Day of mourning

Mark Jaeger writes, “We invite you to join with us and with your loved ones and communities to mourn together the world’s losses and sorrows.  We also invite you to join us in holding a moment of silence at sundown on Memorial Day, when we will light a candle and step...

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...

To Serve and Be Served

At his last meal, Jesus got up from the table, grabbed a towel, filled a bowl with water, and knelt to wash the trail-weary, dirt-encrusted feet of his followers and fellow pilgrims. Peter is uncomfortable with this until Jesus tells him that it’s the only Way:...

Look at the Birds

The birds missed the governor’s order to shelter in place. From my perch in the bedroom (or is it my home office now?), I can see a gaggle of crows chasing a hawk from the neighborhood. On my run this morning, birdsong rang from all directions. The blue jay is up to...