Rev. Averill Elizabeth Blackburn

Rev. Averill Elizabeth Blackburn

God is Love. We know it. We hear it. But what does it mean?  How does it affect our day-to-day lives in 21st Century America? 

To address this question, Reverend Blackburn begins with deconstruction of the Biblical text, looking at the worldview of Jesus and his followers through the specific language used in order to understand God’s message as it applied to them during that time period. 

Two millennia later the Bible continues to speak to us. Once we have translated it, piece by piece, we can begin to understand how we can interpret it for the world we know today. 

Reverend Blackburn is particularly passionate about music for worship services. She appreciates a combination of traditional hymns in tribute to the church’s rich history as well more contemporary music addressing to today’s culture.

Reverend Blackburn’s journey includes an upbringing in Northwestern CT, Wales, Scotland, and the Orkney Islands. 

Reverend Blackburn comes from a family of ministers. Her parents are both ordained and serve two separate churches in Connecticut. Her late grandfather went to seminary on the GI Bill and did not retire from ministerial life until his late 80s.

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