As we celebrate today our American Declaration of Independence (signed in 1776), we also affirm our fundamental Interdependence with fellow citizens of our community, our country and the planet. The firstDeclaration of Interdependence was written by Will Durant in 1944, and since then there have been many versions offered by different people and organizations.read more
Into your arms, I come, Beloved.
I am god, I am here for you.
Can peace come on earth? Can we sow the seed?
Can we give it birth? Can it be our creed?
We ponder the answers; we long for Shalom;
We hunger for good-will abroad and at home.
God of the water and God of the land,
Work in us now and help us be Your hands,
Faithfully tending the seeds that we’ve sown -
In Your great garden, we’re never alone.
God loves everyone the same,
and knows every girl and boy by name.
God made every girl and boy
to sing and dance and play with joy,
sing and dance and play with joy.
This month is all about children! Aren’t they incredible lights in this world?! Whomever has been offered the gift of the opportunity to guide young hearts and minds knows that children come here to also teach us. It is from their own inner wisdom that our lives can be wholly changed.read more
The presence of God unfolds in minds
Exploring mystery’s haze.
Yes, God is found within the minds
That search for wisdom’s ways.
I Came From Joy! is a beautifully conceived, non-sectarian tool for developing a child’s inner, spiritual life–ideal for parents, teachers, youth group leaders, and religious educators. Written for children age 5-11, but adaptable for all ages, I Came From Joy! offers fun and uplifting exercises that teach children values such as kindness, love, concentration, happiness, discrimination, sharing, patience, security, and how to be a success.read more
In this fresh and creative musical, author and composer make available a more comprehensive range of biblical images, celebrating both God and humanity in language that has been too long neglected. In doing so, they have helped to prepare the children who perform it and the audiences who attend it for greater appreciation and understanding of the images they will encounter in much new hymnody.read more
That we “exist” as human beings is certain as a fact
Created/evolved through a lengthy process — others say an act
A Creator-God often viewed as the prime reason for “being”
A mystery question that seeks an answer, one that’s not misleading
The Latest Book from John Shelby Spong Is Now Available! Order The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic Today! In The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish …read more
Leader: Give thanks for the Lord’s goodness, God’s love is steadfast and forever.
People: God has gathered us from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south, and rescued us from trouble.
No matter how different someone is from us, they are part of the human family, one of God’s children to be valued and treated with dignity.
ALL: All of life is connected in an interdependent web.
- a book of poems by Gretta Vosper As I review my involvement in the progressive Christian movement over the last decade and a half, I face a seeming contradiction. On the one hand, I’m amazed that …read more