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The Clergy Corner

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Nov 30, 2022

As we transition into the month of December, Pastor Arik reflects on why this time of the year is particularly unique 

Nov 22, 2022

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, this week Pastor Arik lifts up a series of journal prompts to help us practice the art of gratitude.

Nov 16, 2022

After a frustrating few weeks, in this episode Pastor Arik reflects upon the different approaches to what a pastor is, and how he envisions his role in the congregation

Nov 9, 2022

Yesterday was election day, so this week Pastor Arik looks at ways we can change our world for the better at the local level, one life at a time

Nov 2, 2022

With this week marking a year since Pastor Arik joined in ministry with Community of Faith, he takes time this week to reflect upon what he has learned and where we can go from here.

Oct 26, 2022

As Halloween approaches, this week Pastor Arik takes a closer look at the origin of the beloved holiday

Oct 19, 2022

This week Pastor Arik talks about how an unexpected renovation took him from a place of grouchiness to gratitude. Join him as he examines how more parts of our life need to be reexamined to see what lives underneath.

Oct 12, 2022

This upcoming Sunday we will be holding a service of lament in worship. To prepare ourselves for the service, this week Pastor Arik looks at the importance of having places and times when we can release our sorrows back to God.

Sep 28, 2022

This week Pastor Arik takes a dive into human psychology as he explores four common ways we respond to trauma

Sep 21, 2022

This week Pastor Arik reflects upon the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, and examines how we can take the message of this sacred day to heart.

Sep 14, 2022

Today marks the eight year anniversary since Pastor Arik's ordination. This week he explores why the day means so much to him and the importance of finding one's calling

Sep 7, 2022

Pastor Arik has fallen ill, once again, and uses this opportunity to reflect on how much we have all been through during the past few years

Aug 31, 2022

Last week, Pastor Arik experienced an unexpected wake-up call, and decided to use the opportunity to reflect upon the need to slow down and appreciate life.

Aug 24, 2022

After a recent increase in people seeking pastoral counseling, this week Pastor Arik reflects upon a common theme found in all of his sessions and imagines a better world that is within our reach.

Aug 17, 2022

This week, reflecting upon a show he has been watching, Pastor Arik explores the power that hope has in our lives.

Aug 10, 2022

Pastor Arik has been through a lot over the past couple of weeks, but it has helped him put things in perspective. Join him as he reflects upon how a change of mindset can make all the difference.

Jul 27, 2022

With the church reaching the end of its search for a new Christian Education Director, this week Pastor Arik reflects upon how important Christian Education was for him and his own faith journey

Jul 20, 2022

With Pastor Arik's son turning five years old this past week, he explores just how much life can change over the course of five years

Jul 13, 2022

This week we contemplate that timeless question... "Who is my neighbor?"

Jul 4, 2022

While it can be hard getting into the patriotic spirit this year, this week Pastor Arik shares a poem from his favorite poet, Shmaya, that helps us think about freedom in a new way.

Jun 29, 2022

After returning home from vacation and recovering from COVID, this week Pastor Arik shares the most impactful experience he had on vacation - his pilgrimage up Bear Butte

Jun 15, 2022

This weekend is Father's Day, so this week Pastor Arik takes some time to celebrate the father figures who have helped us become the people we are, today

Jun 8, 2022

This week Pastor Arik is off on vacation to the Black Hills in South Dakota. Join him as he reflects upon those "Spiritual Homes" in our lives and why they beckon us to return.

Jun 1, 2022
Last week Pastor Arik ran into some car troubles but found a lesson hidden in the midst of the frustration. Join him as he explores what he learned, and why life "disruptions" can sometimes be exactly what we needed all along
May 25, 2022

TW: School Shooting

In the aftermath of the school shooting that took the lives of nineteen kids and two teachers, this week Pastor Arik processes what it means and why "Thoughts and Prayers" are not enough

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