an act of civil disobedience resulted in the destruction of public property. He was accused of inciting the people to riot. This Jesus is the center of our faith. These historical facts...

On grief and imagination

In a recent email to FMC’s Service & Outreach Committee, committee Chair Janet Guthrie offered this frame of realistic hope from Arundhati Roy: Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no...

Shelter in Faith

Several weeks ago, congregational chair Karen McKenzie started using the phrase “shelter in faith.” It was during a Spiritual Leadership Team zoom meeting, and we were discussing how the existent – though somewhat feeble – Care Group structure might help us all stay...