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Pastor’s Newsletter Article – December 2016

It’s beginning to look (and sound) a lot like Christmas! Advent and Christmas festivities are in full swing. People are heading to the shops and stores looking for that perfect gift for those they love. Neighbors are donning their homes with lights and colorful Christmas characters. The sights and sounds remind us that the Christmas…

Pastor’s Article – November 2016

November Newsletter Article Last month I wrote that if I garnered enough courage, I would share some of my journey and how I became committed to spending time with God and why I encourage others to carve time out to spend with God. Sharing this part of my journey isn’t something I usually do. Even…

Pastor’s Newsletter Article – September 2016

Here are updates on a couple of opportunities and hopefully some inspiration as well. The Re*Membership project consists of an eight part sermon series starting September 4th and running trough October 23rd, and a six-week small group experience starting the week of September 11th. The groups will give us the opportunity to Connect with and…

Pastor’s August 2016 Article

Re*Membership Project The Re*Membership Project begins September 4th! I am excited because this project will help participants deepen their faith. Below are some questions you may have. Hopefully the answers provided will be helpful. What is The Re*Membership Project? The project is an eight-week sermon series combined with a six-week small group component. What’s Involved?…

Pastor’s June Article

June is here! I was a bit disappointed with May’s weather and while I was in Pittsburgh, it actually snowed! I could hardly believe it! June means warmer weather has arrived and some of you may be taking off on vacations or adventures meaning that you will probably miss some Sundays here and there. If…

Pastor’s May Article

What a great month to join together in worship! May 8th is Mother’s Day when we celebrate motherly love. While Mother’s Day is a wonderful day for some, the day can be difficult for others. Not everyone has had a good relationship with their mothers and a strained relationship makes celebrating Mother’s Day difficult. For…

Pastor’s April Article

Easter was quite a celebration! The Resurrection changes everything! Resurrection brings new hope and a new beginning. Creation started in the Garden of Eden, and new creation started in a garden when Jesus rose from the dead. The story of the Resurrection doesn’t stop with the news that Jesus is a life. The story of…

Pastor’s March Article

he season of Lent isn’t over, but Easter is just a few weeks away! Easter reminds us that death does not have the last word. Easter reminds us that where there is life, there’s hope and even when everything looks bleak, dark, and dismal, God has the final Word. When Jesus was arrested, taken away,…

Pastor’s February Article

I’m shocked that Lent starts in a few days! On Wednesday February 10th we will gather for an Ash Wednesday service. This reflective service reminds me of my morality and begins the forty-day season of Lent (Sundays are not counted since they are a celebration of Jesus’ resurrection). Lent provides an opportunity for reflection, repentance,…