Dimensions for a Communion Table

June 5, 2018

Dimensions for a Communion Table

Let’s build a Communion Table together, shall we.  The first one was about six friends long on a side, and at least one Jesus wide at the end.  Today, our table needs to accommodate all my friends — Virginia, Peter, Eddie, Rob, Rachel, Quinn, Katie, Donna, Zach, Bo, Charlie, Sean, Charlie, Ehow, Joe, Joe, Joseph, […]

June 3, 2018

40 years, stuck in traffic

A few months after my beloved grandfather died in 1975 I had a dream where I saw Jesus. I spent the next several years looking for people with whom I could explore my dream.  What I encountered was one of two reactions: people either nodded, said “Uh huh” and slowly backed away, or they got […]

June 3, 2018

wabi-sabi

I recently finished reading The Count of Monte Cristo, an insanely long, intricately plotted tome of a book swelling with revenge and pain, drama and swashbuckling, unexpected softness and love. If I had to tell you the theme of the eleven-hundred-some-odd pages, it would be the three words Edmond Dantes (aka the count) speaks, as […]

June 1, 2018

IT’S ABOUT TIME

It’s about the who, what, where, and why of Time, otherwise known as the Here and Now. Like Gulliver I too could be accused by the Lilliputians of idolizing my watch. Now it displays not only the time but my Calendar and my sacred To Do List and that’s even better. My dad’s big advice […]

June 1, 2018

New Podcasts for June 2018

New Podcasts for June 2018

May was a busy month at VHUMC and we have some audio podcast for your listening pleasure. You can find all of the podcasts on our feed here [link] . Sunday School closed the Spring semester with 2 lively conversations: Kin-dom of God  God is the Future  Hope you are open to new ideas! This is […]

May 31, 2018

Staying Connected 5.31.18

Staying Connected Need two ushers for June 24: one experienced, one newbie who will commit for the fourth Sunday each month. Please contact officeVHUMC@gmail.com We still need coffee hosts for June 10 – please contact Dori or the church office if you can help!! Preview for this Sunday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_JfepmzIqc All Church Work Party  Be here […]

May 30, 2018

Faith in Real Time

In this chapter of Liturgy of the Ordinary, Tish Harrison Warren writes about the ways of waiting by using traffic as an illustration. She says how, when we’re stuck in traffic on I-5 or 217, we are best reflecting our embodiment as people of faith—we’re on a journey to somewhere, with no control over God’s […]

May 30, 2018

A Week Without Email

A week in the woods is good for my soul. I look forward to my annual May camping trip and this year did not disappoint. This year had an extra interesting wrinkle. The Sunday before I left on the trip, I gave a short homily about email entitled, “too much of a good thing”. (It […]

May 27, 2018

The “therefore, go”-ness of it all

It was late spring last year, around this time maybe, and I happened to be at one of those proverbial crossroads in life. If we can stay in metaphor-land for a minute, I had limped and scratched and scrabbled my way to that crossroads and l couldn’t seem to make it any further but plopped […]

May 25, 2018

Online Form

Connexions Team  is meeting June 3 at 9:30.  If you haven’t already done so, please fill out our form located on the coffee tables this Sunday (or download and print from link below).  Gentlemen, this isn’t just for women, although they do lead you 15—1 in filling out the forms.  We all have a part in caring for each other.  Please […]

May 25, 2018

Finding the Divine in the descent towards Nihilism.

I don’t know what it is about the season of life that I feel is just beginning to blossom before me, but I feel unusually drawn to a sarcastic and seemingly nihilistic outlook to much of life. The odd thing about this, is that I feel like feeling this is truer to myself, than the […]

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