Cafe group: Loving ourselves

Cafe group: Loving ourselves

March 2019 The scars under our ashes by Elizabeth Hunter Why do we see our scars first? Read more Faith reflections: Loving others as you love yourself by Megan Torgerson In order to give of yourself, there needs to be enough of you. Read more Download March 2019. How to use Café with a group […]

The scars under our ashes

The scars under our ashes

by Elizabeth Hunter Something happened at church—probably three Ash Wednesdays ago—that got me thinking about scars. After the imposition of ashes, our family began trooping back to the pew. But my youngest child stopped me in the middle of the aisle, gesturing for me to bend down. “People are staring at my face,” he whispered […]

Loving others as you love yourself

Loving others as you love yourself

by Megan Torgerson The command to “love your neighbor as yourself” turns up just one time in the Old Testament. We find it buried deep in an eclectic list of instructions to (among other things) not mix fabrics, not consume blood, and not round off the hair on your temples. This might seem a strange […]

Cafe group: We are one body

Cafe group: We are one body

February 2019 A place for all God’s children by Lisa Heffernan We are one body in Christ. How do we welcome those unlike us? Read more Faith reflections: Belonging to the body of Christ by Lisa Heffernan How can we work together, with our abilities and disabilities, to strengthen our lives together as followers of […]

Belonging to the body of Christ

Belonging to the body of Christ

by Lisa Heffernan Most of the time, I hate my feet. They’re tiny, have terrible circulation, get puffy sometimes, and I had a wound on one toes that stuck around for almost six years. As a paraplegic who was born with spina bifida, my relationship with my feet and legs is just strange anyway. I […]

A place for all God’s children

A place for all God’s children

by Lisa Heffernan Just about every Sunday morning, three men from a nearby group home for adults with disabilities come to worship at the congregation I serve. Accompanied by their carer for the day, they enter the sanctuary and say hello to the ushers and me before picking up bulletins and taking their places in […]

Cafe group: Beyond perfection

Cafe group: Beyond perfection

January 2019 Beyond perfection by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni We may strive to be perfect, but that is not God wants for us. Read more Faith reflections: Perfectly imperfect by Meghan Johnston Aelabouni The new year is a symbolic time to make a life-giving change. But nowhere in the Bible does it say that God wants […]