David Bliss

Congregational Treasure. Nov. 6, 2017. Written by Youth Ministry Coordinator Courtney Firth. David is a master of duct tape and uses it for games and more. He shares his time with youth in class, through music and at monthly Youth Adult Committee meetings. He shares his award-winning chili with youth at events and even talks about his secret ingredient. He brought his sweet therapy dog Johnny to class to the absolute delight of everyone. He introduced the youth to stroopwafels and seems to brings head-sized donuts wherever he goes. He is a wonderful listener and has gained the respect, admiration and love of the youth and adults he works with. […]

Me Too. And Me. And Me.

by Rev. David A. Miller, Rev. Sarah Caine and Pippin Whitaker. More than 10 years ago, the Me Too campaign began with African American activist Tarana Burke. The recent wave of “Me too” posts on Facebook and Twitter were fueled by high-profile sexual harassment and assault cases starting with last year’s release of the “Access Hollywood” tape. All of these revelations reinforce how powerful men can get away with claiming the bodies of women as objects. The heartbreak, exhaustion, re-living of trauma and anger that accompanies any news of yet more violence disguised as sexuality is all too familiar. This violence is not distant from any of our lives. Although […]