Category Archives: Church News

Please know that I’m thinking about you and pray that you are doing well in this continuing time of pandemic separation.

Dear Congregation, Please know that I’m thinking about you and pray that you are doing well in this continuing time of pandemic separation. I want to thank Daniel Best for his faithful checking of the church property and Michelle Simon, our Administrative Assistant, who has taken on the task of producing this e-newsletter. I also […]

After worship I love seeing your names showing you’ve signed in when the service was being live-streamed on Facebook and reading your comments.

Dear Congregation, We are now in the season of Easter after celebrating, remotely again from my living room, a joyous Easter Sunday. After worship I love seeing your names showing you’ve signed in when the service was being live-streamed on Facebook and reading your comments. I continue to be grateful to Jay Harrigan and Graham […]

In our Maundy Thursday service this evening we will focus again on Jesus’ new commandment to “love one another even as I have loved you”.

Dear Congregation, As I write this on Maundy Thursday, we are, of course, still living under the “Safe at Home” order during the coronavirus pandemic. I pray you are all doing well, as we weather this storm together, trusting that God is with us. One of the very down-to-earth ways this has affected my daily […]

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 […]