Message from Lisa

The way you look at things is the most powerful force in shaping your life. -John O’Donohue
Feast Day of Absalom Jones

Feast Day of Absalom Jones

Beloved Friends- Sunday we will celebrate the Feast Day of Absalom Jones. Absalom Jones was born enslaved to Abraham Wynkoop a wealthy Anglican planter in 1746 in Delaware. He would go on to be an abolitionist and clergyman who, due to his passion for the gospel and...

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The Idol of Whiteness

The Idol of Whiteness

Beloved Friends- We are 3 weeks into a 12-week film and discussion series on Faith and Race at Trinity. Each Wednesday we are gathering for a short, but rich hour from 7:00-8:00, taking time for a brief check-in, then watching a short interview by a leading...

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Celebration of Endings

Celebration of Endings

Beloved Friends- This Sunday we will gather after our service to celebrate the year we have just ended and to look forward with hope and gratitude at what lies ahead. Here are the words I used to describe some of the ways I will remember 2020 in our Annual Report:...

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The Start of Something New

The Start of Something New

Beloved Friends- I am sure I was not alone this past Wednesday just before noon as I felt my shoulders relax as I watched the inauguration, not only of a new president and vice-president, but perhaps equally important what feels like the inauguration of a new chapter...

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Loving Our Enemies

Loving Our Enemies

Beloved Friends-  Years ago, while attending a national church conference in Memphis, I found myself late one afternoon in February standing outside of a now very famous motel looking up at a balcony. For the first time ever, I stood in front of the Lorraine...

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Empower Me

Empower Me

Beloved Friends- By the time you read this it will have been two days since the Feast of the Epiphany as well as two days since we collectively witnessed, with equal parts incredulity, abhorrence and heartbreak, the insurrection that took place at our nation’s Capital...

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Blessings for a Happy New Year!

Blessings for a Happy New Year!

Beloved Friends-As we say goodbye to a year now past and look into the next at our doorstep, may we do so with grace. May we forgive each other and ourselves for those things done we regret as well as those left undone. With the promise of God’s love and mercy, may we...

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A Blessing Called Sanctuary

A Blessing Called Sanctuary

Beloved Friends- During this sacred season of Advent, we are given an invitation into a time of waiting and wondering. We are encouraged to slow down and suspend the notion that we know how the story goes, and instead, consider the possibility of what it means to wait...

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Advent Meditation

Advent Meditation

Beloved Friends-During this sacred season of Advent, we are given an invitation into a time of waiting and wondering. We are encouraged to slow down and suspend the notion that we know how the story goes, and instead, consider the possibility of what it means to wait...

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A Piece of Light

A Piece of Light

Beloved Friends- During this sacred season of Advent, we are given an invitation into a time of waiting and wondering. We are encouraged to slow down and suspend the notion that we know how the story goes, and instead, consider the possibility of what it means to wait...

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God’s Timing

God’s Timing

Beloved Friends- During this sacred season of Advent, we are given an invitation into a time of waiting and wondering. We are encouraged to slow down and suspend the notion that we know how the story goes, and instead, consider the possibility of what it means to wait...

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Finding Ways to be Community

Finding Ways to be Community

Beloved Friends- I sit down to write to you this week with an aching heart; I miss you, I miss us, I miss our gatherings, our rituals, our laughter, our shared meals, our ways of meeting, protesting, working, singing, praying and laughing together. I miss everything...

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