Pastor’s Blog

What’s Inside?

I got a package in the mail the other day. I could tell from the label it was from But I had forgotten whether I had ordered anything and really had no idea what was inside. The only way I could learn what was inside would obviously be to open it. But for...

To Love and Be Loved

I believe every one of us is a child of God. Each of us is someone God loves very, very much.  And, I believe we are called to love every one of God's children. Every one of us deserves love, respect, kindness, grace, and dignity. Within our world, there are still...

Mopping a Floor

One can learn a thing or two by mopping a floor. Recently, I was doing a bit of cleaning at Neighbors. Just some vacuuming and wiping down tables.  Then I started to mop the floor in our kitchenette area.  I was in a bit of a hurry to get things done but quickly...

Deep and Simple and Shiny Things

Some people like some things.  Some people like other things.  It’s the nature of society. Take church for example. Recently I attended a conference held at a church here in town and quickly found myself a bit distracted.  When I walked in, I couldn’t help but notice...

In the midst of Suffering

I’ve learned that often one can make suffering worse by trying to give a reason for it. Lately, we’ve all been witnessing some devastating things in our world. From violent attacks in war, to violent attacks in weather. People are suffering great pain and loss and...

Our Doughnuts Are Glazed

Hello Neighbors! Experts and people that seem smart say the number one way people check out a church is when someone they know invites them!  So, let’s invite! I know it can sometimes be difficult to start a conversation to invite someone to church.  So, I’ve come up...

All Are Welcome

Hello Neighbors, I wanted to give you an update on the Special Session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church and a policy regarding our neighbors who identify as, and/or support, LGBTQ+. The General Conference of The United Methodist Church — a...

We Are History

We’re history. The choices and actions I made yesterday have had a profound effect on the person I have become today.  And who I am today will more than likely create a ripple effect for the person I will be tomorrow. Every day we live our lives, we are quickly...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

The argument is practically as old as the holiday itself.  During the season in December, does one greet another with a hearty “Merry Christmas,” or “Happy Holidays?” I do have an opinion on this, but first some history; Many theologians believe Jesus was not born in...

Scary Things

At this time of year, we see people getting very excited about Halloween. Kids and adults alike are flooding the stores, getting their favorite costumes for a night of fright and fun.  Haunted houses are filled with screams from scared visitors, hoping to get a good...

Why Communion?

How long is the present? How long is forever? Can the magnitude of the things in the present be diminished when compared to the things of forever?

Be accepting of others.

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