On my left thigh I have a tattoo of a California redwood tree. I got it a few years ago as a commemoration for a bicycling trip I did from Vancouver, Canada to Los Angeles California. I’m sure a lot of you have heard me talk about this trip — I talk about it a
This October, we invite you to share the joy of celebrating all the animals in your life from kittens to hedgehogs to fish to cheeky squirrels steal birdseed. Let’s see how many pictures we can get tagged on social media with: #petblessing #stfrancis #seasonofcreation +++ We also invite you to take time to bless the
This year, Season of Creation focuses on the Spirit who breathes life into creation, suffers with creation, and renews all creation.
In Jamaica there’s a saying that goes “We likkle but we Tallewah!” meaning we might be small, but we are mighty. That’s how I felt about the day of service on this past Sunday. Though a small group, we were strong in our presence in the community and did something big! We picked up
“As someone who lives on the intersections of a trans/queer identity and mental illness, the experience of Jacob – wrestling and holding on and being changed in the process – this narrative feels viscerally familiar to me….”
What St. Luke’s meant to me My name is Jessica Palys. I am an ordained UCC minister and solo pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hastings, Nebraska. I served St. Luke’s during the 2012-2013 school year as a student at Chicago Theological Seminary – part of an intern team of four!
If you’ve ever told a public story, you’ve probably discovered that between the story you want to tell and the story you end up telling there is an important step: workshopping the story. Workshopping is the process of getting what’s in your head or your heart out into the open so you can find out
“It is fitting that my first protest was through church, given that faith has always been my motivation for working for social change. With this experience as a gateway, I became more involved in faith-based community organizing and developed my pastoral identity as a change agent in the community.”
As the Diaconal Intern at St. Luke’s for the 2016-2017 school year, I inhabited a role that was largely created on-the-fly. At the start of my internship, many members of the community would come up to me and ask, “So, what exactly does a Diaconal Intern do?” And I would answer them honestly by saying,
“Do Not Worry” July 18, 2017 A Devotion for the Council at St. Luke’s Logan Square Based on Matthew 6:24-34 By Bishop Wayne Miller For some odd reason, it occurred to me this afternoon that a good topic of my devotion this evening would be “Worry.” In a way, of course, I’m not sure if