iPonder: Renewal
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iPonder: Renewal

Wow! September already? Amazing. My summer was filled with studying, family time, and joining you in worship.  I have enjoyed joining you in the virtual pews on Sundays. Worshipping with you gave me a place to lay down my burdens and pick up the tools that I needed to get through the week. Sometimes, the...

iPonder: Compassion
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iPonder: Compassion

This compassionate community is the community that we inhabit and the community that we are growing. We are moving beyond the embarrassment of not knowing how to do all of the new things that are required of us and leaning into the vulnerability that it takes to ask for help and stay connected. 

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iPonder: The In Between

There is a tenderness in this space of time that we are living in. Not here and not quite there. Our lives on hold and yet barreling forward almost as if the mundane can’t take a break from being. I watch as the dog still needs to go out, the meetings continue, the kids still...

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iPonder: Intern Minister Service

From Patricia Patrick, member of the Internship Team When an Intern Minister arrives at the church, an Intern Service Agreement is created.  The agreement is carefully and thoughtfully created by the Intern Minister and the church provides the internship site. Goals and objectives are established to meet the needs and requirements of the Intern Minister....

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iPonder Integrity

From Antonia Bell-Delgado, Intern Minister When I started to explore the boundaries of lying, my mother decided that I should learn the poem, “Myself,” by Edgar A Guest.  The first line of the poem is: I have to live with myself and so I want to be fit for myself to know. This poem taught...

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iPonder: Awe

From Antonia Bell-Delgado, Intern Minister My Intern Commissioning Ceremony was a beautiful expression of trust and commitment. I was awestruck by how meaningful a declaration of who we are to each other could provide a deeper sense of belonging. I was awestruck. Our declaration of presence and commitment to one another provided a deep sense of...

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