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Improvisation with Blue Cloth

by Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper
December 14, 2014

  While I speak today, some of you will unroll a large coiled object. It begins looking an awful lot like a dead body. Lying on a street. One that was left there to die. It will open, if we can get it open. It may not remind you of a dead body. It may instead remind you of those corrals, the ones used to keep protesters off the street. The corrals had not...

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Unexpected Light For The Foolish and The Wise`

by Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper
December 07, 2014

What a difference a week makes. Last week we sang, “We Shall Not Be moved,” and meant it, hoping that we wouldn’t have to do that, soon, again. We were in sorrow and anger, knee deep in grief, about the non-indictment in Ferguson. And then, just while we were warming up to care about some place we’d never heard of, near St. Louis, we had to care about a repeat and...

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The Charades of Kindness

by Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper
November 30, 2014

Some of you know Brian Lehrer, the local NPR host who is celebrating 25 years of doing his show this week. You know the NPR format, that in pretty much every location, there is a morning talk person, who has to try to be interesting for an hour or two, daily. I only have to be interesting weekly – and even then not every week – so I know the challenge. Brian has been more than...

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Refrains and Reformations

by Micah Bucey
November 23, 2014

Today, we end our exploration of the Fruits of the Spirit, and our second Ancient Testimony, Psalm 100, lines up perfectly with our final Fruit, “Faithfulness.” It’s also the day of our annual Thanksgiving Shared Meal, so, I’d like to combine these themes and say that I am thankful that all of you have faithfully stuck with us through this...

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