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Pastor's Reflection - 8/23/18

Published: Aug 23, 2018 | Last modified: Aug 24, 2018
Some of you know I've been in San Diego attending the U.M. Board of Discipleship's School Of Congregational Development (with a few days of vacation tacked onto the end!). I've enjoyed all the sessions I've attended, especially the opportunity to hear Father Greg Boyle speak - Father G is...

Pastor's Reflection - 8/16/18

Published: Aug 17, 2018 | Last modified: Aug 17, 2018
I can't begin to tell you when the last time was that I went bowling. It's been years. But Saturday afternoon, my grandson, Jalen, and I were trying to figure out something fun to do on a rainy afternoon, and he suddenly said, "Bowling! Let's go bowling!" "When was...

Pastor's Reflection - 8/12/18

Published: Aug 9, 2018 | Last modified: Aug 9, 2018
I suppose it's just about time to write my annual lament about how quickly the summer is flying by. It seems that every year I wait and wait for summer to finally arrive and in just the snap of a finger, it's over. Shorts, tee shirts & bathing suits are on clearance. Swea...

Pastor's Reflection - 8/2/18

Published: Aug 3, 2018 | Last modified: Aug 3, 2018
Mission and ministry comes in lots of different shapes and sizes. And now that it's August, we began talking about Fall & Winter at staff meeting this morning. I can't help but be excited about some of the opportunities we'll have as a church family this year. ...

Pastor's Reflection - 7-26-18

Published: Jul 26, 2018 | Last modified: Jul 26, 2018
In this high-tech world, we think of young people as being both tech-savvy and obsessed with their devices, PS 4's, X Boxes & other game systems. Which is true - up to a point. In preparation for VBS week when I would have 3 ...

Pastor's Reflection - 7/19/18

Published: Jul 19, 2018 | Last modified: Jul 19, 2018
Do you have an idea for a new mission project that's been eating at your heart? Something you know God is calling you to do and yet you aren't quite sure how to go about it? Something that you wonder what possible kind of a difference you, as an individual, could make? A...

Pastor's Reflection

Published: Jul 12, 2018 | Last modified: Jul 12, 2018
Sometimes you just happen to be in the right place at the right time - and you get to witness for yourself something pretty remarkable. I was sitting on the Ocean City, NJ boardwalk a couple of weeks ago. It was around 9 p.m. And before you ask, yes, I was sitting there ...

Pastor's Reflection - 6/28/18

Published: Jun 28, 2018 | Last modified: Jun 28, 2018
First thing this morning, a photo popped up on Facebook - it was a memory from one year ago today. Apparently, I had posted a photo of my mom. It was her 90 th birthday surprise party and I had taken a picture of her just as she walked through the door into the restaurant. ...

Pastor's Reflection - 6/21/18

Published: Jun 21, 2018 | Last modified: Jun 21, 2018
Immigration: such a troubling topic in recent days. It's all over the news: a zero-tolerance policy resulting not only in arrests, but with children and families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the things we want to keep in mind is that many of these families are fleeing for a r...

Pastor's Reflection - June 14, 2018

Published: Jun 15, 2018 | Last modified: Jun 15, 2018
About three weeks ago, Fed Ex delivered a package to my house. The problem was that it had an entirely different name and address on it. And the address wasn't even in the same town. So I immediately contacted Fed Ex and was told they would pick it up the following day....
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