Church Mall

Not unlike moving from a single-family home to an apartment complex, freedom from building maintenance and new neighbors allows St. Mark’s, New Britain to put less energy into a community building and more energy into building community.

Growing Organic Community in North Guilford

Last Thursday, I joined the Rev. Rachel Field, the South Central Region Missionary, for a visit to the Dudley Community Garden while she and her partner picked up a roto-tiller from the farm. The community garden occupies just a sliver of the ten-acre Dudley Farm in North Guilford.

Flexible space defined by local art at Seabury

With the collaborative effort of the Rev. Rowena Kemp, architect Duo Dickinson, the Rev. Puck Purnell, woodworker Tom Leary, and the administrative team and one resident at Seabury, four hanging quilted tapestries were installed within a year.

Rest and retreat at Camp Washington

It seems that retreating or resting has become such a rarity that it requires a reward. But, it is essential, nay it is biblical, to incorporate retreat and rest into your weekly life. The desire for an extended vacation is a reaction to the deprivation of rest from our common lives.