Who Are You?

September 14, 2020
Who Are You? This is the question that I am currently exploring with our UKirk College Fellowship students. The basis that we are using to guide our discussion is something I learned back in elementary school, using an affirmation of faith that was approved by the 210th Genera...

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5-Minute Faith: Creativity

August 28, 2020
Rachel takes 5 minutes to talk about simple creative art as spirituality.

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Taking up the Cross in these Uncertain Times

August 26, 2020
Earlier this week my friend opened up a discussion by asking “Why does every decision these days come with a full pit in the bottom of one's stomach?” I automatically went into discussing this from the perspectives of human communication and systems theory.  &...

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How Society Thinks and Talks About Femininity Today

August 19, 2020
It is the time of year when–in a normal year–someone I know (youth or child) gets sent home from school for a “dress code violation.” This makes no sense when one takes the time to think about the message it is sending girls and women in our world. ...

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College Ministry in 2020

August 12, 2020
We have finally arrived: it is move-in day for the fall semester at William & Mary for the incoming freshmen!  Move-in is happening earlier than usual and is being staggered throughout this weekend. All freshmen were required to quarantine for the 14 days leading up...

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Helping Children to Communicate Their Needs

August 10, 2020
When the pandemic was just hitting our area and we were trying to find historical context for what we were experiencing, I did a short talk on potential connections between the London bombings of WWII and our world at that time (see here for the video). One story that I didn&rs...

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In-Person Worship: A Personal Experience

August 07, 2020
WPC Member Rob Brown is part of the task force for In-Person Worship and here reflects on what it has meant for him to be in the sanctuary for worship during the past month. Click to View video on Facebook

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Backpack Blessing

August 05, 2020
Be Loved. Be Kind. Be You. This is the basis for this year’s “backpack” blessing.  Backpack is in quotes, because like most things right now, backpacks will not be taking their normal importance to signifying the change in seasons of life.  Yet, i...

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Vacation Bible School as Worship

August 03, 2020
We respond to God’s grace in the context of personal relationships, particularly when Christians who live together worship together. Opportunities for household or family worship include: sabbath-keeping and rhythms of daily prayer; Bible reading, study, or memorization; pr...

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5-Minute Faith: Risk and Failure

July 31, 2020
Educator "A" Williams talks about why it is important to be willing to fail, and willing to take risks in order to be faithful followers of God.

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Jubilee

July 29, 2020
On Monday this week, we had the last of our weekly summer children’s lessons on Compassion. There were many lessons from this curriculum that are applicable not just to children, but to all of us as followers of God. The final lesson focused on how compassion can give us ...

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Music for Two Returns August 2

July 28, 2020
Our annual summer series, Music for Two, returns! Join us online at 9:30, or in person at 11:00, as organist Norman Elton joins guest musicians for fresh, new music in worship. This summer, we will feature: Sunday, August 2 - Handbells with Tammera Missel, director of hand...

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Helping Children Through Disappointment

July 27, 2020
“My kids are beginning to think about school in the fall, I am stressed about talking to them because I know that even if they are back in the classrooms, it won’t be like they expect.” This is truly a tough issue to deal with. With so much unknown and just a...

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5-Minute Faith: Diverse Faiths

July 24, 2020
Rev. Rachel Hébert looks at how we can come together–even when we differ–when we put love at the center of our faith.

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The Church Today: Facing Our Ailments

July 22, 2020
There is a lot of current talk about what ails the church and how these ailments will eventually destroy the church as we know it. Discussions of “reopening” now taking place in religious circles have intensified the debate. While some churches frame this discussion...

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What is The Church?

July 08, 2020
This question in many ways has dominated the past 4+ decades of Christianity. While we typically give the answer similar to “the people of God” or “God’s hands and feet in a particular location,” our actions speak differently. We show up on Sundays t...

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Why Involve Your Child With a Food Drive?

July 06, 2020
This one may seem obvious but it is worth a look anyway.  We want our children to stretch their empathy “muscles” and in doing so understand what they can do to help others. Children often are willing volunteers because they want to help as many people as th...

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Waiting

July 01, 2020
Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work. –Peter Marshall One of the hardest spiritual practices for me, and I believe for many, is the practice of waiting. Waiting for something to end, waiting for something to start, waiti...

