A Gift

Lara Schopp Carla Aday, Senior Minister Blog

I heard once that children are born with faith. But as they mature into teens and adults, we rob them of it. We teach them the “right” answers rather than letting them revel in the holy mystery. Oftentimes parents worry about how to teach a child to navigate the death …

Joy and Pain

Lara Schopp Articles, Carla Aday, Senior Minister Blog

I try to write this column about one theme. But today I cannot decide. Part of me wants to describe the overwhelming joy unfolding. I could recount the electric energy of 300 folks at the Spring Fling last Sunday, the beaming smiles of toddlers hunting Easter eggs and petting the …

Carla’s Candids for Friday, March 22

Lara Schopp Uncategorized

It was 4 a.m. and I was groggy-eyed on the way to catch a 6 a.m. flight, when I heard about the massacre of 50 worshipers in New Zealand. I confess that initially I only felt numb. One more shooting. We all know what follows: talk of sensible gun laws …

God’s Gift of Love

Lara Schopp Articles, Carla Aday, Senior Minister Blog

Their love was forbidden. Their marriage was a secret. They lived most of their days apart and in solitude. But nothing could thwart their devotion to each other. It was medieval France and priests were not allowed to marry. His name was Peter of Abelard and her name was Heloise. …