In my home, Thanksgiving is a BIG deal. Since my college days, out-of-towners who couldn’t travel for the holiday were welcome to join us. When my children came along, so did my in-laws, visiting from Boston. And our friends (and their children … read more.
Over the course of 6 visioning sessions, more than 60 members and friends of Emerson shared their beliefs about the strengths of Emerson today and what Emerson could look like in the future. Below is a summary of their visions of an Ideal Emerson. A … read more.
Halloween gives us an opportunity to try on another personality – do you choose to be a monster? A fairy? Something aspirational?
On October 28th, we invite everyone to come in costume, both for the worship service and our UNICEF Carnival. For over forty years, this … read more.
Do you have a chalice at home? A special candle you can light in times of celebration, sorrow, when you need some hope or focus? To say grace whenever you can all sit down for a meal*?
As part of our Homecoming Sunday September 9th, we … read more.
It is the season of homecoming at church. Worship attendance and program participation increases as we gather again in fuller force.
Maybe this isn’t the only homecoming going on.
As a transitional minister serving congregations during shorter pastorates, I have the luxury of experiencing different … read more.
In August, churches see an increase in visitors, as families begin settling into fall activities so this month is an opportunity to be especially welcoming. Though our greeters have the specific task on Sunday morning to welcome folks—all of us need to be welcoming.
Do we … read more.
Regarding “Faith-based groups turn up the heat on ICE” (Page F3, Sunday), it was very gratifying to read the article that highlighted the response of both the Unitarian Universalist Association and the American Friends Service Committee to the inhumane abuses of ICE. It was particularly … read more.
All Emerson church members and friends are invited to attend one of six sessions during July and August to engage a new process—
To discover our strengths and dream what we can become
Simply plan to attend the one most convenient to you.
Why Visioning Sessions? … read more.
Our senior minister, Rev. Dr. Becky Edmiston-Lange, delivered the Invocation for Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston (IM) Multi-faith Council on Wednesday, May 23. The Multi-faith Council is a network of communities of faith that sustain and expand IM’s Interfaith Relations and Community Partnership’s efforts to … read more.