“O, Fatherland”

Our tireless and prolific poet, Vern Fein, shares a timely verse that dovetails with the Auschwitz Art Exhibit displayed in our sanctuary. And he highly recommends the movie :). May we be strengthened for the work.  -Renée CABARET REVISITED On the  TV news, I watch the facesof people wearing red hats.When their hero appears, they stand at

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teammates

Talent scout. Recruiter. General Manager. Sometimes I conceptualize my role with sports’ analogies. I think in terms of a team. Who works well together? Which combinations allow people’s gifts to shine? A demonstration of the Spirit is given to each person for the common good. 1 Corinthians 12:7(CEB) Paul uses the analogy of the human

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the art of education

“Where is the installation now?” I ask artists, still surprised by variations on the same answer. “Storage. Boxes. My garage.” Large pieces, collections, thesis final projects. After the initial show, finding space for display can be challenging.  In April of 2016, we “rescued” Laura Wennstrom’s mass sculpture from storage to be installed in the sanctuary, where it

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lyrics, language, and love

I deeply appreciate the time, prayer, and work that goes into choosing songs that express the themes of teaching in ways that facilitate worship. I learned a lot from Barbara Linder during the pandemic as we co-labored to plan the online services. The constraints of arranging pre-recorded elements are different from the challenges of live services. Each

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putting ourselves out there

Posting a few fliers seems like a small thing, just to let people know who and where we are. But it prompts the periodic question of identity. Who would like it here? For whom is this fellowship a good fit? Why do people “go to church” on Sundays? I don’t always feel like I know

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one-match fire

Alaska State Park cabins are an amazing way to enjoy the extraordinary beauty of the mountains without having to pitch a tent in the wilderness. They are also in high demand during the summer, so we were fortunate to get a reservation for one night at the Tokosha Cabin in Denali State Park. We were

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working for justice

I appreciate this story from Carolyn Vance about one way she was able to love her neighbor in the here and now. May it inspire you as well -Renée When immigrants live in your land with you, you must not cheat them. Any immigrant who lives with you must be treated as if they were one

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preparing a place

Yesterday was the Ministerial Alliance’s first planning meeting for a celebration of World Communion Sunday, and New Covenant was chosen to host this open-table gathering. It was fun to discuss ideas with ministers from different denominations and exciting to imagine welcoming our wider faith community into our sanctuary again.  I’m going to bring them back from

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the Family Fund

Karen Hogenboom has been serving on the Family Fund for many years. Enjoy this reflection on how your giving blesses our extended family and provides for their needs. -Renée New Covenant Fellowship is committed to caring for its family members, and one way we do that is through the Family Fund.  A small portion of the

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what I don’t know

I am delighted to share this update from Asha. May her reflections resonate and encourage you as well.  Much love. -Renée So what is it like when your dream comes true?  …Good question Hello family, I hope you’re doing well, or at least feeling well, through it. I have gone back and forth in my head

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