Category Archives: Church News

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 […]

One definition of joy is “the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something good.”

Dear Congregation, Advent is going by quickly as it always seems to do. The purple candles of Hope and Peace have been lit on the Advent Wreath, and this Sunday the Smith family will light the third candle, the pink candle of Joy. One definition of joy is   “the emotion of great delight or happiness […]

Throughout the 24 days of Advent, Christians are invited to prepare for the coming of the Christ child at Christmas.

Dear Congregation, Advent begins this year on Sunday, December 1st.  The word Advent means “coming” and so, throughout the 24 days of Advent, Christians are invited to prepare for the coming of the Christ child at Christmas. It is a time of hopeful waiting and joyful anticipation. When my children, and some of my grandchildren, […]

Come join your church family on Sunday as we celebrate God’s goodness!

Dear Congregation,   I invite you to be present in worship this Sunday either at 8:45 a.m. or at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate Thanksgiving in several ways. In the casual service in the beautiful Garden Chapel we’ll reflect on our blessings and share in Holy Communion. In the later service our Thanksgiving will center around […]