John Molina-Moore

To the members of Western Presbyterian Church, For the past two years I have had the blessing of sharing a relationship with you, a relationship that was built on trust, excitement, hope and above all faith.  God’s call for me to serve as your Pastor for Community Life has been one of the best gifts I have received in my lifeRead More →

This Sunday is Palm Sunday.  It is the Sunday on the church calendar that we set aside to remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem before his eventual betrayal, trial, and execution.  We usually celebrate this at churches by waving palm fronds and singing songs, much like the actual gathering of people 2,000 year ago did to welcome the savior theyRead More →

Doing our own interior work around finding and facing our Shadow Self can be intimidating.  Often we are afraid of what we might see but most of us are afraid or unsure of even where to start.  The contemporary theologian and Franciscan Friar Richard Rohr offers some helpful tips to helping see our shadow.  He says, “One of the easiest waysRead More →

Last year, we added a new element to our campus ministry life. We learned that food in Foggy Bottom, especially for college students, can quickly become rather expensive. So we started offering a free meal for students once a month. We called it “Last (Thursday) Supper.” Last month we had our first one for 2019. I had invited the MuslimRead More →

This year we will be doing more work to intentionally build a better and stronger relationship with Northminster Presbyterian Church.  Over the past year and a half their congregation has grown in numbers and in energy. They are now eager and excited to engage in new ministry initiatives.  One of those will be the work they can do together with us at Western. Read More →

“…This doesn’t feel very “Presbyterian”” This statement isn’t unique to Presbyterians.  Most denominations have either an exact word for word, or a similar version of this message that gets passed around in their circles.  We could have multiple newsletter articles about what it does and doesn’t mean to be Presbyterian.   One of the things that falls under the category ofRead More →

“…But I Don’t think of myself as a spiritual person” You’ve heard this statement before, right? Maybe you’ve even said this statement. Maybe not out loud or to someone else, but somewhere to yourself you might have spoken it form within. Often times we use this as a reason not to try something new in our life of faith. ItRead More →

For 12 weeks this summer we will be having a weekly Sunday evening service centered around contemplation, meditation, and mindfulness.  We’re calling the service “Selah.”  Some of you might be familiar with this word.  You often see it in the book of Psalms either at the end of a chapter or at the end of sections in one chapter.  We don’tRead More →

This Sunday we’ll be looking at the important, and often overlooked, role the midwives played in the Exodus story by helping God’s plan for liberation become a reality.  Their actions were ones of resistance.  It’s often hard to be a voice of resistance.  In order to be be a voice of resistance you often have to give something up.  Sometimes that’sRead More →