GOAT FUND ME Donate to “Holy Goats: Your Fire Prevention Angels” for brush abatement helping to protect homes and lives from devastating wildfire in Mendocino County. The Challenge: It is now 2019 and changing weather patterns and new micro-climates caused by global warming, leave Mendocino County at extreme risk for major conflagrations. The 2018 Mendocino … More Holy Goats: Your Fire Prevention Angels
Toni Morrison, Nobel laureate who transfigured American literature, dies at 88 https://wapo.st/2yJ3vCG
Press Here for “What Lies Ahead” Video Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 15 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” 2 But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of … More “A Lenten Meditation–In Tender Hope for What Lies Ahead” Matthew E. Davis
HOWARD WHEATLEY ALLEN 1941-2019 Howard Wheatley Allen, of Mendocino, CA. passed away after a long illness in his home in Mendocino. Known to his friends and family as “Wheat”, he was a fifth generation Californian, born in San Francisco as first son to Ann Bullard Allen and Charles Howard Allen of Marin County. Wheat grew … More Celebration of Howard Wheatley Allen
“FAITH BUILT UPON THE ROCK” Chapter 4 of Pilgrims of the Kingdom by Deborah Douglas and David Douglas. 2004. So I have the place to myself as I wander in the rain through the gatehouse, up the great curling cobbled roads past batteries and barracks. At the very heart of the cast precincts, at the … More Pilgrim’s in the Kingdom: St. Margaret’s Chapel and Saint Margaret by Deborah and David Douglas
Chapter 3 The Holy Island of Lindisfarne of Pilgrims in the Kingdom, by Deborah and David Douglas. Upper Rooms Books, Nashville. 2004 Permission given to reprint for Iona Team. I travelled to Lindisfarne, drawn by the promise of priory ruins and an island linked at odd hours to England. Often veiled in ocean haze, it rises … More Pilgrims in the Kingdom: The Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Saints Aidan & Saint Cuthbert. Deborah and David Douglas
“STAND FAST” Chapter 2 Iona and Saint Columba of Pilgrims in the Kingdom, by Deborah and David Douglas. Upper Rooms Books, Nashville. 2004 Permission given to reprint for Iona Team. You will be sure to encounter sheep as you scale Dun I. As I scramble up the lee side of the hill through heather and grazing … More Pilgrim’s in the Kingdom: Iona and Saint Columba by Deborah and David Douglas
Gratitude to Deborah and David Douglas for sharing excerpts from their book with the MPC Iona Team … More Pilgrims in the Kingdom: St. Ninian’s Cave by Deborah and David Douglas.
James Baldwin–author and civil rights activist– holds our feet to the fire in his essay “Everybody’s Protest Novel”. He speaks to us today even though he wrote his essay in 1949. In critiquing the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Baldwin shines a light into the medieval morality plays that bookend so … More Sentimentality? …Enough is Enough!
The Iona Team presented this “conversation” or “scene” in worship at Mendocino Presbyterian Church on March 18th. One of the values of the Iona Community in Scotland is cultivating a listening spirit. In the vein the Mendocino Presbyterian Church Iona Team is attempting to listen with respect to one another…to the community…and to the world. … More “Our Image of Jesus” –Present on Earth-Iona Community–Wild Goose Worship