Finding Your Faith
September 3rd, 2023
Stories of Pilgrimage by Rev. Kerry Smith This past May I went on a pilgrimage with my mom. A friend shared with me before I left that a pilgrimage is going on a walk with someone you love, and that w...
Taboo: How We Approach the Toughest Topics
August 23rd, 2023
By Rebecca Garrett Pace We are currently ⅗ of the way done with our Taboo series, and we’ve done some good, and tough, work. We’ve talked about doubt, and named that it is not the opposite of faith, b...
August 17th, 2023
By Monica Frazier Last week I was with one of our adult Sunday School classes and we were talking about what it means to be a “big tent” church. The idea is that there’s room in the tent for everybody...
July 31st, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith I’m having lunch with someone and they have said something and I’m not quite sure how to respond. It feels like we’re playing chess and it doesn’t matter what I say, I’m in checkm...
It’s the Reverse-Coloring for Me
July 26th, 2023
by Rebecca Garrett Pace In the last several months, I’ve discovered not one but two very important milestones in the human evolution of Adult Colo...
July 2nd, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith I love Communion. I love the imagery of a wider table, always with room for more. I love the idea of eating together, and the idea that God gives us the sustenance we need...
Be Strong. Take Heart. Hope in the Lord!
June 14th, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith I spent three days this week at Annual Conference, the yearly gathering of United Methodists in North Texas. The theme came from Psalm 27:14 “Be strong. Take heart. Hope i...
Recoloring the Bible
May 29th, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith When I went to seminary I was stretched to see the Bible and its stories in new ways. Many of the stories that I was familiar with growing up, I saw in new ways. I learn...
May 24th, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is alive in the world in and through us, the disciples of Jesus. All week I...
May 20th, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith Every June I think about an encounter I had while walking in my first Pride Parade. That first year I walked, I felt like a rock star. Our church group at Oak Lawn UMC st...
May 10th, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith As we walked towards our destination, I felt exhaustion, joy, relief, and a little sadness that the journey was over. The best part of my pilgrimage was the journey. We ha...
April 23rd, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith I am going on a pilgrimage! I will be walking the Camino de Santiago with my mom in Spain. My mom and I love to walk and we have walked 60 miles in the Komen 3-Day many t...