Fear Not by Rachael Keefe

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written by Rachael Keefe – reprinted from her blog, Write Out of Left Field. �You are going to hell.� I was about fourteen the first time someone said this to me. I had attended a youth group meeting with a friend at a conservative church. After the meeting one of the kids asked me if…

My Prayer Group by Rev. Megan Snell

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written by Rev. Megan Snell I have a story about a group of people who accompany me, Psalm 139 style, through this life. By that, I mean that these are people who accompany me, as God does, in the highs and the lows of life, including during times of depression. This group is my prayer…

Washing of the Water by Karl Shallowhorn

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written by Karl Shallowhorn �In the washing of the water will you take it all away Bring me something to take this pain away� Peter Gabriel In churches around the world we celebrate the day that Jesus was baptized by the prophet, John the Baptist. This ritual has been replicated for millennia since then and…

WISE and Beyond by Lisa LeSueur

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written by Lisa LeSueur This month, Coral Gables Congregational UCC (CGCUCC) marks the end of the first year since the congregation voted to become a Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive and Engaged (W.I.S.E.) church. Following the 10-step process to declare ourselves W.I.S.E. was just the beginning of what has become a dynamic and life-giving mental health ministry…