United Church of Christ

There was a time when all of our daily rhythms were governed by the light of day. With no electricity, when the daylight was out we were up; and when the night fell so did we – asleep.


On August 1, I started in the roles of Associate General Minister for Wider Church Ministries and Operations and Co-Executive for Global Ministries. After the purchase of a home, a drive from New York to Cleveland, and receiving a moving truck, I am adjusting to being back in Ohio and working out of the National Setting.


We have entered my favorite time of year on the liturgical calendar: Advent.


Among the things I value from my days as a Catholic, good liturgical music is at the top of the list.


I have recently returned from a deeply meaningful trip to Dresden, Germany.

 


It was a little over four years ago I was elected to serve in this office. I want to share a few thoughts about why I think this is the greatest gig ever.


Sacred time with loved ones is made more precious by distance.


What happens when you find yourself separated from your smartphone?


Living in Phoenix for eight years, I grew accustomed to hearing my wife say about this time every year: “I sure do miss the seasons.”


Time away with the one you love is rejuvenating for both soul and spirit.