Category Archives: Ministers’ Messages

Inviting, Sharing and Working Together

Dear Friends, It seems that Spring came very quickly to a conclusion. Before I left for a few weeks, there was a flurry of activity as we tried to identify goals for the church and staff and set the calendar … Continue reading

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Summer Wonders

Dear Friends, I wonder if we share the same childhood memories of July? For me, it all began on the evening of the Fourth. We brought our blankets and a container of lemonade to Jamaica Pond. We children were restless … Continue reading

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Some Things Just Don’t Change

Dear Friends, At our recent Annual Meeting, I was very pleased that the congregation unanimously passed an amendment to our by-laws, which gives the Board of Trustees some time and space to work with the congregation to reorganize our committee … Continue reading

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Nourishment & Family

Dear Friends, By now, you have heard my Sermon of April 27, or read the letter that I sent, so it is not a surprise when I mention that I will be retiring in September. It has been an incredible … Continue reading

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On Theology and Treasure

Dear Friends, Lent begins on March 5th; Ash Wednesday. At 6:00 p.m., we will have a dinner of pancakes and sausage–a nod to the playfulness of Mardi Gras–before we enter into an Ash Wednesday service where the feel is more … Continue reading

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Resolutions

Dear Friends, ‘Tis the new year, and with it come resolutions. After I get over my Christmas chocolate stupor, it’s back to salads and low fat dressing. Somehow, there seems to be an appreciable spike in participation at the gym, … Continue reading

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The Theology of Hope

Scott Peck began his famous book The Road Less Traveled with these three words:  “Life is difficult.” In our lives, we face personal challenges which overwhelm us. Our bodies don’t work the way they used to.  We face a loss … Continue reading

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Slow Me Down

Dear Friends, Is it always this hectic as summer butts heads with fall or is it just my imagination?  The slow pace of summer gives way to work and school schedules that demand our attention.  Even as we reconcile ourselves … Continue reading

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Building Community – The Six Marks of Discipleship

Dear Friends, It was fun to begin the fall together by exploring with you the story of how some fishermen dropped their nets in the Sea of Galilee to follow Jesus. These young and highly imperfect people became Jesus’ disciples. … Continue reading

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“Tell them about the dream!”

Fifty years ago, on the day of this writing, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his eloquent “I Have A Dream” speech in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial. It is said that the night before, Dr. King huddled with his … Continue reading

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