June 4, 2019

Your Open and Affirming covenant is an opportunity to build relationships with your neighbors. Many ONA congregations report that growth in membership is the result not only of new LGBTQ members but young heterosexual couples who are seeking a church where their childr...

June 3, 2019


My siblings and I, skipping, running, laughing as we make our way from the woods to the meadow. The dirt road is full of stones varying in size and shape. Worn out soles of my saddle shoes allow stones to poke at my tootsies and heals. At the bot-tom of this hilly roa...

Is my congregation being “political?”
What is legal for faith communities to do during election years?
What is not?


Our nation is jumping into primary and election seasons with both feet. As people of faith, we inevitably would like to see our values (however those may...

The Treasurer's report for January through May shows that the income received to date (end of May) from pledges is at 83.2% of budget projections for that period. This is not alarming but is a reminder to please submit pledge donations as timely as possible. Expenses f...

The church’s Local Mission Committee, at its quarterly meeting on May 10th, gave $39,850 from the Virginia Cook Trust Fund to local charities and a further $3,500 from the Local Mission Outreach Fund (line A-13 in the church Budget).


From the Virginia Cook Fund, we gav...

Hello Church,


Summertime and the living is easy! Or is it? I love summer. I grew up in the mild climate of south-ern California but I have always loved summer— it just lasted longer there. During the summer it is okay to “stop and smell the roses” and sit in the sun or...