Merry Christmas from

Election results this year showed our support for same-sex marriage in four states and sent church sermons into a tailspin. As we prepare for and proclaim Christ's coming at Christmas, turn away from the messages of hatred against lesbians, gay men, and even against people who use contraceptives. Please read our reflection on the message of the gospel on the third Sunday of Advent in memoriam of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.:

Our Christmas Message for 2012

Ezekiel 22:30 says, "[God] looked for someone among [us] who could build walls or stand by the gaps in the walls to defend the land and keep it from being destroyed. But [he] couldn't find anyone." We sincerely hope something on this site "stands in the gaps" for you, helping to keep you safe as you pursue happiness.

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Words to Live By

What you find hateful, do not do to another. That is the whole of the Law. The rest is commentary. —Rabbi Ben Hillel

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. —Jesus

Our Christian Prayer

Lord, we try to do something every day to give thanks to you and to show your love to other people. May we, one day, come to share everlasting life in the divinity of Christ, who humbled himself, once upon a time, to share in our humanity.