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Talking with Children about the Economy

June 29, 2020
The two biggest news stories over the last two months have been the COVID-19 pandemic and the fight against systemic racism through the Black Lives Matter movement. These stories are important and connected through the third most important news story: our economy. Just as face ...

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5-Minute Faith: Faith in the Grey

June 26, 2020
In this week's 5(-ish) Minute Faith, DEM "A" Williams looks at why we need to focus on decentralizing narrative norms, grounding his discussion in the texts of Philemon and Galatians.

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Racial Justice

June 24, 2020
“I believe that if we aren’t being made uncomfortable in our faith, we’re living in the all too alluring space of contentment. One propels us toward service and activism, the other invites us to sit back and let others do the work.” –Rachel Hé...

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5-Minute Faith: Racial Education

June 19, 2020
In this video, Pastor Rachel continues WPC's conversation surrounding racial justice by sharing her own education process through Instagram.   For further study, Pastor Rachel shares the following resources: Kaitlin Curtice - a poet, author and public speaker...

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Dissonance

June 17, 2020
In this past month, I have spent a good amount of time talking with people who are struggling with feelings of discomfort. In many cases this discomfort comes from having their understanding of their place in the world disrupted. This causes a dissonance between experience and ...

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Integrating Spirituality into a Child's Summer Day

June 15, 2020
What are some good ways to integrate spirituality into a child’s summer day? Start by helping children see God in all things. This can be as simple as sending children outside to find one item that God made. They may bring back things like leaves or rocks. This gives chi...

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5-Minute Faith: Running & Race

June 12, 2020
Intern Brittany Young shares her views on racism within her favorite sport of running, challenging us all to take a fresh look at injustices within the activities of our daily lives.. 

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Mid-Week Reflection: What does it mean to act “with God”?

June 10, 2020
Micah 6:8 Let’s put this verse in context. Micah is a prophet of the old testament who differs from the prophets Hosea or Amos because Micah is from a rural area, not from the city. While these prophets often criticize the highest places and people of power, Micah instea...

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Helping Children to Understand Communion

June 08, 2020
As we have begun to practice virtual communion, it is even more important that families work together so all can understand this important sacrament. Below are some easy ways to help children understand the context of communion. Connect the “meals” from scripture t...

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Mid-Week Reflection: Right & Wrong

June 03, 2020
Thoughts on Right and Wrong When I was in high school, I spoke at my church and mentioned the growing distrust and disillusionment in the police. Afterwards, a white woman came up to me and lectured me on what she thought I needed to know. (I mention she was white because I th...

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Talking with Children about Race

June 01, 2020
How old should my kids be before I start talking to them about current racial issues? I remember being told that children don’t see these things, but I don’t want to wait too long. One of the most traveled myths is that children don’t see race.  As the r...

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5-Minute Faith: Roundtable Preview

May 29, 2020
Pastor John Morgan presents an overview of the background and practice of his roundtable sermon series. The next Roundtable Sermon Discussion Series begins Tuesday, June 2.  

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Mid-Week Reflection: Stillness

May 27, 2020
“Be Still and know that I am God”–Psalm 46:10 This verse was once introduced to me as a morning devotion before heading out to a day of outreach and service. But, instead of a traditional devotion which introduces a passage followed by brief commentary, this de...

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Spiritual Practices: Watching a Little Bob Ross

May 26, 2020
Bob Ross’ popularity has exploded in recent years among young people as his “happy little trees” have sparked memes, halloween costumes, and painting parties in his honor. It’s easy to understand why. His soothing voice, quiet paint strokes, and simple nat...

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Going with God: It's Okay to Be Bored

May 25, 2020
“We’ve been home together for so long now and my kids are tired of Zoom and online things, and so am I.  What can I do to give my kids a way to find something to do when they get bored? First, we need to remember that it’s okay to be bored. We tend to avoi...

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WPC Oral History: Interview with Ken Schwarz

May 22, 2020
This week features Ken Schwarz, my wonderful second family father. Thank you Ken for supporting me by participating in this project! Unfortunately, there were some technical problems with the audio this week, so there’s only the written portion. This is the last intervie...

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5-Minute Faith: Creativity

May 22, 2020
Seminary Track intern Emily Hinshaw takes a look at the importance of using the creativity that God has given us.

