Stepping Into Freedom

One of the cherished traditions in some Protestant congregations is the Watchnight Service. People gather close to midnight to reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead. The Moravians began this practice in 1733 and the Methodists followed suit. But the most powerful Watchnight traditions belong to our African American sisters […]

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Angelic Incongruities

‘And the angel(s) said to Mary…to Joseph…to the Shepherds…do not be afraid’ (From the Christmas stories recorded in the Gospels of Matthew & Luke.) The fears of our ancient brothers and sisters were real. The Angelic promises of hope and peace was incongruous to the terror facing impoverished people living in an occupied land. The […]

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“Follow-ship”

A Reflection on MLK & his reluctant revolutionaries. Dawn Volpe is the pastor of Ephraim Moravian Church.  A native New Yorker, she served churches in the Bronx and the suburbs of Washington, DC before moving to Door County in 2010.  She and her husband of 25 years, Bob, are the parents of Robert, an artist […]

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Under Siege

A Reflection on 2 Kings Chapters 6 & 7…Finding our way through hopeless situations. Dawn Volpe is the pastor of Ephraim Moravian Church.  A native New Yorker, she served churches in the Bronx and the suburbs of Washington, DC before moving to Door County in 2010.  She and her husband of 25 years, Bob, are […]

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