The Church has Left the Building. Like Jesus, we go where the People are. We don't expect them to come to us. We are here to share the really Great News that we are created and re-created by a Loving God of Grace and Mercy.

Posts by Deborah Swift

Like getting Back-to-School Supplies

Maybe it’s because I was a teacher earlier in my life; maybe it’s because I feel like a perpetual student; maybe it’s just that I like to buy new pens and notebooks, but this season is always exciting to me. After weeks of necessary and important breaks from our routine, we’re gearing up to reinstate them, though a few will be modified.…

“Like a Rest in the Place where the Music is Born”

The summer of 2022 is so very different from the last few years, isn’t it? At least from the “church” standpoint, it is beginning to feel a little more like an “old welcome” or a “homecoming” to some kind of relaxed calmness when we can all breathe a little deeper (even without a mask sometimes). Sometimes churches change the times in which…

DVD Ministry

MISSION | VISION | CALLING To provide a meaningful weekly, Presbyterian worship experience to individuals and groups who do not have access to the internet. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW 07/12/22With the onset of COVID, it became clear that we have members in our community who would like to worship but who do not have internet access. These sometimes include older individuals as well…

Water from the Well

MISSION | VISION | CALLING Getting aligned with God through the Holy Word, online, we seek to be guided by Jesus’ example of Justice-Love. We do that while building community with each other and sharing our own life experiences. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW 08/29/22This Friday, September 2nd, we will again meet online during our lunch hour to reconnect with each other. No Bible…

Senior Spirituality

MISSION | VISION | CALLING Intentional aging is not for the faint-hearted. Learning about our aging processes, we support each other through significant life changes, and therein find meaning where we might otherwise have missed it. We focus on the spiritual dimensions of aging. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW 09/15/22Currently, only one support group is meeting. They will gather on September 27th at 3PM…

Ring for Joy!

MISSION | VISION | CALLING Ring for Joy! recognizes that music is the international language which everyone understands. Using handbells, we convey that language while spreading the messages of love, peace, understanding, and harmony. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW 08/29/22Ring for Joy! resumes on Wednesday, September 14th and will be practicing at 6:30 p.m. (an hour later than last year). Ring for Joy is…

Matthew 25

MISSION | VISION | CALLING This Act of Faith takes its name from Matthew 25:31-46 which calls us to actively engage in our community and the world around us. We do this by embracing three areas of action: building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism and eradicating systemic poverty.”* WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW 07/12/22With the onset of COVID, our outreach partnership with St. Joe’s…

Mt. 25 Discussion Groups

MISSION | VISION | CALLING It is our goal to strengthen our commitment to the Matthew 25 initiative through intensive and challenging study groups. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW 08/29/22Beginning Tuesday, September 20th, we will begin a second session of exploring Molly Segars’ book, White Privilege Pop Quiz. There is no shaming, no blaming, and no judgment to her writing. Our discussions (led by…

Living Bread Ministry

MISSION | VISION | CALLING We can all use a tangible reminder that we are nourished by the Living Bread of the Risen Christ. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW 08/29/22It was at Fellowship of Faith that members decided they would like to make and distribute a loaf (occasionally two) of bread each week to someone who could use a reminder that we are praying…

Evening Prayer

MISSION | VISION | CALLING Through Evening Prayer, we seek to be the church to each other as we anchor ourselves to our faith mid-week. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW 08/29/22It’s amazing how prayer brings people together.This summer, a man joined us who knew nothing about us but found us online. And THEN … he and his family were out driving around on a…