Leslie's Blog

Pitching In

One of my favorite moments at an activity in our congregation is at the end of the event when the folks who have been there stay afterward to pitch in and clean up.  Those are the moments when you might see two people meeting over the length of a table they are carrying or gaining…
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Leslie’s Logos – May 2022

So much to be grateful for as May begins! I know many of you have a list, mine goes like this: Grateful to see people to be in the presence of people that I haven’t seen for a long time a long time, in-person and on Zoom. Grateful for the volunteers who stayed through the…
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Leslie’s Logos – April 2022

Yesterday we had a visit from Erika who was our guest in Sanctuary. While she still faces many challenges, she is making progress in building the life she needs and overcoming the tragedy and harm she experienced before making her harrowing passage from Honduras. As she left after our brief exchange, I was struck by…
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Midnight Gardening

When I used to live in Charlottesville Virginia, one of the members of our congregation used to talk about midnight gardening. As a working, single woman the only time she could find to garden was at midnight. I thought about this last Wednesday when once again I was out filling my green bin in advance…
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Reentering Life (Again)

Once again we find ourselves reentering into many aspects of life which have been inaccessible during these COVID times.  We know the joys that this engenders—and also, some fear. We may find ourselves a little more wary this time, some part of our heart may be asking whether this is really for real, the way…
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Leslie’s Logos – March 2022

Around the start of each congregational year in the late summer, I often take a few minutes to think about what I will use as my signature for that year. “Sincerely” seems too obvious so for many years, I used “In faith” though I realized that was probably a little scary for new folks stepping…
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Black History Month

Honoring Black History Month When I was a child, I did not like history very much. From across the decades, I now believe that is because I did not see myself in the pages of what was being reported. History was, in the 1970s, evolving. While we weren’t meant to do as much rote memorization…
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