Wedding gifts, wedding blessings

Marriage is on our mind this week. There’s the upcoming “Conversation on Marriage” at Skyline Church this Sunday, and a new 9am Forum Series asking “What makes long lasting relationships?” aimed at those in same-sex pr heterosexual relationship.  This series is led by Dr. Marjorie Coburn, a clinical psychologist. The first forum on Sunday August 5th … READ MORE…

Dealing with the unexpected

At the forum on 1.30.11, Pastoral Counselor Brooke McGillis of the Cathedral Center for Pastoral Counseling Center discussed dealing with unexpected change. When thinking about unexpected change I think immediately about the artistic process that includes the “happy accident.” I am an artist and have struggled to know when a work is “done.” As an … READ MORE…

Advent Forum Series

Join us for a four-week forum series centering on the human quest for peace at every level of our lives. With Dean Richardson hosting the series, each forum will have its own guest speaker. Sundays at 9am. Nov. 28 — Dale Wilson: Searching for Serenity. Dale is completely committed to the ongoing discipline of dancing … READ MORE…

Forum followup: resources for repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Our forum this week discussed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), which prohibits openly gay, lesbian or bisexual people from serving in the Armed Forces. (Our transgendered friends and family are covered by other policies.) It’s important to remember that DADT does not prohibit LGB folks from serving. It prohibits them from being honest about who … READ MORE…

IMAGES OF PEACE ON EARTH

From the IMAGES OF PEACE ON EARTH art exhibit brochure: “Over a year and a half ago, my wife, Carolyn, and I visited the Peace Memorials in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We asked ourselves, ‘How can we bring this home? How can we share the impact of the absolute need for peace in a world where … READ MORE…

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