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Pray for Fathers

Let us praise those fathers who have striven to balance the demands of work, marriage and children with an honest awareness of both joy and sacrifice. Let us praise those fathers who, lacking a … more

The Holy City

The tallest building in the world is currently the Burj Khalif in Dubai. It is 2,717’ high. That is over one half mile up! By comparison, the Empire State Building in New York City is … more

A Scar and a Story

Dear Beloved, Recently, I read a quote by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy that disagreed with the phrase ‘Time heals all wounds.’ Her point was that when we are wounded, we don’t … more

The dandelion

Despite the winter storm that walloped our area on April 18-19 of this year, spring is finally making a comeback. The grass has gotten green, the leaves are budding out, the birds have all returned … more

Living Hope

In the blink of an eye, we can find ourselves with failing health, few resources or crushed hopes and dreams, especially in today’s world with all of its turmoil. As long as we look to … more

Stones

There is a saying in Delaware County that states that there are two stones for every shovel. If anyone has dug in the county you know that might be an understatement! Stones are frequently … more

Pastor’s Pen

When you hear the word “servant,” what flashes through your mind? I often think of my aunt who lived in the south and she had a “servant” or household maid. Do you think of a … more

Easter 2022

Easter 2022 is upon us as it falls April 17 this year. It looks like we will have a pleasant Easter. It will be a festive day for nine out of ten Americans. Over two billion worldwide will celebrate … more

Pastor's Pen

As we approach the fifth and final Sunday in Lent, which is April 3, and before moving into Palm Sunday and Holy Week, our thoughts may become more reflective and even hopeful of what is to … more

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Beloved Community, Billy Joel, the pop singer, had a hit in the 1980s called ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’. In the lyrics he names many of the current events of trauma that were … more

Mental Health

On the United Church of Christ calendar, Sunday, Jan. 30, is assigned as Health and Human Services Sunday. We have been through two plus years of the COVID pandemic. Many folks are tired of being … more

En Gedi

En Gedi is the largest oasis along the western shore of the Dead Sea.  It is a place of fresh water springs in the middle of the desert next to the Dead Sea. The springs are called “the … more
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