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The Rev. Elaine Murray Dreeben

Elaine Dreeben: A Homegoing Song

Psalm 122

1st Sunday of Advent - Year A

November 27, 2016

The Rev. Elaine Dreeben (PCUSA)


Advent is a time of new beginnings. A beginning to the church year, a beginning of the Holiday Season, a beginning of the end of the calendar year--what were my resolutions again? This year I wanted to honor my body more: eating better, exercising, reducing stress, and solidifying habits for a healthy future. One thing I learned about was music: I need music. If I'm going to walk every day, or spend time in the kitchen preparing healthy foods, or shifting my mind away from distractions and into the present, it requires a soundtrack. "Epic Movie Soundtracks" are my favorite stations for writing days--the work I'm doing takes on a whole new level of importance when the theme from Star Wars is playing in the background. When I'm exercising, 80's pop gets my heart rate going.

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The Rev. Dr. Guy Sayles

In Repair

Ephesians 4:1-16

10th Sunday of Pentecost - Year B

August 05, 2012

The Rev. Dr. Guy Sayles (CBF)

Chris de Vinck remembers how his daughter, Karen, learned to ride her bicycle alone:

"We began in the early fall," he said. "Karen and I.  I took her training wheels off, but she insisted that I grasp the handlebar and the seat as we walked around the court."

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Where to Begin?

The Rev. Christopher Henry (PCUSA)

In his sermon for the first Sunday in Lent, the Rev. Chris Henry reminds us of the meaning of our baptism, which empowers us to set out in search of voice and vocation.
The Rev. David Lewicki Transcript

January 08, 2012

As It Was in the Beginning

The Rev. David Lewicki (PCUSA)

What we learn from the account of creation in Genesis 1 and the launching of Jesus' ministry in Mark 1 is that beginnings matter--they tell us who we are, whose we are, and where we are going.
Bishop Kenneth Carter Article

May 07, 2009

Words, The Word and Getting on with Your Life

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

Ken Carter reflects on the importance of words, words that define who we are and words that send us forth into the world, in the context of a rainy graduation ceremony.