Category: Fr. Birch

  • January 11, 2024

    An evening at the Cinema:  A Case for Love  A new documentary featuring the teachings of the Presiding Bishop will be released on January 23 in theaters across the country.   […]

  • January 4, 2024

    All-Parish Book Study  You might have noticed that the Church and nearly all individual churches are in decline.  In 2007 Canadian philosopher and sociologist Charles Taylor’s book, “A Secular Age,” […]

  • November 30, 2023

    Advent marks the beginning of the Christian year. It is a time of looking forward and preparation, getting ready in some part for the Christmas holiday, and, in a greater […]

  • November 23, 2023

    Egan Warming Season BeginsAs winter approaches the nights are getting colder and it looks like Egan Warming Center will be activated this weekend, possibly Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Since Egan […]

  • November 9, 2023

    The brief time between the Feast of All Saints and the beginning of Advent is a mini-season of its own. It has sometimes been called “Little Lent” because of the […]

  • November 2, 2023

    While the greater Episcopal Church in Eugene celebrated the Feast of All Saints last night at our shared service, our own celebration is yet to come, and promises to be […]

  • October 26, 2023

    Feeding our Neighbors  I learned today that the Nightingale Community Hosted Shelter (the Conestoga village on Hilyard down the hill from church) is in need of supper on the next […]

  • October 12, 2023

    This year’s stewardship theme, “Walking together” was inspired by the feeling that many of us shared as we proudly represented the Church walking in Eugene’s Pride Day march. It felt […]