From the Board of Trustees

Caring Congregation

   Surely there is no better measure of a faith community than what its members do to help one of its own when the need arises.    We are a small group, but I have seen over the years our members step forward to assist another member or friend. Currently, a couple in our group … Continued

Congregation News

Dear Members and Friends, The good news this month is that we are adding two new members to our congregation. Please join me in welcoming Jaye Moyer and Markley Wilson.  As we do so, think about inviting friends to attend our Sunday service with you.  Many people are looking for a spiritual home in a … Continued

President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends, This will be my last message as president of the Board and it’s natural to look back at what’s been accomplished. When I look at the work of our Board of Trustees I find much to admire in the selfless contributions of Jane O’Donnell, Linda Mangelsdorf, Alan Horne, Hollis Kellogg, Bill … Continued

Message From the Board President

Dear Friends and Members, We will see each other at our annual May Congregational Meeting on the 19th when we will once again express ourselves democratically to set the course of our fellowship. These are turbulent times in the larger world beyond our walls, and they spur reflection and anxiety in us all. It was … Continued

President’s Message

When I first joined this congregation in the fall of 1993 it was lay-led and had been for many years. That appealed to me. As a boy, growing up in small, midwestern towns, I had little choice but to follow my parents to a series of protestant churches. As soon as I graduated high school … Continued

Thanks for Doing Your Part!

Dear Members and Friends – I’m very happy to report that Linda Mangelsdorf has been appointed to the Board of Trustees and will participate on Skype during those periods when she is traveling. We thank Twila Smith for completing two full terms – six years in all! Brett Bauman, whose shop is in nearby Campbell … Continued

Presence in Action

The program theme for the month of December is “Presence” and the question that we ask is: “What does it mean to be a community of presence?”  Hmm.  It would seem to me that presence is a requirement for most communities. What would a “community of absence” be? A cemetery? A ghost town? We may … Continued

Summer Message from the President of the Board

I always think of “Porgy and Bess” this time of year. “It’s summertime and the living is easy …” I wanted to write how we are welcoming Hollis Kellogg to the Board while saying farewell to Nate Binzen. Nate did most of the work on the document that got us our “Peace Advocacy Congregation” designation. … Continued

From the Board of Trustees – June 2016

Words are powerful.  They are our primary source of communication. They express thought between people and, when chosen carefully, allow us to deepen our understanding of purpose, of emotion, of all that would otherwise be abstract. We use words to define meaning.  And so, it is significant that one word worked its way into nearly … Continued