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The Clergy Corner

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Dec 20, 2023

With Christmas eve just around the corner, this week Pastor Arik reflects on what this season is truly about, and ends with a powerful reading titled "Silence and Fury"

Dec 13, 2023

With the Christmas Pageant approaching this Sunday, this week Pastor Arik looks at why the children of our faith are not just the future leaders of the church, but are vital to the church here and now

Dec 6, 2023

Pastor Arik is back at it as Advent kicks off! Join him as he explores the highs and lows of the season, and reflects on why it is so important to show grace to one another this time of year

Oct 25, 2023

With the big moving day coming next week, this episode marks the last episode for Pastor Arik as Pastor of Community of Faith. Instead of saying goodbye, we will say, "so long for now," and "until we meet again."

Oct 18, 2023

As of this week, Pastor Arik no longer owns a home! Join him as he explores the strange feeling of uprootedness as he prepares for the big changes coming in his life. 

Oct 11, 2023

As Pastor Arik prepares for a big move, he finds himself living in between two worlds. What is it like to live with one foot in the past, and one foot in the future? Where does our mind go? How can we center ourselves in gratitude, as we give thanks for the difficult changes taking place? Join Pastor Arik as he reflects on these liminal spaces that come from big changes.

Oct 4, 2023

In the midst of all the changes in his life, this week Pastor Arik's youngest son decided he wanted a big boy bed. Join Pastor Arik as he explores a lesson he learned from the process and why it is so important for us to live in the present moment. 

Sep 27, 2023

When faced with challenges or problems, it is human nature for us to want to assign blame. This week Pastor Arik looks at why we should resist the urge to pass blame on others, as he explores how it gets in the way of the important work that needs to be done

Sep 20, 2023

Patience is a virtue for a reason. It is immensely difficult to practice, and in our day and age, it grows harder to be patient with each passing day. Join Pastor Arik as he explores the importance of patience in our lives and how patience is a spiritual practice.

Sep 13, 2023

On this week's episode, Pastor Arik lifts up some stories from the first responders on the scene on 9/11. Let us give thanks for our first responders and commit ourselves to supporting them and thanking them for their bravery 

Sep 6, 2023

As Pastor Arik prepares to transition out of his role as pastor at Community of Faith, he encourages the church to look at the upcoming change as an opportunity. Which soil will we choose to become?

Aug 30, 2023

Reflecting upon some wisdom his wife shared recently, this week Pastor Arik takes a look at the power of reframing the worries we experience and the importance of spreading more love and light into the world.

Aug 23, 2023

TW: School Shootings

As Pastor Arik prepares to send his eldest son off to first grade this week, there is a thought that will linger in the back of his mind as he watches him board the bus each morning... "Will this be the last time I get to see my son?" Join Pastor Arik as he prays for our students, teachers, parents and administrators as they face the challenges of the new school year

Aug 16, 2023

This upcoming Sunday we take time during worship to bless the many pets in our lives. Join Pastor Arik as this week he explores what makes this service so special, and how important pets are in our lives

Aug 2, 2023

As Pastor Arik grieves the loss of a friend earlier this week and prepares to officiate a funeral later this week, he takes time to reflect on funerals and his approach to helping families in their time of need. 

Jul 26, 2023

As August approaches, this week Pastor Arik reflects on just how much is going on in the coming month and finds himself embracing this quiet before the storm.

Jul 19, 2023

As the heat of the summer continues, this week Pastor Arik uses a metaphor of bottled water to explore how we need to advocate and know our own value and worth

Jul 12, 2023

Back from Indianapolis and recovering from the flu, this week Pastor Arik offers a short reflection on what it means to hold grace for ourselves and others and to not judge one another for who we were at our worst. 

Jul 4, 2023

After a long day of church business, Pastor Arik gives his final update from the General Synod

Jul 2, 2023

Pastor Arik gives another update from General Synod, filling us in with what happened on Saturday and Sunday! Listen in!

Jun 30, 2023

Pastor Arik gives his first update from the General Synod! Listen in!

Jun 27, 2023

General Synod kicks off this week! Pastor Arik will be doing periodic updates from General Synod, but to start things off he takes time to explore the committee he is part of and the resolution the committee is in charge of bringing before the general assembly. If you are interested in the various resolutions that will be discussed and voted on, you can read them all at https://generalsynod.org/proposed-resolutions

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Jun 7, 2023

Now that we are in the month of June, we are halfway through the year. Taking time to check in with ourselves and where we are at so far, this week we look at where we have come from and how we want to live for the second half of the year.

May 24, 2023

After a heartbreaking loss last week, Pastor Arik reflects upon a moment he experienced that will remain with him forever.  

May 17, 2023

After getting to spend some quality time with members of the church for food and fellowship, this week Pastor Arik reflects on why sharing food with one another is the fastest way to grow closer together as a church. 

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