Pastor’s Blog

Rooted and Generative

Our staff took a retreat in August and we’re about to retreat in Advent. We gathered to pray and plan where we would need to go this year. My friend, the Rev. Joanna D’Agostino from Lakewood Congregational gave a sermon on Jeremiah 17:7-8, “Like a tree planted by water.” She stated how it’s good to… Read More »

Fall 2022

Dear Church! This fall we have a lot of great things lined up! The Worship Team wanted to explore what it means to be a Christian Community. That’s the over-arching theme this fall as we explore ​various aspects of ​our Christian Community ​including it’s purpose, implications and our own roles and obligations Our first exploration will be called Beautiful Together. Being… Read More »

PASTOR’S CORNER April 2022

Spring is hypothetically here, although as I write this the snow is coming down on this Tuesday morning following Easter. We’ve closed the books on the Good Enough series, where we learned how to set the bar a little lower and give ourselves permission to rest. We’ve asked God for guidance in fixing the things… Read More »

Three Things

I have been doing “Three Things” for a few years. I learned this process from The Rev. Mike Slaughter, a United Methodist Pastor at Ginghamsburg UMC down in the Dayton-area. The thinking behind the three things is this: aside from my normal duties of preaching, teaching, visiting, marrying and burying, I will set three goals for… Read More »