Reflections

A Song of Celebration!

During the time we have been apart, where we have been unable to gather in person for worship, we have missed many things; but perhaps none of them more important than singing! We have felt again the significance of the sacred gift of song. Our songs express our faith, and they shape our faith as…

Welcoming A New Year

We begin this year with a vision towards renewal! As with any year, we do not know what the days ahead will hold, but following the ups and downs of 2020, we strive towards renewal. We continue to keep the efforts of healthcare workers and the distribution of a vaccine in our prayers. We also…

The Perseverance of Christmas

Each year, Christmas arrives with anticipation and a surprise! We look forward to it, but it always catches us off guard because of the depth of its meaning. It invites us again into God’s steadfast love and faithfulness! We are overwhelmed by the tenderness, gentleness, and strength of God’s love. We prepare for Christmas by…

Those Who Dream

The First Sunday of Advent is November 29. It is the beginning of a new Church Year! We are thankful for beginnings, as they remind us of the new beginning we always find in the steadfast love of God. New beginnings are a time to dream, which is why our theme for Advent is Those…

All Saints’ Day

Each year on the Church’s Calendar, we are invited to celebrate All Saints’ Day on November 1. It is a day, which invites us to give thanks for the saints who have gone before us into the nearer presence of God. It is difficult to speak of loss and grief; but it is also healing…

Raise Your Hand

The questions we ask are important. They introduce us to essential insights. The well-known writer, Harold Kushner, who served as a congregational rabbi for fifty years, raises this question in his book, Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned About Life. He asks, “What questions do we ask in the face of a crisis?” He begins with…

Days Behind, Days Ahead

As we turn the pages of our calendars, leaving the days of September behind and stepping into October, we might look back to see how many weeks we have been navigating a global pandemic. We might feel an element of shock as we count the days of social distancing and wearing masks. We continue to…

Season of Stewardship

Each year during the fall, we enter into a season of stewardship, which means the Budget for 2021 is prepared and presented to the congregation. Once the 2021 Budget is presented to the congregation, we have Pledge Sunday, where each of us has the opportunity to prepare and present our pledge to the congregation. Pledge…

Deacon Nominations

One of the important things we do each year in September is recommend names to the Deacon Nominating Committee. Our Deacons provide leadership to the congregation as we make decisions, serve others, and join together in ministry. We are thankful for our Deacons! First, the Deacon Nominating Committee receives recommendations from the congregation during a…

Milestones

Driving on the interstate, making our journey down the road, we do not pay attention to every single mile marker, but there are landmarks we notice along the way. When we arrive to a new state, or reach a major city, we announce it to the entire car! As we are apart, we want to…

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