Posts by Aaron Silver

Ordination – Answering a Call

This past Sunday, as New York was digging out from mountains of snow, I celebrated one of the most important days of my life – I was ordained into authorized ministry in the United Church of Christ. Surrounded by friends, family, mentors in ministry, seminary colleagues, and my home church community – Kirkwood UCC –…

Advent Day 12: Jesus as a Refugee

As I contemplate Mary and Joseph this season – wandering far from home on the eve of their child’s birth with no where to stay and no one to welcome them in – I am reminded that our Savior’s first human identity was as a refugee. Our Greenpoint Church Children will soon be acting out the Biblical Story for us, but until…

Advent Day 4: Creating Hope Together

This Advent season we are experimenting with bringing all-ages coloring to our coffee and community hour after worship. The church purchased these big, beautiful Advent coloring posters and this past Sunday a whole bunch of our folks got down to business and colored the first one in. Here’s a shot of the action:  As I watched our community gather around the first…