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From the Pastor’s Desk

February 14, 2024|

Lent is a peculiar time in the Church year. The season kicks off with Ash Wednesday, a service during which we are called to truly acknowledge and hold our mortality before God and each other. We are marked for mortality [...]

November 14, 2023|

Family of faith, In just a few short weeks, we will begin our Advent journey together. For us at Covenant UMC, Advent will start this year on November 26th. We will spend four weeks waiting, anticipating, and preparing ourselves for [...]

February 23, 2023|

I’ve been talking with some dear friends of mine about Lent these past few weeks. What we plan on doing for it, how we’re leading our churches, whether we used the proper bowls to burn the palms to make ash, [...]

February 15, 2023|

Lent is coming up fast this year. It sort of feels like someone sped up the clock on 2023. Does anyone else feel this way? The season of Lent comes around each year, calling us to repentance and discipline. Inviting [...]

December 9, 2022|

Today, just before I sat down to write a Pastor’s Desk, I read a bit of the news. A dangerous task, sometimes. Today, I read about homelessness in our beloved Spokane. I have been following the contentious fight around Camp [...]

November 2, 2022|

The prophet Joel is not the most uplifting book of the Bible. It focuses on the ecological disaster facing Israel—a locust horde had devastated the land. In an agrarian and subsistence farming culture, this was beyond dangerous. Entire harvests gone.  [...]

June 1, 2022|

June is Pride Month. It is a month where we honor the resilience of the LGBTQIA+ community and celebrate their unique reflection of God’s image in the world. It is a month where we tell the truth about the horrors [...]

“Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief…”

May 24, 2022|

Today is May 24th, celebrated as Aldersgate Day in Methodist and various other Wesleyan traditions. Today we commemorate the experience of one of our tradition’s founders, John Wesley, which he recorded in his journal: “In the evening I went very [...]

Keep Running the Race

November 15, 2021|

Yesterday (11/14/21), if you were in-person, in the sanctuary, you might have noticed that we moved the icons of the Saints to overlook the narthex/living room. As I entered into the church yesterday, it was like being watched over by [...]

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