The Emperor's New Clothes

Once there was an emperor who needed a new set of clothes to wear in the grand parade. He called two of his finest cloth weavers to order one. They looked at each other and decided this would be a chance to make a little extra money from the deal. ...

B Barbara Gadon

What Is God?

Once there was a wise woman named Athenerva.* Athenerva would travel from town to town in her country, spending a few days, maybe a week in each town. People came to her with difficult problems or arguments they were having with others, and she would help them find their way toward satisfying...

G Gail Sphar

When You Have More Than Enough

We have enough. We are many, and strong, and we can hold a safe space here in our home for all who come.

D Dawn Star Sarahs-Borchelt

Rainbows in the Windows

We are in this together, the storm will end, and we will come out on the other side.

J Jenn Blosser

Tiny the God

"You are not alone. I am here. You are not alone. I am here.”

B Becky Brooks

Sustaining the Tree of Life

We are keepers of the tree because this is where we are nourished. This is where some of our most precious memories are, and where our people have dreamed. This is where we remember who we want to become.

L Lynn Gardner


Icarus could not resist flying higher and higher to see how far he could go. And he began to entertain what he knew was impossible; he began to think about what it would be like to touch the sun!

E Erica Shadowsong

Amelia and Her Super Magical Powers

Amelia yearned to have super powers, like Wonder Woman, or magic like Harry Potter so she help people and make a difference in the world.

G Gail Sphar

Remembering Jesus: an Easter Story

At sundown on Saturday, the Sabbath finally over, Mary Magdalene and the other women who loved Jesus began to prepare spices to pour over his body to honor him and say a final farewell. They were up all night, cooking and talking, and remembering his life. Then, as dawn began to break, they packed...

M Mandie McGlynn

A Thanksgrieving Reflection

We celebrate Thanksgiving because gratitude is essential to human life. But grief is essential for healing our history of violence. The 400-year-old story we've heard about harmony between people of different backgrounds just isn't true.

I Isabel Call

The Umbrella Sanctuary

To prepare for this activity, place umbrellas in the pews. Instruct people to open the umbrellas when the man in the story receives the umbrella. ...

T Tim Atkins