Join us this summer for the "Conversations for the common Good"

In a world that is so often divided by political lines, personal interest, and religious beliefs we often lose sight of the common good that we could pursue together. "Common Good" is anything that increases the well-being for all people without harming others. Join us for a series of discussions about various topics that promote the common good. The "Conversations" will take place on June 17, 24, July 15, 29, Aug 19, 26 at the Bier Abbey from 6-8pm.

June 24 - Race in America Over the Last 50 Years

DeLois Ford was just a teenager when she joined Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others marching from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. She has since moved to upstate New York. And though much time and distance separates her from her time marching with Dr. King she still finds herself in a country where racism is a present reality.

Join DeLois Ford, a staff member of the YWCA, as she shares stories of her life that reflect how race has changed in America over the last 50 years. (Full list of Conversations here).


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May 29, 2015
by John Compton

Focusing on the Common Good

I heard the story of a student who decided to give up listening to the radio in his car for a week. As he did this he made a very important discovery; his car was broken! He could hear that something was wrong with his car as he took a moment to stop listening to the noise from his radio and began to listen to his car.

We live in a world full of noise. There is so much information at our fingertips that it is almost impossible to know what we should pay attention to. There is a never-ending cycle of “breaking news”... (read more)

2015 CROP Walk


monthly ministry partner

Our ministry partner of the month is Camp Fowler. Its mission is to be a place where all are called to live more intentionally in community, more graciously in simplicity, and more consciously as caregivers to creation. 

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