The Clergy Corner

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Oct 17, 2017

TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual assault, sexual harassment // This week Pastor Arik looks at the impact of the "Me Too" campaign on social media and reflects upon the importance of spreading awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault, and how important it is for us to end it once and for all.

Oct 10, 2017

As the seasons change, so too do our schedules and routines. This week Pastor Arik looks at the changes in his own life and reflects upon the importance of gratitude for the positive things happening around us.

Oct 3, 2017

In the wake of recent tragedies across our nation and globe, we take time to collect ourselves and try to find some happiness and joy in our darkened world. Join Pastor Arik as he mines the internet for facts and tidbits that he hopes will bring a much needed smile to your face.

Sep 26, 2017

As World Communion Sunday approaches, this week we explore the history of denominationalism and lift up the importance of unity that this upcoming Sunday brings - Music credit: "By Our Love" by King & Country

Sep 19, 2017

We all experience failures in life, but what happens when we experience success? This week we look at the fear that can come when things are going our way

Sep 12, 2017

With our nation recovering from two massive hurricanes, this week Pastor Arik looks at the importance of responding to the devastation not just with prayer, but with our time and resources as well

Aug 29, 2017

As we prepare for Fall, the theme of examining the choices we make is brought into focus

Aug 22, 2017

Following the solar eclipse that took place yesterday, Pastor Arik takes a look at a handful of scripture references to celestial events and examines why the heavens have always fascinated humankind.

Aug 15, 2017

This week Pastor Arik takes a look at the events that have unfolded in Charlottesville, and how these incidents are symptoms of a greater sickness in our nation

Aug 8, 2017

Back from his parental leave after the birth of his first child, Pastor Arik is throwing himself in the lion's den (or a dog's and cat's den, in this case) by hosting a "Blessing of the Animals" service this Sunday

Jul 5, 2017

As we celebrate the Fourth of July with our friends and loved ones, Pastor Arik takes a look back as to why this holiday is worth celebrating, and how many in our country are still fighting for the same things as our founding fathers.

Jun 27, 2017

As Vacation Bible School keeps Pastor Arik busy this week, he takes a closer look at how the church can be such an important place in young people's lives

Jun 20, 2017

As Pastor Arik awaits the birth of his first son, he discovers that "waiting" isn't such an easy thing after all

Jun 13, 2017

With Father's Day approaching, Pastor Arik gives thanks for his own father and the support he has been shown

Jun 6, 2017

After an unexpected encounter at the hospital early this week, Pastor Arik looks at how we can unexpectedly be agents of God's love in the lives of others

May 30, 2017

With our celebration of Pentecost approaching, this week Pastor Arik looks at how it is a perfect time to release our burdens and beginning anew

May 23, 2017

As we approach Memorial Day weekend, we take time to give thanks for our teachers, veterans, and family members who have helped shape our world

May 16, 2017

As we prepare to celebrate a baptism in worship on Sunday, we take a closer look at the promises we make to the child and family in the act of baptism.

May 9, 2017

As Mother's Day approaches this Sunday, Pastor Arik takes a close look at how the women around us have helped shape us into who we are, today

May 2, 2017

Have you ever said or done something in life you wish you wouldn't have? Have you ever looked upon moments in your past with a mixture of guilt and shame? This week Pastor Arik looks at the regrets we carry and how we can use them to help us learn and grow

Apr 25, 2017

On this week's episode, Pastor Arik takes a closer look at the inner demons we wrestle with - those shadows of ours that linger just out of sight

Apr 18, 2017

With Easter behind us, this week Pastor Arik examines how the Easter story can help us as we navigate those times of "waiting"

Apr 11, 2017

In the midst of Holy Week, we take a closer look at the importance of living out the Easter message of love

Apr 4, 2017

As Palm Sunday approaches, Pastor Arik looks at the way mirrors can be used to motivate us to change our world

Mar 28, 2017

As Lent draws to a close, Pastor Arik takes time this week to share some of the stories he has heard that came from the church's "Kindness Challenge"

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