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WPC Chancel Choir Favorites

May 21, 2020
WPC choir members share their favorite pieces and notes about the music in this growing playlist. Click to play the entire playlist or select links below for individual pieces. We will add to this over time! Entire Playlist on YouTube Fritz Ober Two pieces I love that have mea...

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Day of Ascension Art Interpretations

May 21, 2020
Today, we celebrate Ascension Day, traditionally observed on the fortieth day of Easter. For a novel observance, we take a walk through a virtual "Ascension Museum," with works of art depicting the event. Our Director of Education Ministries, "A" Williams, and William & Mary ...

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Mid-Week Reflection: What Makes “God” God?

May 20, 2020
A philosopher recently asked me: “Mainline Christians seem to not believe in an unchanging God. I could get behind that if I could understand why one would need a God in that case.” That left us to discuss the question of what attributes make God, God? What things a...

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Spiritual Practices: Mindful Eating

May 19, 2020
We all have a relationship with food. Sometimes that relationship can be unhealthy. When stress, anxiety, discomfort, or fear come our way, many of us turn to the comfort of food. Sometimes eating can relieve boredom or loneliness.  Yet, food can be used joyfully to conne...

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Talking with Children about Death

May 18, 2020
“Why does God let people die?” is one of the questions I admit I still struggle with when watching or reading the news.  Knowing that death tolls and sickness are part of answering questions about masks, being home, and just everything around us right now, I figu...

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WPC Oral History: Interview with Pam Hrncir

May 15, 2020
This week features our new pastor, Pam Hrncir! I want to thank Pam for participating in my project. Pam has a fascinating life story, so I recommend listening to the audio to hear her story! What is the purpose of church to you? Maybe this is cliché, but the Gospel. ...

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5-Minute Faith: Justice

May 15, 2020
"A" Williams takes a look at justice through the eyes of Joseph's brothers and our own choices today.

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Mid-Week Reflection: Confidence

May 13, 2020
In a world where fear is such a powerful force, might confidence be “a different way?” Hear me out, because I'm not defining confidence as being certain of being right, as it is used to divide and create fear or an “other.” Rather, I mean a confidence eve...

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Spiritual Practice #2: Play

May 12, 2020
A parable: A master once referred to the Hindu notion that all creation is “leela”—God’s play—and the universe is God’s playground. The aim of spirituality, he claimed, is to make all life play. This seemed too frivolous for a particular visi...

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Going with God: Dreams

May 11, 2020
My mom said she dreams of the day we can go back outside.  Last night I dreamt about flying through the house. Where do dreams come from? This is not an easy question to answer, as it is about both dreams of a future and dreams from our sleep. It may be best to break down t...

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WPC Oral History: Interview with Emma Diduch

May 09, 2020
Emma Diduch is a few days away from graduating from William & Mary! She was the Seminary Track Intern at WPC last year. I want to thank Emma for participating in my project. Unfortunately, there’s no audio for this week. What is one aspect of your family life that has...

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5-Minute Faith: A Time for Baking

May 08, 2020
Intern Katie Lee shares about baking and faith.

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Mid-Week Reflection: Devoted

May 06, 2020
On Sunday, Pastor John preached from Acts 2, opening with v. 42: “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” My mind hooked on one word. Devoted. I let the word roll around for a moment in my...

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Spiritual Practice #1: Parable Walk

May 05, 2020
Each Tuesday through the month of May we will be sharing some of our favorite spiritual practices. We hope you will take time to try them and adjust them to best suit your situation and needs.  If you are looking for more practices to try, please check out this month’s...

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Going with God: How do we talk about God with children?

May 04, 2020
For children (and for many of the rest of us), God is like a magical being or super hero, diving in to save us or able to change from a baby to an old man at will.  The fact is that when children ask questions about God, they typically have very different views of who/what t...

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WPC Chancel Choir: The Lord Bless You and Keep You

May 03, 2020
The Williamsburg Presbyterian Virtual Chancel Choir, under the direction of Chris Bechtler, performs the classical benediction by John Rutter.

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5-Minute Faith: Lament

May 01, 2020
Pastor Pam Hrncir defines and guides us through the spiritual practice of lament.

