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Couch Church- Seeking the Sacred

A week ago today, my disheveled family gathered on the couch with coffee and breakfast tacos in hand.  I did not have high expectations at all for online worship or prayer. We negotiated on what time and which congregation we…

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The Red Wolf, On the Brink- Guest Blog by Christopher Lile

The Red Wolf, On the Brink By Christopher Lile  Photo by Monty Sloan Christopher Lile is the Program Coordinator at Wolf Park, the founder of Concerts for Conservation, and a red wolf advocate for Defenders of Wildlife. A hundred and…

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Good News from the Creation Care Retreat

The Creation Care Regional Retreat Feb. 7-8, 2020 offered powerful connections and resources. The group that gathered on Friday received care, conversation, good food, and intellectual nourishment.  With the clergy, we explored ways of collectively offering hope and dancing with…

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Greta Thunberg, Person of the Year, is not Alone

Greta Thunberg is Time’s Person of the Year for 2019.  In an era where integrity and truth, compassion and creativity have been challenged and eroded Greta Thunberg has simply acted on her convictions.  It started with a strike from her…

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“…A Few Things Happened” Guest Blog from Rev. Selena Wright

We share this story with deep gratitude for the work of Climate Interactive and Rev. Selena Wright. A story of ongoing ripples of grace, healing, and justice from a colleague in ministry. Recently while at a clergy retreat, my friend…

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Pause that Disrupts- Letter to the Editor

This Letter to the Editor appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Time on Saturday, September 13, 2019. Many thanks to the collective wisdom of Eliza Stokes, Maureen Linneman, Karim Olaechea, and Mary and Kevin Bates. A Pause that Disrupts On Friday, September…

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A Time to Wait and a Time to Act: COP24 and the Season of Advent

My children will both go back to school today after three and a half days off for snow-related cancellations and delays. During this time there was sled run building, movie watching, hot chocolate, fort creating, reading, knitting and anticipation. You…

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Fast and Prayer for Climate Nov. 12-21

Rev. Laura Collins offered prayers on Monday to support Dr. Steve Norris in his Thanksgiving fast for people and creation as we face climate change.  He plans to fast for 10 days and will be present at Vance Monument from…

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