Lent: A Wilderness Season of Losing & Finding

February 20, 2020

Barring times of recreation & solitude, the wilderness is a place we tend to avoid. Barren, dry, empty spaces can lack the comforts & conveniences of home. They can feel void of meaning & significance. Yet, wilderness can be one of the most formative places we travel. According to scripture, despite the harsh conditions & […]

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Advent with The Well

November 27, 2019

This past weekend, we concluded the church year with a weekend full of celebration & thanksgiving.  Part of our time together was spent at the New American Welcome Center, sharing a “First Thanksgiving” meal with families who are newcomers to America. There was a beautiful blending of cultures as we shared a ton of food […]

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Words Matter: “Hell”

October 21, 2019

The following message was shared during our Sunday gathering on October 20, 2019 and is part of our Words Matter series. The focus text is Luke 16:19-31. It would be helpful to read this Scripture passage meditatively before reading the message. *** For the past several years, I have been able to attend the Barbara […]

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Words Matter: SIN

September 17, 2019

The following message was shared during our Sunday gathering on 9.15.19. It is part of our “Words Matter” series & was given in reponse to the question, what are we talking about when we talk about sin? The central text was Luke 7:36-50. — This week marked the 18th anniversary of the tre tragic 9/11 […]

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Words Matter

August 30, 2019

Not that you need me to tell you this, but… Words matter. They have the power to give or to take life. They can sting, soothe, divide or delight. They can give voice to our thoughts, truths, emotions & experiences. They can even point toward something beyond us. They can bring clarity, wisdom & a […]

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Beach & Baptism: You are invited.

August 21, 2019

Each year, The Well spends a Sunday at the beach together and everyone is invited. This is not just any trip to the beach, it’s our annual gathering to celebrate baptism, to remember our own baptisms & to enjoy a day of play, rest & renewal. Whether baptism has been part of your faith journey […]

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Loving Our Immigrant Neighbors

June 26, 2019

While we continue moving through our summer school of love, thousands of immigrant children are being separated from their parents and held in substandard detention center conditions. It doesn’t matter where they come from or how they got here. They are here now and they deserve better. A year ago, I had the privilege of […]

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Summer School of Love

June 8, 2019

In Practicing the Way of Jesus Together: Life Together in the Kingdom of Love, Mark Scandrette writes, “The vision of belonging that Jesus embodied and taught calls us to a love that is far more ruthless and tender than seems humanly possible. It is a kind of love that can empower you to treat your […]

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Journey with us this Lent

March 3, 2019

Lent is a season of journey toward the cross, of preparation for Easter, of looking inward & inviting God to reveal what lies fallow, what needs to be nurtured, and what needs to die for new life to emerge. We invite you to move through this season with us in several ways. Ash Wednesday, March […]

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Blessed are the peacemakers

January 29, 2019

“I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there.” ~ Mother Teresa There are a ton of reasons why I felt stirred to start a new community of faith. One of those reasons […]

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