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Pastor's Reflection - 10/19/18

Published: Oct 19, 2018 | Last modified: Oct 19, 2018
Life is interesting. And more often than not, it seems that we live it, whether by design or by accident, in "segments". Let me explain ... For several months now, Monday morning staff meetings have been peppered with the statement, "We'll get to that as soon as R.I.S.E. S...

Pastor's Reflection - 10/11/18

Published: Oct 12, 2018 | Last modified: Oct 12, 2018
It was an amazing day. 13,842 Rise Against Hunger rice-soy meals packaged for people in danger of starvation in our world. 61 little dresses made for needy girls in Africa. 90 "necessity kits" assembled for homeless young people in Bucks County (distributed b...

Pastor's Reflection - 10/4/18

Published: Oct 4, 2018 | Last modified: Oct 4, 2018
Bishop Peggy Johnson came to each of the districts last week to share a presentation regarding the Commission on the Way Forward. As many of you know, the United Methodist Church has been struggling for many years with the issue of human sexuality. The denomination has bee...

Pastor's Reflection - 9/27/18

Published: Sep 28, 2018 | Last modified: Sep 28, 2018
Most of you know that I spend a week's vacation every year with a couple of friends at a timeshare resort in Las Vegas. We really like the 'lazy river" at the resort and we really like the shows (this year we saw Queen with Adam Lambert, Boyz ll Men, and Cirque de Soleil "Myst...

Pastor's Reflection - 9/20/18

Published: Sep 20, 2018 | Last modified: Sep 20, 2018
There's been a mole living in the parsonage backyard all summer long. He's dug holes in various spots, but his favorite spot is right against the foundation near the back door. On multiple occasions, I've opened the back door to find a mound of dirt at the entranceway. The int...

Pastor's Reflection - 9/13/18

Published: Sep 13, 2018 | Last modified: Sep 13, 2018
A news article caught my attention last week. Did you read about the Western North Carolina Bigfoot Festival? Yep ... the town of Marion, North Carolina hosted an event that attracted thousands of people to come together "to bring awareness to the fact that Bigfoot is real and to bring mo...

Pastor's Reflection - 9/6/18

Published: Sep 6, 2018 | Last modified: Sep 6, 2018
A week or so ago, some creature (I'm assuming it was a mouse) got into the parsonage breezeway and proceeded to tear open a bag of bird seed I keep there. The next morning, I found a very messy pile of sunflower seed shells all over the floor. I was busy that day, so I sim...

Pastor's Reflection - 8/30/18

Published: Aug 30, 2018 | Last modified: Aug 30, 2018
After both of my grandparent's passed away, my aunt and uncle moved into the house they had lived in for many years - the house where so many family memories had been made. They continued to live there and to keep up the family traditions, and then they, too, passed from this life to the ...

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...
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