• Faith:  Being Easter People of the Resurrection

    Resurrection Sunday is behind us, but Easter is not. The feast of Easter is a liturgical season of fifty days – i.e., the Great Fifty Days of Easter. Eastertide lasts through the Feast of Pentecost, which celebrates the outpouring of the Spirit on the Church.

  • Faith: Easter & COVID-19

    We are certainly living in unsettling times with the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. I have a range of emotions surrounding this pandemic. At times I feel unsettled and nervous and waves of near panic can grip me. At other times I feel very much protected, calm and safe.

  • Faith: Journey To Easter And Acceptance – As One Loved By God

    We are in the final weeks of the Lenten season of preparation for Easter, which began on Ash Wednesday. Sometimes we need to “adjust” our relationships with God, our family and friends, and how we treat the world around us. This recognition and adjustment is what the Church means by “repentance.”


    Easter Reflections: For me, any reflection on Easter begins and ends with the Great Vigil – a service which occurs only once each year. The Great Vigil of Easter largely takes place in the dark – between sundown on Holy Saturday and sunrise Easter morning.

  • Faith: The First Easter

    This Holy Week and Easter are like nothing we’ve ever experienced. Services suspended and gatherings of 10 or more prohibited.

  • LGBT and LGBT-friendly Churches Hold Easter Services

    With website proclamations telling worshippers – including gay, straight, black, white, republican, democrat, native or foreign-born – to “come as you are,” some of Broward County’s churches are LGBT-run or LGBT-friendly and open to all this Easter – April 1. SFGN has compiled a list of Easter worship times.

  • Rick's Reviews: Don’t Wear Your Easter Bonnet to the Passover Seder

     With today’s blended families, it’s not unusual to celebrate the holidays of more than one culture. That sometimes creates conflicts, especially when Christmas and Hanukkah coincide. Luckily, this year, Passover and Easter happen to come one after another. Fortunately, they’re far enough apart that I’ll have the matzo ball soup cleared out of the fridge before I have to store the Easter ham.

  • Rick's Reviews: Spring Has Sprung

    Spring is here and that means we have a few more weeks of cooler weather before the summer heat moves in. It also means that Easter and Passover are upon us. If you plan on doing the whole Easter brunch thing, dust off your bonnet and check out some of these possibilities, who knows, you may just find a great big basket!