Are We Changing or Transforming?

Ellie Richardson

9/22/2019

Photo by Angela Menke Ballou. Used with permission Change and transformation are two words frequently used interchangeably, often leading to confusion and sometimes, disappointment.   What is change? Change is an alteration, modification, remodeling or a variation. When water is subjected to temperatures below 32° F it freezes into ice. Raise the temperature a few degrees and it changes back to water.   What is transformation? Transformation is a metamorphosis. When a caterpillar spins ...


Hearing is Beautiful

James Silver

9/10/2019

"I wonder why I came to church today? I couldn't hear a thing." There were no microphones; or they weren't used properly.


To Mars and Beyond- A VBS Reflection

Nicole Hosford

9/6/2019

"Vacation Bible School has always been one of Colchester Federated Church’s largest community outreach programs, and this year was no exception... The energy this year was truly OUT OF THIS WORLD! It was so wonderful to see the many interactions between the youth and the adults. At times, I think our adult volunteers were having more fun!"


Facing the Rising Sun Part 4: The Legacy of Judy Simmons

Cleo Graham

9/3/2019

Rev. Cleo Graham commemorates the 400-year anniversary of African slaves first coming to America by sharing stories about her own ancestors.


From the Director's Desk- Book Reviews

Jennifer deSimas

9/3/2019

Book review musings by John P. Webster Library Director, Jennifer deSimas. This month Jennifer reviews two books; Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms by Shonda Moralis, and The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe by Fr. Richard Rohr, 2019.


Facing the Rising Sun Part 3: Slave, Midwife, and Legacy

Cleo Graham

8/29/2019

Rev. Cleo Graham commemorates the 400-year anniversary of African slaves first coming to America by sharing stories about her own ancestors.


And Now For Something New

Tiffany Vail

8/27/2019

Here we are at the end of August, and there is indeed a plan for something new. I thought I'd share it, and I invite your feedback.


Goodbye

Chancellur Dixon

8/21/2019

Chance Dixon shares lyrics from a song he created about the inclusive community that is fostered at Silver Lake


Facing the Rising Sun Part 2: Searching for Milo

Cleo Graham

8/12/2019

Rev. Cleo Graham commemorates the 400-year anniversary of African slaves first coming to America by sharing stories about her own ancestors.


Facing the Rising Sun Part 1

Cleo Graham

8/1/2019

Rev. Cleo Graham commemorates the 400-year anniversary of African slaves first coming to America by sharing stories about her own ancestors who were slaves in America. This is one of those stories.


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