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Be a Great Ancestor

Be a Great Ancestor All Saints’ Day Pentecost 21, Proper 26, Year C Becky Robbins-Penniman How did you come to be in church today? I imagine a number of us are here for the same reason that Ava Gabrielle Faimalie is here this morning: she is continuing in a long line of people who first […]

Talkin’ to Myself

Talkin’ to Myself Pentecost 20, Proper 25, Year C Becky Robbins-Penniman I’ve discovered something about myself that I probably shouldn’t admit: When I’m alone, I talk to myself. Out loud. I googled what this means. One impeccably researched article said it was a sign of dementia. Another impeccably researched article said it was a sign […]

Don’t Give Up!

Don’t Give Up! Pentecost 19, Proper 24, Year C Becky Robbins-Penniman We are used to thinking of judges in the context of American democracy; they are to be apolitical, impartial and, most especially, fair to all. They tend to be part of the social and governmental elite in our society, aloof and unapproachable. It’s understandable […]

Trinity Sunday

Frolicking Trinity Sunday, Year C Becky Robbins-Penniman   Bishops have expectations of the priests that serve the parishes in a diocese. One of the expectations is that we will take time away to go on retreat, re-grounding ourselves in our faith; the other is that we will continue learning stuff, get continuing education like any […]


UBUNTU 6th Sunday after Easter, Year C Becky Robbins-Penniman   Are you “liberal” or “conservative”? Are you pro-choice or pro-life? Are you Evangelical or Progressive? Are you a Yankee or a Southerner? Are you pro-NRA or pro-gun control? Are you about Black lives or Blue lives mattering? Anti-vaxer or vaccinator? Is climate destabilization real or […]

Resurrection Changes

Resurrection Changes 1st Sunday after Easter, Year C Deacon Cindy Roehl

He Was Named Jesus

He Was Named Jesus Christmas 1, Year C Deacon Cindy Roehl   Well, 2018 is almost over! How do you feel about that? Are you excited for a new year – 2019? Or are you sad that 2018 is ending? A couple more questions for you, if I may… Ask yourselves, “This time last year, […]