HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – For most people, retirement marks the end of identification as a certain kind of professional or worker. But for ministers, retirement from being a minister in charge of a congregation doesn’t mean retirement from ministry — ordination is for life. Read MoreRead More
On Sunday, July 20, 2014,Monte Sano United Methodist Church in Huntsville, home to many of the rocket scientists over the years and current home congregation for astronaut Jan Davis, will continue its annual tradition of celebrating Lunar Communion on the Sunday closest to the moon landing’s anniversary. Happily, on this 45th anniversary year, that day is a Sunday. …… Read moreRead More
Friday Night (7/18/14) there will be Candle Light Vigil for Peace in the rear patio of the Huntsville Museum of Park facing the lake. This event will take place from 5:30-7:30. Candles will be provided insha Allah. Your attendance will be greatly appreciated. By lighting the candles we pray to stop the winds of wars that are killing innocent victims, including mothers and helpless children in Gaza and all around the world.Read More
Hungry kids in Huntsville, one of Alabama’s most prosperous cities? Yes – but a growing network is working to build “food security,” as the activists call it, for all children. Both local and regional leaders in those efforts will be speaking at One Huntsville on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Read article.
First Huntsville City Council meeting since Wiccan priest flap opens with prayer ‘to reach across our differences and beyond our comfort zones’
The first public prayer at a Huntsville City Council meeting since a controversy involving a Wiccan priest happened without a hiccup Thursday evening.
Debbie Esslinger, an active lay member of Trinity United Methodist Church and volunteer leader with Interfaith Mission Service, urged the mostly full council chambers to “reach across our differences and beyond our comfort zones to discover the common threads in all of us.”
Esslinger also quoted Mahatma Gandhi: “Like a bee gathering honey from different flowers, the wise person accepts the essence of the different scriptures and sees only the good in all religions.”Read More