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Interim Pastor Annual Report 2020

by Don Ludwig

Rev. Don Ludwig Maya Angelou once said, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”  This certainly has been a year of change for all of us.  And yet, Southminster has not been reduced by the change, rather I have observed a […]

Thoughts From Pastor Don | Becoming a Bridge Builder

by Don Ludwig

Dear Southminster Family and Friends, As I suspect you were too, I was completely transfixed by poet Amanda Gorman, youngest poet ever to perform at the Inauguration, as I watched with pride and renewed hope for our country.  She spoke with the power and wisdom of such poets as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou, yet […]

Thoughts From Pastor Don | Truth and Reconciliation

by Don Ludwig

Dear Southminster Family and Friends, I am back from vacation and feel reenergized for a new beginning of life and hope for our good future.  I want to thank the many members of the congregation who have shared with me notes of encouragement over the last couple of months in 2020. You have written about […]

Candles of Hope

by Don Ludwig

Dear Southminster Members, Hope. During these days of Advent, we continue to follow the spiritual writings of Thurman and Light Candles for our world. This Sunday, we light Candles of Hope where Despair Keeps Watch. Thurman viewed his calling as being a spiritual support to people living in a world filled with chaos and despair. […]

Let Us Light Candles

by Don Ludwig

Dear “Virtual” Southminster Members, I want to wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving in a year that is like no other. As you observe social distancing guidelines and carve up the turkey or ham with your small circle of family and friends, may you feel comfort in knowing that the Southminster community is with you in Spirit. May […]