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Invitations

Invitations

It’s a bit of a cliché, but a useful one in this season: we need invitations to slow down and take a breath! Each of us needs this invitation in different ways, and we probably each know a person who might need to hear that invitation from you. So here are a few...

Why St. Clare’s?

Why St. Clare’s?

Did you catch our amazing “Why St. Clare’s?” stewardship talks this year? You can listen to these profound words by Christine O’Konek, Sam Nuxoll, Peter Millar, and Carolyn Blackmore here. We’ll celebrate our common commitment to building up our community on December...

Beyond New Beginnings

Beyond New Beginnings

Dear friends, One of my happiest memories from this wild and wonderful first year with you all at St. Clare’s happened at our annual meeting on Zoom, way back in January. During it, we had a time for sharing moments of joy and gratitude from the past year; we spent a...

November Prayer Calendar

November Prayer Calendar

My wonderful clergy coach, Laura Stephens-Reed, created this prayer calendar for November, to help us pray in gratitude for the saints that have shaped us and formed us. I’ll be praying with it during November; I hope it will be meaningful to some of you too! -Rev....

Masks & FAQs

Masks & FAQs

Dear friends, When I arrived here, about 11 months ago, the “Omicron event” had just begun to ramp up, changing the COVID outlook yet another time. One of the big changes in the months following was that the responsibility shifted from the diocese to the congregations...

Growing Into Fall

Growing Into Fall

Dear friends, It’s exciting to have launched into fall together! Fall was always my favorite season, and the one I missed most when I lived in California. I’ve been looking forward to it since I arrived last December. My hope for us this season is that we’ll continue...

A New Weekly Podcast

A New Weekly Podcast

Introducing our new weekly podcast: Reflections from St. Clare’s Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor Did you like the sermon this week and want to share it with a friend? Did you miss the service and hope to catch the sermon or a moment of musical reflection during the...

Wine at 10:30 service

Wine at 10:30 service

We will begin sharing the wine this Sunday at 10:30. I, along with our worship committee, after listening to the feedback from our congregation at the forum, as well as the guidelines from the diocese, considered this question carefully. We will try out this method...

Gratitude & Advocacy

Gratitude & Advocacy

I’ve been grateful, during my first 6 months here, to be able to jump right in to learning about and participating in advocacy work through the End Gun Violence Michigan (EGVMI) initiative, of which our diocese is a sponsoring member. It takes a lot of time and...

Teach-In: Gun Violence in America & Michigan

Teach-In: Gun Violence in America & Michigan

It has already been a very difficult summer. The wave of mass shootings never seems to crest. It's all right to feel challenged, sad, and frustrated. But we can't give up. So this summer, we're preparing for a fall of action with teach-ins and training. Join us for a...

We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

After a months-long process that incorporated feedback from parents, children, youth, the Children and Youth Commission, and the Vestry, we are ready to advertise for our new Children and Youth Program Coordinator position. We are all a part of the next steps! First,...

June 10

June 10

The next few weeks have all kinds of excitement as we kick off the summer. This Sunday, we have a baptism at 10:30, followed by a brief congregational meeting to elect our Genesis board representative, followed by our forum on communion wine. And later in the day, the...