Renewed

Lara Schopp Articles, Catherine Stark-Corn

Rev. Catherine Stark-Corn, Minister to Children and Families The final pile of snow has left my yard. It was in a corner where it had accumulated higher than other spots due to windy days and stayed there far too long due to lack of sun. The disappearance of that lingering …

A Question for the New Year

Lara Schopp Articles, Catherine Stark-Corn

Rev. Catherine Stark-Corn, Interim Minister to Children and Families The Christ child is born – the new year is here and this is the week I begin to feel a bit deflated after all the build-up through Advent and anticipation of Christmas. It’s not that the Advent and Christmas seasons …

A Big Something….Or Not?

Lara Schopp Articles, Catherine Stark-Corn

By Rev. Catherine Stark-Corn, Interim Minister to Children and Families Sitting in the reception hall for a friend’s wedding – the music plays an engaging melody while the newly married couple takes to the dance floor. Twinkling soft lights give off a fuzzy glow that makes the space a bit …

Worship Anew

Lara Schopp Articles, Catherine Stark-Corn, Children & Families

These are all moments that help remind me why encouraging parents and families to bring children into worship is so important. Young, wiggly, energized worshippers are central to our church, to our congregation and most importantly to living God’s love.

From the Beginning…

Lara Schopp Articles, Catherine Stark-Corn

By Rev. Catherine Stark-Corn, Interim Minister to Youth, Children, and Families “You had to be here from the beginning,” I chastise my husband as he walks in half way through a show I am watching. He immediately says this doesn’t make sense. He asks questions that show he is a …

Moment By Moment

Lara Schopp Articles, Catherine Stark-Corn

By Rev. Catherine Stark-Corn, Interim Minister of Children, Youth and Families The sounds of trotting feet and nervous giggles came from behind the curtain as the 1st graders moved into place to perform their song and dance. The music filled the large room and the curtains drew back to reveal …