The Rev. Emily Melcher

Regret is a Human Emotion (Audio)

You may have heard it said that “regret is a useless emotion.” On the contrary, I believe that regret is a natural human emotion that plays a vital role in reconciling us internally, with one another, and with the Spirit of Life and Love. The Jewish Days of Awe, also called the Days of Repentance, invite us to consider where we have missed the mark in our own lives and relationships. If we allow ourselves to experience our regret, it may become a catalyst for healing.

with The Reverend Emily Melcher
Worship Leader: Rick Weiss
Special Musician: David Edwards

Ministerial Candidate Service: “Creating One Another” (audio)

We tend to enter into relationships (whether friendships, marriages, or shared ministries) with a mixture of hope and trepidation. It’s natural to put our best foot forward at the outset, even as we seek the best in one another. Still, we know there’s another foot, and in the end, we’re all perfectly imperfect human beings. The hope lies in the perfect relationship, which is to say in the relationship that nurtures, sustains, and challenges us, furthering our growth in ways both desired and unanticipated. Today, as we take the final step in discerning whether we would like Rev. Melcher to be our next minister, she will share what she has seen in us, and explore the hopes and trepidation she brings to our shared ministry.

The Ministerial Search Committee:
Becky Myrick, Dave Cauffman, Denise McIntyre-Workman, Eileen Soskin, Sara Heath, Suzi Pengilly, Tom Buxton