Community Christian Church's Monthly Column

This space has been created to allow our ministers and others to share more thinking, dive deeper into topics, and engage with our community beyond the time we spend together on Sundays. 

You will find new posts each month which will remain available throughout the year.

Dear God's Beloved,

On Monday of this week I loaded the last of our belongings out of my parents’ garage into the back of my car.  I called the dog over and got her situated, and then entered our brand new Texas address into the GPS.  I hugged my parents, and said, “See you later,” and then pointed the hood Southbound on I-35.  And then I started crying.  Again.   READ MORE

Two Things Can Be True at Once

Welcome, welcome, welcome.  I welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, persons, situations, and conditions. I welcome everything that comes to me today because I know it’s for my healing. I let go of my desire for power and control. I let go of my desire for affection, esteem, approval, and pleasure. I let go of my desire for survival and security. I let go of my desire to change any situation, condition, person, or myself. I open to the love and presence of God, and God’s healing action within.  Amen.

I’ve been praying this prayer a lot lately.    READ MORE

My Community Needs Community

Two weeks ago, I yelled at my therapist for almost five minutes straight. I love my therapist. She’s the best of the best. All she did to earn my rage was express admiration for my ability to survive – to continue to exist when many haven’t made it under the same circumstances. But…she used the word “resilience.”

I. Hate. That. Word.

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March 24, 2023

From Jonathon Antle

March 3, 2023

From George Flanagan, Moderator

Administrative Council Summary - February

Community’s Administrative Council met for the first time this year last Tuesday, February 21st, and I want to share with you highlights from that meeting.  Read More

Walking in the Wilderness

Some years I can barely catch my breath from Christmas before Lent knocks down my door and says, “Lent! Lent now!”  This year we’ve received a big breath, enough time for Lent to perhaps sneak up on us even. This weekend finally begins our journey into Lent, as Exploration Hour returns to offer us a prelude to the season before Ash Wednesday greets us next week.  Read More

February 17, 2023

From Rev. Ryan Motter

January 27, 2023

from Rev. Ryan Motter

Doing Justice

It’s such a gift to welcome back this column.  There are things we don’t have enough time to say on Sunday, stories to share, that having a space like this to give you “more of the story” is so very helpful.  Today’s column hopes to give you more of the story about two specific words in Community’s shared life: Doing Justice.  Read More


To kick off the new year, we are bringing back a short “column” to the Friday email.  Oftentimes there are things “I really want to say,” but it’s not appropriate for worship; and the Tuesday email is already full of all the awesome opportunities to connect with our ministries.  So, what I really want to say has made its return.  Some weeks Rev. Ryan might have something to say or perhaps our moderator, George Flanagan will share.  You’ll always be able to find these blogs...Read More

January 13, 2023

From Rev. Shanna