Ten Signs of Hope

Lara Schopp Carla Aday, Senior Minister Blog

As the days drag on, the earth bursts forth in beauty. I find my heart ricocheting between savoring the now and worrying about the future. So I thought today we could sit back and notice the signs of hope around us and within us. Volunteerism is up. Applications to volunteer …

What’s next?

Lara Schopp Articles, Carla Aday, Senior Minister Blog

This Sunday will be our seventh Sunday to meet for worship via live stream rather than in person. We began on Sunday, March 15. Three days prior to that a nurse friend told me, “Churches probably need to take a few weeks off and then come back boldly with a …

Be Kind

Lara Schopp Articles, Children & Families, Staff Messages

By Lisa McLeish, Director of Early Childhood Programs I n spite of my effort to only watch the news for the weather forecast, the other news of the world makes itself known. The excitement and happiness of the Chief’s Super Bowl win seems so long ago as we are inundated …

The Ancient Audacity to Hope

Lara Schopp Articles, Tyler Heston, Youth Ministry

By Tyler Heston, Minister to Youth It’s easy to be anxious in our world today. As November 2020 grows closer, our country is nervous about what’s next. Life as normal is coming to a halt across the globe as COVID-19 spreads. On top of these things and the plethora of …

In Awe of the Rugged

Lara Schopp Catherine Stark-Corn, Children & Families, Mission Trips

By Catherine Stark-Corn, Minister to Families and Children One of my most cherished memories is of the church’s family mission trips to the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The drive could be a bit long, especially with younger ones who were tired of car games, toys, sitting, being …

Forty Days

Lara Schopp Articles, Carla Aday, Senior Minister Blog

“I have no problem giving up alcohol for the 40 days of Lent” my friend told me. “But if I try to say no to a glass of wine other times of the year, it seems impossible. I don’t know why that is.” This conversation with my friend got me …