Category Archives: Church News

This Sunday is Rally Day.

Dear Congregation, September greetings! I hope and pray you are doing well! I heard from those on last Sunday’s Zoom Fellowship call that the Florida Conference virtual worship service that day was well-received. I enjoyed it myself and was very appreciative of the conference reaching out to churches and pastors in this thoughtful and caring […]

I hope you are doing well on this Labor Day weekend!

Dear Congregation, I hope you are doing well on this Labor Day weekend! I have different understanding of the importance of the holiday in this pandemic year of 2020. Rather than a time when we traditionally mark the end of summer with picnics, parades, and back to school shopping, this year I’m thinking more of […]

What a joy it was to see about twenty of you this past Monday when we surprised Frank Tirb on his 90th birthday!

Dear Congregation, What a joy it was to see about twenty of you this past Monday when we surprised Frank Tirb on his 90th birthday! We were quite the parade of cars as we pulled up to Frank and Mary’s home, honking our good wishes. Balloons and signs abounded as you can see from the […]

Perhaps it’s important to define exactly what is meant by the Body of Christ.

Romans: 12:4-8    For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; […]

I think it’s great that CCC is a polling place, for more than one reason.

Dear Congregation, I pray you are doing well as we continue onward in this marathon of life-style adjustments to the pandemic we’re experiencing. Please know that you really are in my thoughts and prayers! On Primary Election Day, Tuesday, August 18th , Kelsey Hall will once again serve as a polling place for two precincts. […]

I imagine most of us have been fearful at some time in our lives because of scary weather predictions or actual events.

Dear Congregation,  Well, we were blessed to be spared by Hurricane Isaias last week-end after we cancelled worship out of concern for its predicted arrival. Please keep those further north who weren’t so fortunate in your prayers. I imagine most of us have been fearful at some time in our lives because of scary weather […]

Greetings to each of you as we are on the cusp of entering into the new month of August in this memorable year of 2020

Dear Congregation,  Greetings to each of you as we are on the cusp of entering into the new month of August in this memorable year of 2020. I hope you are doing well, as we await news of whether Tropical Storm Isaias will be coming our way this weekend! I imagine that many of you […]

I got a nice surprise that brought me joy last night when I checked my mailbox!

Dear Congregation, Greetings! As we approach the last Sunday in July, I hope and pray that all is well with you. I find myself wishing that time would go faster so we’d be closer to the end of 2020 when a vaccine for Covid-19 will, hopefully, have become available. Then I remember my mother’s words, […]

Proud of my daughter Jory Thomas winning first place in the ‘Run Bay Harbor’ community race, January 2020!

Dear Congregation, Greetings, as we approach our eighteenth Sunday of virtually worshipping together through live streaming on Facebook. I was surprised at that large number when I counted those services up on my calendar! Our first Facebook service was on March 22nd, after the previous Sunday’s worship was abruptly cancelled because of Covid-19 concerns, and […]

Today the means of transmitting words into the wide world has expanded far beyond the now-antique tube radio of my childhood.

Dear Congregation, When I was a little girl, back in the early 50’s, our wooden Motorola console cabinet radio was the entertainment center in our home before my family got our first television. I remember very clearly the look of it.  In the middle of the tall blond wooden cabinet was the radio, topped by […]