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Monday Meditation: The Beatitudes

– Written by Rev. Tambi Swiney
When Jesus sat down on a mountainside overlooking the Sea of Galilee to deliver what would come to be known as “The Sermon on the Mount,” I imagine that the women and men and children who gathered around him leaned forward, straining to hear his provocative words.…

When I Grow Up

– Written by Rev. Tambi Swiney   
During the pandemic, my extended family has gathered weekly via Zoom to stay in touch. With participants ranging in age from 7 months to 81 years, these experiences have been memorable and life-giving for us.…

Spread the Word

– Written by Rev. Tambi Swiney
“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

Monday Meditation: Fourth Week of Advent

– Written by Rev. Tambi Swiney
The week of Christmas has arrived. As the days of Advent dwindle, our thoughts turn to love – the final theological theme of this holy season of spiritual preparation. “Love” is a word we use frequently in conversation, but often in a way that diminishes its meaning.…

Monday Meditation: Third Week of Advent

– Written by Rev. Tambi Swiney
Yesterday morning, I lit the rose-colored candle in our Advent wreath as my husband and I worshiped via Zoom – the candle of joy. The third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday – the Latin word gaudete means “rejoice.”…

Celebrating World AIDS Day

– Written by Tina Ross at NashvilleCARES
Celebrating World Aids Day
World AIDS Day was founded in 1988 to commemorate those who have passed away from AIDS related illnesses, provides an opportunity for people around the world to unite in the fight against HIV, and to show support for those living with HIV.…

No Matter What Podcast

Marketing and Communications Manager, Morgan Coyner, sat down in the studio with Hanna Seymour to record an episode of the “No Matter What Podcast.”
In this episode, Morgan talks about the loss of her mother to an opioid overdose, the deep grief she felt in that season, and how her faith helped her through it all.…