Spirit Calendar


Brokenness and Restoration - Six Word Stories

Karen Ziel

12/11/2017

"I have known brokenness and restoration. It is from these experiences deep within me that I was prompted to adopt a practice known as Six Word Stories." — Karen Ziel


Our Land

TJ Harper

12/4/2017

"Surely, if our land, country, does not reinstate its moral zeal, it will not prosper." —TJ Harper


Something's Happening

Emily McKenna

11/27/2017

"Take comfort in knowing that however your world may change during this time, the word of the Lord remains the same." —Emily McKenna


Needy and Needed

Michael Ciba

11/20/2017

"Even when we are blessed to be in the presence of God’s love, protected by God’s strength, we must never be content and complacent." — Rev. Michael Ciba


Time for Risk

Susan Townsley

11/13/2017

"Now is precisely the time to risk the investment in creative, innovative, and daring ways to make good for God." —Rev. Susan Townsley


Grant Me Justice

Michele Mudrick

11/6/2017

"There is no justice in using addictive gambling machines to obtain revenue from our most vulnerable residents." — Michele Mudrick


Unpleasant Tasks

Jennifer Kronholm Clark

10/30/2017

"Whether it’s some administrative task at work or a dirty job at home, there are things that just have to get done." — Jennifer Kronholm Clark


Make A Hope Bank

Emily McKenna

10/23/2017

"We must be intentional in recognizing and savoring the moments in our lives that are loving, colorful, or filled with grace." — Emily McKenna


Are You There, God? It’s Me, Moses!

Karen Ziel

10/16/2017

"These are the enemies of our best selves: anger, fear, and uncertainty." — Karen Ziel


Does It Matter Enough?

Isaac Monts

10/9/2017

"No matter the circumstance, as the body of Christ, YOU are called to speak up and speak out against the injustices that marginalized communities face today." — Issac Monts


New Light

Thomas Clough

10/2/2017

"When the church helps us to become aware of this new light, a new heaven and a new earth are created." —Rev. Tom Clough


Center of the Universe

Charlie Kuchenbrod

9/25/2017

"You are the center of God’s universe, but you are not the center of your own universe." —Charlie Kuchenbrod


Seeking Good News

Drew Page

9/18/2017

"I'm a journalist with the best gig a journalist can have: I tell good news." — Drew Page


A Whole Bunch of Forgiveness

Kent Siladi

9/11/2017

"When someone causes us pain it is an instinct for most of us to want to hurt them back. Jesus wants us to practice '77' living." — Rev. Kent Siladi


A Time Like This

Ryan Gackenheimer

9/4/2017

"What if "loving your neighbor as yourself" meant going into your community or farther away and being the change in the world that the arrival of Christ means?" —Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer


What's A Christian To Do?

Mary Nelson

8/28/2017

"We must remember that a person’s evil behavior is not all that God sees in God’s Beloved Creations." —Rev. Mary Nelson


Who Does Your Community Say You Are?

Tiffany Vail

8/21/2017

"If people in your community don’t have a clear sense of what your congregation is about – ask yourself why." — Tiffany Vail


Beloved Community

Debby Kirk

8/14/2017

"As we practice holy living together, the fruits of God’s spirit-- love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control--are harvested in abundance." — Debby Kirk


Rest For The Weary

Tamara Moreland

8/7/2017

"Resting well is living well." —Rev. Tamara Moreland


The Never Ending Miracle

Drew Page

7/31/2017

"The miracle didn't end with 12 baskets of leftovers; it continues through us..." —Drew Page


Hiding Treasures

Michael Ciba

7/24/2017

"Hiding the treasure when we need to is fine. Hiding it forever is not." —Rev. Michael Ciba


Songbooks

7/17/2017

" People who already know the song – sing loud!" —Alan Munshower


House Divided

Sioux Wilusz

7/10/2017

"We must continually work at being an organization that cherishes our differences without losing sight of the fundamental beliefs that unite us." —Sioux Wilusz


Keep Fighting

Michele Mudrick

7/3/2017

"Our efforts are continuing as we believe that there will be future opportunities to oppose this potential new casino and to educate the public about the social and economic costs to casinos." —Michele Mudrick


