Pastor's Pen
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Pastor Pen: Have you drifted?

Drift. Drifting. The clouds drift in the sky. Our imagination takes us along in a daydream as we drift with the clouds. We can drift in a canoe or kayak down the river. We can drift off to sleep. … more

Pastor's Pen: Celebrating the ‘Real Deal’

We will celebrate Thanksgiving Day on November 23. For many Americans, it marks the beginning of what is called “the Holiday Season.” On the day after Thanksgiving, many souls will be … more

Pastor's Pen: Practice Peace

Our world aches with pain and sorrow today. Ten thousand children have died in Gaza, an area not quite as large as Brooklyn and Queens together, in the last month. Families across Israel, and Jewish … more

Pastor's Pen: Embrace

Recently, I was sent an article written by Stan Mitchell regarding the war that has broken out in Israel. He made the observation that humans ‘are animals…in the strictest, … more

Pastor's Pen: Good grief!

Most of us have lost someone in our lifetime - a parent, a sibling, a child, a spouse, or a loving friend. Grief is expressed in many ways. We sometimes feel shock, there is a feeling of loss that … more

Pastor's Pen: No cellphone needed...

As we know life throws us curve balls and sometimes at such a fast pace that we start to lose focus and we just want to hide behind closed doors or stick our heads in the sand. Since we … more

Seasonal blessings

Fall began last week. What a wonderful time of year. Kids are back to school, cool crisp air, football and soccer games, the leaves are beginning to change.   What a wonderful time of the year. … more

Talent wins games, teamwork wins championships

Michael Jordan, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, once said: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” There is something about teamwork that … more

Pastor's Pen: The power of beauty

Over the summer, I have been reading Makoto Fujimura’s Art and Faith: A Theology of Making. He believes that “beauty is a gratuitous gift of the creator God; it finds its source and its … more

Faith And Trust

Why do so many people today find faith and trust so difficult? Is it possible that we first need to master what we know before we understand what we believe? The Old Testament words of Isaiah says: … more

Sharing food is holy

Sharing food is holy. Throughout Jewish and Christian scripture, sharing food with people who are hungry is celebrated and set forth as a model for us to follow. God gives manna and quail to the … more


In the Bible, the Greek word translated as “church” means an assembly or gathering of people who believe in the good news about Christ Jesus. They have been shown God’s purpose and … more
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