Old-world apprentice, Memphis style

Terry Rogers, 17, earned a reputation at the Carpenter Art Garden in Binghampton as a kid who could paint. Before he knew it, he was on the mural team, making $10 an hour creating bold, colorful street art there and around the city, including an installation at Tillman and Summer. Now, if he has to pinch himself to know what is happening is real, stained-glass artist Suzy Hendrix just smiles to herself. She needed an apprentice. Church of the Holy Communion asked to help by paying him a... Read More
Posted by Jane Roberts at Thursday, March 28, 2019
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Letting Jesus Love Us

In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. Jesus says, “How often have I desired to gather [you] together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!” Jesus’ image is tender: A chick would feel entirely safe nestled in the cleft of his mother’s wing. He would feel the softness of his sisters and brothers gathered in tightly ‘round. He would feel the warmth of community. He would feel that while he might be small, his... Read More
Posted by The Reverend Sandy Webb at Sunday, March 17, 2019
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On feeling awkward and why it matters

St. Mary’s Upper School Chapel Address 2/23/2019 Hello!  Good morning! I’m so glad to get to be here this morning. Thanks to Rev. Bush for inviting me and to y’all for welcoming me! As she said, my name is Jonathan and I’m an Episcopal priest here at the Church of the Holy Communion. I got married to my wife, Ali, in September, moved down here, and started at Holy Communion in October. Ali is an environmental educator and sometimes she... Read More
Posted by Jane Roberts at Thursday, March 7, 2019
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Inner Homecoming - A Lenten Journey

I just love Lent. It’s not like I have a thing for penitence … or do I? A quick Google search reveals penitence synonyms like guilt and shame. I don’t believe God’s inviting me to spend 40 days framed in those two feelings, but I also see the words sorrow, regret and amends. These three words prompt questions in my heart that stir up emotions asking me to pay attention. I’m human. One of the toughest gigs I can imagine. A day doesn’t go by... Read More
Posted by Connie Cruthirds at Sunday, March 3, 2019
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