From the Pastors

Messages from our pastors.

  • Some of you may have met or read about Jason McGill, the new Executive Director of Northwest Youth Services. Jason has experience as a youth support professional both here in Washington state, and where he grew up on the east coast. He brings a dynamic, passionate, and dedicated approach to a challenging role: leading Northwest Youth Services in the midst of a pandemic, in the midst of institutional changes, and in the midst of the on-going crisis of youth homelessness in our community. I’m excited to hear Jason share from his life experience and from what he’s learned at the helm of such a wonderful organization.


  • If you caught the Midweek Message last week, you might recall that I spent much of last week at the UCC’s General Synod, the every-two-years national gathering for our denomination. Often times, such meetings are an opportunity to connect with old friends, to develop new relationships with colleagues and to see and learn from folks doing exciting and cutting-edge ministry throughout the country and beyond.


  • As we look forward to in-person worship this week, Membership Board has been continuing a series of conversations about a year of welcome. Every member of our congregation is responsible for welcoming others, whether that other is a first-time guest or a long-time member. After this pandemic year, it will be good to connect with friends on Sunday; let’s also strive to connect with people we don’t know well yet.


  • Do you have a favorite question?  If I reach for my favorite question, I often think of one that I’ve used in groups of young people, particularly young people that I don’t know. My favorite group check-in question is “if you could stack any two animals, which would they be in what order would you stack them?”


  • Pastor Sharon posts a video on Facebook every discussing the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday service. You can view these whether or not you are on Facebook. Check one out if you haven't yet and let us know what you think.