Monthly Archives: November 2016

The darkest of rooms

To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight, and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings. -Wendell Berry In college I spent a lot of time in Bethel’s photography dark room. During a particularly hard stretch of time, … Continue reading

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A net of hope

A poet by the name of Annette Hope Billings will be at Rainbow on Sunday to help us mark the beginning of Advent. Her hope-full poetry, which she will share during the Education hour, fits nicely with the advent candle … Continue reading

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Lasting peace

Many people are surprised to learn that Rainbow Boulevard, a main roadway running north-south in Rosedale of southeastern Wyandotte County, was named after the 42nd Infantry Division of the United States Army National Guard, also known as the Rainbow Division. … Continue reading

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Tossed and turned

  Dear friends near and far, Yesterday we had close to 1,600 community members lined up in and out of Rainbow Mennonite Church waiting to vote. Toward closing time at 7 pm, the remaining voters were taken to the Sanctuary … Continue reading

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Singly none

The first time I wandered over to the Rainbow Community Garden across the street from the church, I heard someone yelling, “Get out of there! That’s private property.” It was Pablo, our ever-present, ever-watchful neighbor of the church. I did … Continue reading

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