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...
April 10th, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith Easter isn’t just one day! We are in the Great Fifty Days of Easter which begins at sunset on Easter Eve and continues through Pentecost when we celebrate the gift of the H...
Triduum? What is that?
March 29th, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith I love church words that we only use in church - words like Eucharist (Communion), narthex (entry way), altar (table), and triduum. Triduum comes from a Latin root meaning...
What does Lent mean anyway?
March 1st, 2023
I don’t remember hearing about Lent in church when I was growing up. I don’t know if that says more about me and the fact that I wasn’t listening, or if the United Methodist Church has embraced more o...
Lent in the Garden
February 16th, 2023
Lent in the Gardenby Monica Frazier, Candidate for ministry from White Rock UMCOne of my most-loved memories of life together at WRUMC is last year’s Easter worship at sunrise in the garden. Surrounde...
Wonderful Word of God
January 31st, 2023
What does the Word of God mean to you? A blog post about our upcoming worship series, Wonderful Word of God: Discovering the Word of God within us....
Putting the “Home” in Home Groups
January 18th, 2023
Putting the “Home” in Home Groupsby Zach deMoyaI’ve become increasingly aware over the past five or so years, having lived in a few different cities in that time and attended and worked with a variety...
How far will we go?
January 4th, 2023
How far will we go? By Rev. Kerry Smith January 6 is a big day in the Christian church. But, that date now has additional meaning for us because as Americans we know that date. January 6 is the day th...
December 22nd, 2022
Christmas Day BrunchBy Rebecca Garrett Pace“Hey, Rebecca, could you write a blog about brunch?”“I like brunch. Sure.”So yeah, that’s how this came about. My blog posts are usually about melancholy thi...
December 13th, 2022
Joy is power. Joy is resistance to the darkness. Joy is the fuel that sustains us for the times of grief and longing. Joy is everything.The third Sunday in Advent is halfway through a six week journey...
December 5th, 2022
“It's the most wonderful time of the year,” but Christmas can also be the most difficult time of the year. This Sunday we focused on peace, and peace doesn’t just happen. We have to work for it, pursu...
November 27th, 2022
The first Sunday of Advent is about hope. Writer and spiritual director Kathy Escobar says “hope requires risk and sacrifice. Working against our reflexes to run, hide, self-protect, and self-medicate...