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Take a Break.

August 13, 2020

From Steve Watson: This wasn’t the summer any of us wanted. And the fall, well, we’re just starting to figure out what that’s going to look like, and it’s got its ups and downs ahead to be sure. Can I encourage you to try one thing in the next month, if you haven’t had the opportunity to this summer? Take..

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Praying While Walking Around Cambridge

August 5, 2020

In early July, during a time of prayer for our church, I had this idea come to me with clarity - that I should walk the perimeter of several communities our church serves, praying for the people and concerns of the communities as I do so. “Should” is the wrong word really. When I pray, sometimes I have a strong in..

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Powerlessness to Hope: Engaging in Action towards Justice

July 30, 2020

By Lydia Shiu I have been feeling a bit powerless lately. So much is out of my control it seems, from Covid to racial injustice. There’s so much happening in the world that I’m sad about, that I grieve, that I’m angry about, that I can’t do anything about. I feel like a drop in the ocean. A recent docume..

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Guidelines for In-Person Community Group Meetings

July 15, 2020

(text is from the letter that went out to the Reservoir Church community 6/24/20) Happy Summer!  While all our weekly emails sign off from Steve, our senior pastor, they’re really from your whole pastoral team. This week in particular is from Steve and Ivy, our pastor of community life, as we’re excited..

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A Daily Examen for Living as an Anti-Racist Person

July 13, 2020

Examen Written Collaboratively by Vernée Wilkinson and Ted Wueste  For many of us, we are realizing that the statement “I’m not a racist” is not enough. Better is to say “I’m antiracist.” In other words: proactively standing against racism in our hearts and minds, in our interactions with others, ..

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Some initial response to the Governor’s reopening plan

May 21, 2020

This week is a big one in our state’s journey through the COVID-19 pandemic, as Governor Baker announced on Monday the beginning of Stage 1 of our reentry plan, effective immediately. As you may have read, “houses of worship” were authorized to meet in person under a variety of conditions.  I am working ..

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