July 5, 2020
"Where I find hope these days is on the front porch. Not the fake front porch that white supremacy and capitalism push us to perform – but the front porch faith where we call each other in, and where we shrug off shame and the myth of self-sufficiency." - Rev. Gretchen
Listen in to this week’s homily where Rev. Gretchen considers community, human need, and hope for American democracy.
May 31, 2020
Will the uncertainty and chaos of this moment lead us to hunkering down and focusing on our individual survival, or will we remember the roots of our resilience that lead to our collective survival? Rev. Gretchen offers this homily reflecting on this moment and the call of our faith for collective liberation where all means ALL.
May 24, 2020
In this short homily, Rev. Gretchen reflects on the question of sacrifice, and the power of choosing to give something up so that we don’t have to give up everything.
“Without trusted leadership at a national or global level, we can still remember and remain faithful to this fundamental commitment of our faith - the promises we have made to the love that flows within each of us, among all of us, and that calls us beyond ourselves. The promises for who we will be, and what we will give, and why. The duty we have to those who came before, and those who will come next. We can listen and remember the roots of resilience found in our steadfast willingness to do the hard thing, to give up and to let go and to sacrifice - with joy, and gratitude.” - Rev. Gretchen Haley
May 10, 2020
We have some misconceptions about resilience that we need to break down as we begin this month's series. Rev. Gretchen shares about what resilience is, and isn't - using 3 dog photos!
May 10, 2020
We are living in an unprecedented time. Or, are we? Rev. Gretchen reflects on our collective roots of resilience in part 1 of this homily.
April 26, 2020
Rev. Gretchen offers this homily reflecting on the "essential facts" of life and the ways we adapt as life changes.
March 15, 2020
Rev. Gretchen's homily from the first livestream-only Sunday.
March 8, 2020
"The promise of our faith is that we are bound up in loyalty to the whole world. When we say all we mean all." - Rev. Gretchen