Spirit Calendar

Brokenness and Restoration - Six Word Stories

Karen Ziel


"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


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

Something's Happening

Emily McKenna


"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


"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


"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


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

Unpleasant Tasks

Jennifer Kronholm Clark


"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


"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


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

Does It Matter Enough?

Isaac Monts


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


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

The Never Ending Miracle

Drew Page


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

Hiding Treasures

Michael Ciba


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



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

House Divided

Sioux Wilusz


"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


"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


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

The Uncomfortable Walk

Michelle Hughes


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


Karen Ziel


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

Called and Required

Isaac Monts


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

The Gift of Power

Thomas Clough


"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


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

Good Things

Emily McKenna


"You are doing good things." — Emily McKenna

We Are A People!

Kent Siladi


"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


"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


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

Doubting Thomas

Tiffany Vail


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

We Are Witnesses

Debby Kirk


"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


"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


Chuck Ericson


"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


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


Michael Ciba


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

New Journeys


"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


Sioux Wilusz


"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


"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


"...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


"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


"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


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

There Is A Plan

Isaac Monts


"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


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

The Truth in the Story

Charlie Kuchenbrod


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

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