Christ Church, MLK and Me circa 2019

Christ Church has been holding special services around the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday since the late 90’s. In those days we ran about 300 a week in worship and were anything but racially diverse but we had a dream. In the early years we participated with our friend Rev. Sylvester Weatherall and the goodContinue reading “Christ Church, MLK and Me circa 2019”

What is too Important to Forget About Memorial Day (COVID-19 Edition)

I was pondering this afternoon what Memorial Day means to me. For a lot of folks, Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day are essentially indiscernible…even redundant.  But Memorial Day is not just about service, it is about ultimate sacrifice; remembering those who sacrificed their lives in service to our country. In a time when Americans areContinue reading “What is too Important to Forget About Memorial Day (COVID-19 Edition)”

Christ Church, MLK Day and Me

Christ Church, MLK Day and Me Christ Church has been holding special services around the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday since the late 90’s. In the early years we participated with our friend Rev. Sylvester Weatherall and the good people of the Washington Park UMC. When Sylvester moved to Springfield in the early 2000’s, theContinue reading “Christ Church, MLK Day and Me”

Serving Up Stories for Thanksgiving

The most important thing you will serve this Thanksgiving is not the turkey you will place on your table…it is the stories you tell. Do a little digging and work on your family stories at least as hard as you do on the dressing and cranberry sauce   Tell your family stories to your children and children’sContinue reading “Serving Up Stories for Thanksgiving”