From the Pastor – October 2021

THE GIFT   What if everything is a GIFT???   BOTH the things we like, that are enjoyable and pleasing to us, that we might call ‘good,’   AND the things we don’t like, that are hard and painful and unpleasant, that we might call ‘bad.’   There was once a couple- two souls very […]

FROM THE PASTOR – SEPTEMBER 2021

A Church Divided You may have heard Jesus’ saying in Matthew 12:25: “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.” This was true 2,000 years ago. And this remains true today.   CtK is a divided congregation.   Not because people don’t always agree. Not […]

FROM THE PASTOR – AUGUST 2021

What do you notice?? We’ve been practicing together for several months, breathing in Love & breathing out Love! As you practice showing up in the moment, breathing in and out Love, doing the work of responding to whatever is present with the greatest Love you can, WHAT DO YOU NOTICE?? What do you notice in […]

FROM THE PASTOR – JULY 2021

Where are we headed?? Are we there yet?? Great questions!! Remember, we’ve left the land of Egypt (the way things used to be), we’re journeying through the wilderness (the in-between), on our way to the Promised Land (the new life we are creating together that Spirit is calling and leading us to)! Are we there […]

FROM THE PASTOR – JUNE 2021

Practicing in the In-Between Ok, so here we are . . . the Wilderness . . . the In-Between. The newness is wearing off, the energy dissipating. The dust is settling from all the initial excitement. ‘What was’ is farther in the rear-view mirror, and ‘what is to come’ has not yet come into focus […]

FROM THE PASTOR MAY 2021

The In-Between   Welcome to the Wilderness! The space in between – in between what was and what is to come.   You’ve left the familiarity of Egypt (to use the Exodus metaphor) – the last many years together with Pastor Matthew. And the new life of the yet-to-be-known Promised Land, with the next called, […]

FROM THE SENIOR PASTOR – MARCH 2021

As I write this page for our March newsletter it dawned on me that it has been almost a year since the global pandemic was first felt by many of us. My family witnessed the last Cavs home game before the season was suspended last March. The grim milestone of half a million deaths has […]

FROM THE SENIOR PASTOR FEBRUARY 2021

“Now in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. For to begin with, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you; and to some extent I believe it.” (1 Corinthians 11:17-18)   […]

FROM THE SENIOR PASTOR – JANUARY 2021

Well, what could be said about the year that was 2020? A list of words which I have heard thrown around in an attempt to describe it includes: unprecedented, harrowing, tragic, horrible, etc. Books will be written about the year that was 2020. A global pandemic, social justice concerns, hurricanes galore, election anxiety, were just […]

From the Senior Pastor – December 2020

The month of December has come. Usually in the life of a community of faith this season of Advent is full of activities and excitement preparing for the annual celebration of the birth of Jesus. As we know this is 2020, the year which will be forever remembered as one rife with anxiety, suffering through […]