Topic: Community

Earning Trust

Trust is not something we are entitled too, it is something we build, or in some cases rebuild. How can we cultivate, earn and regain trust? How much trust do we owe others? Part two of a two-part series.

Todd Covert, Worship Associate

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Losing Trust

Trust is an essential element of society, yet all around us, our sense of trust is eroding—in institutions, in leaders, in experts, in each other—and the consequences are dramatic. Is that how we want to be together? Part one of a two-part series.

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Breaking Bread Together

Melissa Marote, Worship Associate

The ritual of communion began as a time set aside to welcome everyone to a communal table to share food and give thanks. Several members of our Emerson community have graciously offered to bake bread that we will share during our … read more.

From iChurch to WeChurch: New Member Sunday

Julie Borden, Worship Associate

Many of us crave a stronger sense of community and belonging. On this New Member Sunday, we formally welcome those who have joined Emerson as members, and consider how we might move from I to We, and from individualism to interdependence?

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The Messy & Rewarding Work of Creating Community

David Early, Worship Associate

Community is hard work. In community we inevitably hurt each other, disappoint each other, and find ourselves in conflict.  Such occasions can test community, but how we respond in those situations can actually help make the relationship or community stronger.   

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