Category: Minister Messages

Anticipating General Assembly

From the Heart

I will be attending General Assembly – our national denomination’s annual meeting – this year June 23 to June 27. The whole meeting is virtual, so I will participate from home.

I invite any of our members and friends who are interested to attend … read more.

The spiral process

From the Heart

At times we feel overwhelmed and despairing in the face of life’s difficulties. The current pandemic and social crises have provided ample reasons for such feelings. Perhaps events in our personal lives have also contributed.

Joanna Macy and others propose “The Work That Reconnects” … read more.

Trust

From the Heart

Who can we trust? And where do we place our deepest trust?

These perennial questions seem even more vital in these mid-winter days as we hope for an end to the global pandemic. Yet we still must navigate the clear and present health dangers … read more.

Imagination

From the heart

Our worship theme for January 2021 is “Imagination.” And we have wonderful services planned this month to help us effectively foster and cultivate our imaginations.

In our lives we understand the positive value of imagination. We imagine what might be true, and then work … read more.

Seven generations

From the Heart

We have come through a momentous national election in the most powerful nation on earth—the United States. And perhaps the new government of this nation will be more trustworthy. Perhaps.

And with that said, there is at least one area where I do not … read more.

Our Beloved Earth

From the Heart

During this pandemic it is vitally important to keep our feelings for our beloved planet alive in our hearts. I love our planet fiercely, and I know many of you do as well. My daily walks in my northeast Ohio urban neighborhood remind … read more.

On loneliness

From the Heart

Are you lonely?

I know — this might seem like the opening line for a dating service ad. But no, this is a serious question about our spiritual and religious health.

If I feel off-balance because I have not had enough social contact, I am … read more.

For current members and friends

Reverend George Buchanan here. We are all concerned about the risks presented by the COVID-19 coronavirus.

First and foremost, I hope and pray you are all taking reasonable care of yourselves and following medical advice on handwashing and other practices.

If you … read more.

Considering White Fragility

From the Heart

In March I am leading workshops to study the book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo. These workshops will be on Saturday mornings March 7 and March 21 via online chat. … read more.