Pastor's Blog

Jenna Morrison November 30, 2018: Celebrate Advent! - I love the Advent Season! It’s here! It’s here! I love the Advent Season! There is something magical about the ways that we can choose to wait for the birth of Christ. We hang lights that shine in the darkness, act generously toward our family and friends (and hopefully strangers!) to show gratitude and love, and work to spread joy and hope Read More
Jenna Morrison November 21, 2018: Happy Thanksgiving! - Happy Thanksgiving! I often wonder what our lives would be like if we were as intentional about gratitude all year long as we are during the month of November. Would we be happier? More filled with joy? Even if you are like me and gratitude is not always your first response, I hope that you take time to be grateful Read More
Jenna Morrison November 15, 2018: God Promises Blessings and Joy - Last Sunday concluded our churchwide study and worship emphasis on the Journey to Generosity. Our final week focused on being defined by generosity. We’ve considered the futility and emptiness of accumulating and hoarding possessions and wealth, and we say that God promises blessings and joy to those who choose to live a life of generosity and self-sacrifice. Over the last Read More
Jenna Morrison November 9, 2018: What defines our lives? - For the last two weeks in worship, we have spent time talking about the ways we are called to loosen our grip on our stuff so that we can experience the life-giving gift of generosity. When we aren’t slaves to gathering up more things, we have the freedom to control where our money goes and who we can impact with Read More
Jenna Morrison October 27, 2018: Important Life Lessons - When I think about some of the important life lessons I’ve learned, a couple stand out to me over time: how to do my laundry without shrinking it, which dishes can go in the dishwasher and which have to be done by hand, how to finagle a toilet to keep it running, and how to reheat Kraft macaroni to its Read More
Jenna Morrison October 18, 2018: At Home At Faith - One of the things I love most about our church is how quickly it became home for me. Sometimes it takes a while to adjust to a new place, but feeling at home at Faith took almost no time. If you feel like I do — that Faith is a wonderful home for you and your family — please be Read More
Jenna Morrison October 11, 2018: Faithful Relationships - Friends, Over the last few days, I’ve spent my time coordinating a retreat for the clergy people of our North Texas Conference. We worshipped together, learned together, rested together, and had a blast! One of the main topics that we spent our time on was authentic and courageous conversation with people who are different from us. We were intentionally paired Read More
Jenna Morrison October 5, 2018: Calendars are Quickly Filling Up! - I can’t believe it’s already October! Wasn’t it just July 1? I love this month for a lot of reasons: fall wardrobes, the smell of leaves turning, college football, and pumpkin patches. At the same time, it feels like the busiest month I’ve ever had! We are already beginning our preparations for Advent, even though so much else happens between Read More
Jenna Morrison September 20, 2018: Serving Community - I just got back to the church from the first Birthday Book Club celebration of the year at McNair Elementary — and it was so much fun! We handed out a free book to any student who had a birthday in August or September. Seeing their faces light up when they found something that interested them was such a joy! Read More
Jenna Morrison September 14, 2018: It’s a Beautiful Time - I don’t know about you, but I’m still pumped up after last weekend’s birthday celebration. There is something about taking time to celebrate and be grateful for the gifts we’ve been given through our church that is life-giving. All week long I’ve been reflecting on the time that we spent together — from our potluck on Saturday night to worship Read More