So Ready, and Still So Unprepared

You can prepare but still it will come to you by surprise,   crossing through your doorway calling your name in greeting, turning like a child who quickens suddenly within you.   it will astonish you how wide your heart will open in welcome   for the...

Giving Thanks

Since 2015, the central part of our Thanksgiving celebration here at the church has been to gather with our friends and neighbors from the First Baptist Church on New St. for a potluck. Perhaps more than any other activity or event we have shared, this annual meal has...

A Last Beatitude

A Last Beatitude   And blessèd are the ones we overlook; The faithful servers on the coffee rota, The ones who hold no candle, bell or book But keep the books and tally up the quota, The gentle souls who come to ‘do the flowers’, The quiet ones who organise the...

In Gratitude for the Seekers

It was on a Sunday in March of 1984 that a group of seven church members gathered to create a new Sunday School class to be called “The Seekers.” Joan Godsey, who would go on to become the central leader of the class for the next nearly 40 years, wrote in the original...

Reflections from Children’s Worship Arts Workshops

This semester the children of FBCX have the opportunity on Wednesday afternoons to participate in Worship Arts Workshops. Creative people from our church have shared or will share with us about their creative outlets. This a chance to connect with our own creativity...

From the Place Where We Are Right

From the place where we are right Flowers will never grow In the spring. The place where we are right Is hard and trampled Like a yard. But doubts and loves Dig up the world Like a mole, a plow. And a whisper will be heard in the place Where the ruined House once...

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