Tag Archives: grief

Talking with Children About Grief

by Evangeline Burgers In talking with members of our church family in the past few days, I am realizing that COVID-19 and the loss that trails behind it is starting to hit very close to home for many of us. … Continue reading

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Longest Night Service: December 20

Our Longest Night service is a worship gathering — we commemorate the birth of Christ in a manner more subdued than the typically festive Christmas services. This low-keyed service provides a spiritual and affective space for the grief that accompanies … Continue reading

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Longest Night: Solace for the Solstice

When Christmas is just not the same — because of the loss of a loved one, illness, aging, depression, loneliness, unemployment, loss, or broken relationship, — the Longest Night Service offers a peaceful, healing solace — away from the frenzy … Continue reading

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Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash: Spiritual and Religious

Did you know that more and more people are declaring themselves as spiritual but not religious (SBNR)?  In her sermon on November 15, Reverend Jana Purkis-Brash said that 70 percent of millennials describe themselves as more spiritual than religious. Yet … Continue reading

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Learning Resilience

Feelings are like waves, says Karin Brouwer. You cannot stop them from coming, but you can decide which ones to surf. Karin spoke at the March breakfast, served by the United Methodist Men, on Finding Inner Resilience to Meet Life’s Challenges.  Karin … Continue reading

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