Joyful Noise

Jennifer Kronholm Clark

6/26/2017

"The energy of camp songs revitalizes me in a way unique to this outdoor ministry setting." —Jennifer Kronholm Clark


The Uncomfortable Walk

Michelle Hughes

6/19/2017

"May each of us have faith and trust enough to be uncomfortable to walk with God and lose ourselves." — Rev. Michelle Hughes


Laughter

Karen Ziel

6/12/2017

"How would you describe your laugh?" —Karen Ziel


Called and Required

Isaac Monts

6/5/2017

"As the body of Christ, we must do two things in this season." —Isaac Monts


The Gift of Power

Thomas Clough

5/29/2017

"We have been given life. We have been given love. We have been given the power to communicate." — Rev. Tom Clough


Begin Now

Charlie Kuchenbrod

5/22/2017

"I need to get to work. We need to get to work." — Charlie Kuchenbrod


Good Things

Emily McKenna

5/15/2017

"You are doing good things." — Emily McKenna


We Are A People!

Kent Siladi

5/8/2017

"We were formed as a people to make a difference. We were formed as a people to proclaim God’s extravagant love for all of God’s children." — Rev. Kent Siladi


Breaking Bread

5/1/2017

"To be able to dine together, to be present with one another and to recognize the Christ within the other, and to simply break bread and give thanks for life in community and fellowship is a gift from which we can all grow." —Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer


What Things?

Mary Nelson

4/24/2017

"We need more practice in telling our own story, in telling Jesus’ story." —Rev. Mary Nelson


Doubting Thomas

Tiffany Vail

4/17/2017

"Seeing isn’t believing any longer." — Tiffany Vail


We Are Witnesses

Debby Kirk

4/10/2017

"Though we are not eyewitnesses of Christ in the same direct way as the early disciples, we are nevertheless, witnesses to the living Christ among us." —Debby Kirk


Two Parades

Cecile Gilson

4/3/2017

"As we journey though this week before Easter let us remember that we have the strength and courage through Jesus to face our own Easter experiences." — Cecile Gilson


Waiting...

Chuck Ericson

3/27/2017

"God’s word of hope, and God’s glory, are ready to be revealed to you and to all who wait." — Rev. Chuck Ericson


More Conversation Needed

Drew Page

3/20/2017

"I know that I needed that conversation." — Drew Page


Encounters

Michael Ciba

3/13/2017

"One of the ways we worship God is through the ordinary encounters of everyday life." — Rev. Michael Ciba


New Journeys

3/6/2017

"It become imperative for me, while in the midst of my own new journey, to recognize the journeys of these young adults, and to extend a welcoming hand in the moment." — Alan Munshower


Temptation

Sioux Wilusz

2/27/2017

"In order to overcome temptation, instead of letting it overcome us, we must regularly devote time to planning our spiritual growth." —Sioux Wilusz


Mountain Tops

Da Vita McCallister

2/20/2017

"In each [mountain top] experience, something that had been right in front of me was revealed anew." —Rev. Day McCallister


Small Steps; Big Impacts

Michele Mudrick

2/13/2017

"...as people of faith, it's important to step outside our comfort zones and fight for justice." —Michele Mudrick


Thou Shalt Not... Be Angry?

Jennifer Kronholm Clark

2/6/2017

"In a time when careless words can literally kill, we must be vigilant about not letting our anger fester." —Jennifer Kronholm Clark


Maintaining The Light

Michelle Hughes

1/30/2017

"People everywhere were shining in their embrace of their neighbors, in their standing up for the marginalized and affirming the maligned." — Rev. Michelle Hughes


Paradox On The Mount

Karen Ziel

1/23/2017

"So much of faith is a paradox." —Karen Ziel


There Is A Plan

Isaac Monts

1/16/2017

"It’s very easy for us to get afraid, it’s very easy for us to become worried, and it’s very easy for us to become anxious." —Isaac Monts


Sabbath Observed

Thomas Clough

1/9/2017

" We are commanded not to make the Sabbath, but to observe it." - Rev. Tom Clough


The Truth in the Story

Charlie Kuchenbrod

1/2/2017

"Faith is trusting the truth of the story - even if the facts are uncertain." - Charlie Kuchenbrod


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