Author: Katy Carpman

Learning to be anti-racist

George Floyd’s death and the protests and movement following it are changing the world. And changing the world involves changing minds and hearts. In such a challenging time, I find hope in the many Emersonians who are taking a stand and reaching out to learn … read more.

Lessons from Henry David Thoreau

Walden, A Life in the Woods, is Henry David Thoreau’s reflections on nature and human experience, lessons harvested in his two years, two months, and two days building and living in a cabin on a lake.

I’ve struggled with his story – a man of … read more.

Church closures due to Covid-19

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With the Covid-19 pandemic, we are all going through a difficult and uncertain time.  In order to protect ourselves and our larger community, the Board of Trustees and the staff are in … read more.

Church Cancellation for Covid-19

Dear Emerson Members and Friends,

After careful deliberation, we have decided that we are cancelling all church activities for this coming Saturday and Sunday (3/14 and 3/15.)  We have made this decision because it seems to be the wisest and most compassionate course of … read more.

Knowing the nature nearby

Behold, a peafowl tree!

My collegial book group recently read Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods. I did not agree with every one of the author’s points, but I was intrigued by the idea of intimately getting to know the place where … read more.

Possibilities and freedom

I don’t know about you, but I love the coming of the new year – the possibilities are delicious.

Yet those same possibilities can be overwhelming—we want to do ALL the things, which, even if it were feasible, would be exhausting and likely … read more.