What this? A crockpot minister? Well, it’s better than crackpot minister isn’t it?
Metanoia literally means: “a change of mind.”
A deep, spiritual change of mind.
“Authority and power are not the same,” Hugh told me. “Power is seized but authority is granted. Power is wielded but authority is exercised.”
The United Church of Jaffrey and the First Church in Jaffrey will hold a combined Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday February 14th, 2018 at 6:30pm at the United Church of Jaffrey, 54 Main st. in Jaffrey.
The snow had started up again, but not in earnest — these flurries were the storm’s last, half-hearted, whispered asides — the tail end of a mid-January snowfall that was heading northward into the hills. And there I stood, my intention thwarted, with nothing to do but look around.
We are all children of God.
And when this fundamental claim is at the core of our being — we begin our relationships with each other from the starting place of dignity.
All are invited to the Jaffrey Civic Center’s 2018 Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. on the date of the national holiday, Monday, January 15, 5-6 p.m. at the United Church of Jaffrey, 54 Main
St., followed by a reception at the Civic Center, 40 Main St. in Jaffrey.
During Advent, we anticipate the birth of the Christ child. During Christmas, of course, we rejoice at Christ’s birth. What, than, is Epiphany?
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I refuse to believe we live on a planet of failures. I believe we need to scrap the cultural calculus and remind our neighbor how much she is loved, regardless of accomplishments.