How Westfield Found Their Pulse

How Westfield Found Their Pulse

When I first moved to Connecticut, my congregation wasn’t officially Open and Affirming. For the uninitiated, Open and Affirming (ONA) is an official designation within our denomination, the United Church of Christ, for congregations that welcome and affirm...
Ribbons of Fire

Ribbons of Fire

Pentecost is one of my favorite days in the church year. Here’s why: I love the color red (although green is my favorite); I love the story of the followers of Jesus not knowing what hit them and how everyone else thought they were drunk; and I LOVE Johnny...
Poofs, Confetti, and the Resurrection

Poofs, Confetti, and the Resurrection

A little over six weeks ago, I told you all about our latest Lenten installation that featured giant, vertical words that represented the six sermon themes for the season. They were striking. Particularly on Maundy Thursday, when their silhouettes loomed over our...