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WPC Oral History: Interview with John Morgan

May 01, 2020
As a Christian Education Intern, I was asked to develop a personal project for WPC. After some consideration, I decided to pursue an oral history project. I think this church’s history can best be preserved through the individual histories, memories, and perspectives of its...

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Mid-Week Reflection: Spiritual Cleaning

April 29, 2020
This week we look at the spiritual practice of cleaning. Much like the spring cleaning that I’ve heard is happening in other homes, this kind of cleaning is a time to refocus and make a fresh start when you need one.  The idea of cleaning is about being in the best pre...

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Sermon Excerpts: The Road to Emmaus

April 28, 2020
Art by Michael Torevell The following are excerpts from Rev. John Morgan's April 26 sermon. Author Rev. Bruce Epperly loved to quote St. Augustine’s Latin phrase, Solvitur Ambulambo – It is solved by walking.  In his book, God’s Touch: Faith, Wellnes...

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Going With God: How do I know Jesus when I see him?

April 27, 2020
Our question of the week is one I’ve heard in various forms from children for as long as I’ve worked with them. “How do I know Jesus when I see him?”  This is an interesting question because usually it’s come to mind after a child has seen someo...

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WPC Oral History: Interview with Diane Schwarz

April 24, 2020
As a Christian Education Intern, I was asked to develop a personal project for WPC. After some consideration, I decided to pursue an oral history project. I think this church’s history can best be preserved through the individual histories, memories, and perspectives of its...

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5-Minute Faith: Faithful Conversations

April 24, 2020
Pastor Rachel Hébert shares today's 5-Minute Faith segment on the topic of faithful conversations.

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The Role of Music in Our Lives

April 22, 2020
Following this Sunday’s service full of music, I got to thinking about the role music plays in our lives in general. If you are on social media you most likely have seen people playing an April “choose the song that fits this prompt” challenge.  The categor...

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Going with God - For Parents

April 20, 2020
This week’s question is parent related, and it’s one I’ve heard too often over the years: “How am I supposed to teach my kids theology when I don’t know enough myself?" First, let us remove that ending. You know plenty and trust me your kids are look...

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5-Minute Faith: On Science (and ROCKS!)

April 17, 2020
Seminary Track and Multi-generational Ministry Intern Emily Hinshaw shares the connections between her love of science and faith.

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They Have Threatened Us with Resurrection

April 15, 2020
When I went into my initial quarantine it was early March, still the end of winter in many ways. Winter is a season when death seems to rule supreme. Yet even as the outside has turned to spring, it still feels for many of us like we are in the spiritual season of winter. Things ...

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Stations of The Cross - Saturday, April 11

April 11, 2020
Reflections for Holy Saturday made up of the title of the station, and a prayer related to the ideas portrayed by the station. Please take time to go through considering Christ's journey and how his experiences are echoed in our lives today. #templateWrapperDiv { /*st...

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Good Friday Prayer Station - April 10

April 10, 2020
For us, it’s almost impossible to view Good Friday without the knowledge that Easter is around the corner. Our position in time means we get to have the hindsight of knowing Jesus would not remain dead, but would rise again. Hope is easy when you know what will happen. It...

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Maundy Thursday - April 9

April 09, 2020
So much of our understanding of Christ and our faith can be seen in this night. Jesus serves those who have been following him by washing their feet and demonstrates what it means to be a christian leader. Jesus and his followers fellowship around a meal. That meal provides a w...

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Prayer Station - Wednesday, April 8

April 08, 2020
I awoke this morning to a number of emails, one of the most powerful was this from CE Intern and UKirk student Katie Lee: “I love John Prine. Maybe it’s the way he hates war or his compassion for people on the periphery. His songs don’t hold back any punches,...

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Prayer Station - Tuesday, April 7

April 07, 2020
Listen to the song “In the Blood” by John Mayer. Follow along with the lyrics below. How much of my mother has my mother left in me? How much of my love will be insane to some degree? And what about this feeling that I'm never good enough? Will it wash out in...

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Prayer Station - Monday, April 6

April 06, 2020
Search through your house for a beloved object. Maybe a worn-out stuffed animal, the quilt your grandmother made, or that elementary school art project your child gave you. Find it and hold it. Take a moment and write down how this object makes you feel. Why do you love it? Di...

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