Category Archives: Church News

Safe at Home

Dear Congregation, As you know, we Floridians are now under the governor’s “Safe at Home” order, made in response to the coronavirus pandemic we’re experiencing. Being mindful of this current reality, worship this Palm Sunday, and into the foreseeable future, will be live-streamed on our Facebook page from my apartment in Bay Harbor Islands. As […]

A word from Pastor Candy!

Dear Church,   ……….It was good to be together in worship with you last Sunday as we shared our first live-streaming of an entire service on Facebook! Thanks so much to Daniel Best, Graham Bryan, and Jay Harragin pooling their gifts of technical expertise, music-making, and expressive reading, joining with me to help make it happen! I […]

I think most of us are rather reeling from the rapid onslaught of news around the Coronavirus pandemic.

Dear Congregation, What a difference a week makes! Last Thursday at this time the decision hadn’t yet been made as to whether or not we’d cancel worship on Sunday. Now here we are, planning our first on-line worship service to be streamed this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on our Facebook page and on our website! […]

If you are feeling sick, please stay home and take care of yourself.

“WASH YOUR HANDS AND SAY YOUR PRAYERS BECAUSE JESUS AND GERMS ARE EVERYWHERE!” When I was shopping recently I was surprised to see a set of towels embroidered with this saying! My first response was to laugh, thinking, “Who on earth would buy these?” But now, a few weeks later, with the increasing concern about […]

I’m happy to announce that our Transition Team has completed their work!

Dear Congregation, I’m happy to announce that our Transition Team has completed their work!  Their report was presented at our joint Council/Trustee’s meeting last Sunday. At our Annual Meeting immediately after the combined worship service at 10:30 a.m. on February 9, there will be a discussion on the recommendations made in the report. Those Recommendations will […]

Some of us who were baptized as infants may have heard stories from our families about that event.

Dear Congregation, This coming Sunday is designated as The Baptism of Christ Sunday. In reflecting on the importance of Jesus’ baptism at the very beginning of his public ministry, we’ll consider the meaning of our own baptisms. There will be the opportunity for all who choose to do so to reaffirm their baptismal vows and […]

The wise men, learned astrologers from the East, no doubt had a great deal of knowledge.

Dear Congregation, I was happy to receive a new 2020 Mary Englebreit calendar for a Christmas gift. It has become kind of a tradition that my daughter Darcy gets me one every year. I really enjoy the artist’s illustrations and the various quotations listed month by month. One January’s quote was from Mark Twain who […]