Notes from a Weary Volunteer by Tammy Abee Blom

A friend of mine says, “May is the new December. You think you are busy with Christmas but end of the school year beats it hands down.” I think she may be on to something. Not only do schools host end of the year festivities but so do churches. With all these...

Why Are You Still Single? by Brittany Riddle

This time last year I anxiously awaited the moment when I would walk across the stage, receive my seminary diploma, and for the first time in my life, not be a formal student. I had been searching, discerning, and interviewing with churches for months, but suddenly...

The Gift of a Stole by Ruth Perkins Lee

May 6, 2012 Dearest Meg, On this special day when your gifts as minister are recognized and blessed by God and this congregation, I offer another blessing represented by this stole.  Two years ago, at my ordination, you laid hands on me and joined a community that I...