Category: Minister Messages

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.

The Great Turning

From the Heart

We live in a time of global climate crisis, or climate emergency. The evidence is all around us, and on the news every day.

So what do we do? I believe we start by reframing. Yes, there are problems. … read more.

Mindfulness

From the Heart

Thich Nhat Hanh writes:

“Someone asked me, ‘Aren’t you worried about the state of the world?” I allowed myself to breathe and then I said, ‘What is most important is not to allow your anxiety about what happens in the world to fill … read more.

Follow your bliss

From the Heart

“Follow your Bliss!” Most of my advice as a minister is summarized in this phrase. I know life is far less than perfect and often difficult. And still, please follow your bliss.

This is not a command, … read more.