June 22, 2019 by Candace Kostna, Family Ministry Coordinator As I write this blog post, I am sitting on my deck (aka my summer workspace). I feel the warmth of the sunshine, hear the birds chirping, and am enjoying my morning cup of coffee. 😊 I see how the trees have filled with leaves, plants…

May 12, 2019 by Candace Kostna, Family Ministry Coordinator There are many milestones – those meaningful and memorable moments – that we as individuals and families have experienced, continue to experience, and will experience throughout our lives. Some are developmental, like a baby learning to walk and talk. Some are lifecycle milestones, like becoming parents,…

April 14, 2019 by Candace Kostna, Family Ministry Coordinator The season of Lent is winding down. For the past few weeks, our focus has been on our spiritual practices – reflection, repentance, prayer and fasting, and sacrificial giving – to bring us closer to God in preparation of Easter. Now Holy Week is upon us….

March 10, 2019 by Candace Kostna, Family Ministry Coordinator Our day-to day lives are filled with so many things – work, school, household chores, kids’ activities, appointments, caring for family members, and to-do lists that never seem to end. Throw in keeping up with current events or dealing with challenges, and this list could go…

Supper, Study and Vespers in Lent Thursdays in Lent (March 14th, 21st, 28th, and April 4th, and 11th) Join us for a bread and soup supper, followed by two study session options, and concluding with Holden Evening Prayer. Supper: 6:00 – 6:30 pm Study: 6:30 – 7:15 pm Holden Evening Prayer: 7:15 – 7:45 pm Study…

February 24, 2019 by Candace Kostna, Family Ministry Coordinator Over the recent long weekend, my Facebook and Instagram feeds were filled with posts about families spending time together. Many were outdoors enjoying God’s creation, braving the cold temperatures! No matter what the activity, it was clear that this family time was special and full of…

By Candace Kostna, Family Ministry Coordinator Take a moment and think about your faith journey. Who has played a significant role in shaping your faith? Your parents, grandparents, and extended family members likely top your list.This makes sense, as parents do play an integral role in their children’s faith formation. Grandparents and extended family members…

January 10, 2019 by Candace Kostna, Family Ministry Coordinator “Baptism is so full of comfort and grace that heaven and earth cannot comprehend it. It promises and brings the entire Christ. The blessings of baptism are boundless. No greater jewel can adorn our body and soul than baptism, for through it we obtain perfect holiness…

December 7, 2018 by Candace Kostna, Family Ministry Coordinator Our lives are filled with rituals and traditions – our regular patterns of behavior that occur daily, weekly and seasonally. The familiarity and rhythm of what we do assure us all is well. These experiences connect us with each other and remind us of who we…

November 14, 2018 by Candace Kostna, Family Ministry Coordinator After washing his disciples’ feet Jesus said “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you should also wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you” – John 13:14-15 Service to…

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