The future is in God’s hands

Dears Brothers and Sisters,  September was a joyful and colorful month. We celebrated the 10th anniversary of our International Night. People from the whole world came to show their cultural background through music, food, and dance, clothes and language. Around 26 countries were represented that night. We had people from Europe and Asia, from North America and Africa, from South and Central America and from the Caribbean area. Thank God for the gift of diversity! more…

What’s in YOUR gift box?

The church liturgical year is over and we are ready to a new journey starting with the season of Advent, the season of waiting. While we are living in between the now and not yet, here at Gloria Dei we are taking seriously what that means to be a good steward. During the two first weeks of December every member/friend of Gloria Dei will have the great opportunity to express in concrete their promises of more…

Walking with Jesus

Dears Brothers and Sisters, We ended the month of October, the month of the Reformation. Now all of that happened nearly 500 years ago, and some may think that this is ancient history. But the Reformation is not history. Reformation is something that needs to happen over and over and over again. At the heart of the Protestant Reformation was the affirmation “ecclesia semper reformands, semper reformanda”: “the church is always reformed, always reforming.” The more…

Remembering, changing, and looking forward

A large number of us gathered on the third Sunday of August to give thanks to our beloved Pastor, to hear the first Keila Rodriguez sermon at Gloria Dei, and to listen to the “living cloud of witnesses” to the work of Santiago and his remarkable family.  They are a family in mission, and they are still serving.  Faithfulness is the witness, and relationship the model! Lots of great partnering has been done with our more…