Advent Illuminations

Advent is a drama set in four acts. The first act is set in darkness, and we are drawn back […]

Finding Comfort

In a recent sermon I shared a story John Bell relates in his new book, “Living with the Psalms.” Rev. […]

October Youth Ministries Update

The Dayspring Youth  have focused on Sunday Formation classes and developing gardening skills over the past month!  Our youth group […]

Paul’s Attitude in Prison

Two years ago, on the occasion of what would have been his 100th birthday, “The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela” was published. Mandela, the man who would become President and Healer-in-Chief of South Africa, wrote hundreds of letters — to prison officials, family and friends – during his 27 years of confinement, from Nov. 7, 1962 to Feb. 11, 1990. The New York Times characterized the volume in five words: “Hope is a powerful weapon.” Read More…

Natural Gratitude

My daughter Claire and I managed to escape the heat of the Valley (and isolation of our home) by pitching […]

Open or Closed?

Spirit, Spirit of gentleness, blow through the wilderness calling and free, Spirit, Spirit of restlessness, stir me from placidness, wind, […]

A Message From Pastor Jeff

“I can’t breathe.” We just celebrated Pentecost, the birthday of the Church, which was marked by the rush of wind […]

The Church

WHAT IS THE CHURCH? Each day I receive a devotional message from Frederick Buechner on my phone. For a long […]

Hope

Hope in Uncertain Times In a recent sermon, I shared how the Bible can be seen as a manual for […]

Office Dogs

Andrea Farley is Dayspring’s Administrative Coordinator, welcoming people who come in to the front office. Often, she brings a foster […]

Moving Forward

In the spring of 2019, Dayspring and Aldersgate UMC voted to move into a cooperative parish agreement with the dream […]

Living the Questions in Lent

How can I deepen my Christian faith? Where can I meet others interested in spiritual formation? What does a meaningful […]

Birds

“One chief idea of my life is the idea of taking things with gratitude and not taking things for granted.” […]