Rev. Rod Richards


Re: a prefix, occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, used with the meaning “again” or “again and again” to indicate repetition or “back to the original place, again.”

Forgive and Forget

While some memories may be cherished, are there times when it is better to forget? Are there different kinds of remembering?

The Leaning

What do we imagine the children of this congregation will remember about their time here? What do we hope they will remember?

Longing to Go Home

“We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been,” writes Starhawk, “a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time.”

Peace Is the Path

International Peace Day was celebrated on September 21. Can we keep that celebration going? Can we envision a path to real peace? (This will be the last Sunday that DRE, Janise Rennie, will be with us.)

Safe and Sound

Sanctuary sometimes refers to a safe place in an inherently insecure existence. What does it mean to offer/seek out/create sanctuary?

Whatever Makes You Happy

What is your vision of “a life well-lived”? What is the goal of our existence? Happiness is often held up as a worthy goal, even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence as an “unalienable right.” Does happiness give our lives meaning? Or does finding a … read more.

Memories, Dreams, Reflections

This was the title of a book by Carl Jung, and I always felt like it covered a lot of important territory in just three words. How do these things work together to shape my vision of myself and my sense of possibility?

Back to the Future

How does the past inform the present and help to shape the future? What happens when we ignore, distort, or deny our history? What gifts might we discover in honest exploration?