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Beloved community, This is the time we reflect on our experiences of 2021. We think of the people we lost, the social concerns and celebrations we attended, all overshadowed by this ongoing … more

Blue Christmas

Elvis Presley sang a song titled “Blue Christmas” which implied that Christmas is not all happiness and celebration. His lyrics start out by singing: “I’ll have a blue … more

Advent

This week we lit the second candle on the advent wreath called “Bethlehem’s candle” which represents faith. Micah had foretold that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, which is … more

Advent 

Advent season begins with the first Sunday of December. The definition of the word “Advent:” The first season of the Christian church year, leading up to Christmas and including the four … more

Thanksgiving Around the World

There are many ways of celebrating the harvest and Thanksgiving around the world. Chusok is a Korean harvest (Thanksgiving) celebration, which is held on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar … more

Walton Walk For Hunger a Success!

On behalf of the Walton Ministerial Association and the Walton Walk for Hunger Planning Team, I want to extend a special thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Walk a success. A … more

Say That Again?

Owa tagoo siam! Owa tagoo siam! Repeat those words over and over again? What are you saying? What language is it? Are you really a goose?  I played this game as a young girl at a 4-H club … more

Blueprints and Footprints In Our Lives

The Letter From James is only four Bible pages and is a worthy challenge to read and reflect upon during difficult days of pandemic, division, and isolation. The Letter emphasizes the importance of … more

Korean Culture Day

In March 2021, there was horrific shooting spree that killed six Asian Americans in Atlanta. The whole nation was very concerned about what was happening to the Asian American community. People … more

There’s a New Commander-in-Chief

During World War II, Lieutenant General Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright was commander of the Allied Forces in the Philippines. Following a heroic resistance of enemy forces, he was forced to … more

Go To The Ant

I don’t know about you, but during the hot humid days of summer I have been pestered with tiny little ants in my kitchen. The local people call them “sugar ants,” so I try hard to … more

Did They Measure Your Heart?

When Bo Eason was nine years old, he drew a self-portrait on a piece of paper. The stick figure wasn’t impressive, but the caption beneath was eye-catching: “The best safety in the … more

Newness In Our Lives

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another even as I have loved you. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:34-35 These … more

Lifting Up COVID Restrictions

It has been almost six months since I moved to Delaware County and made my new home at the church manse, the white house next door to the church which Walton people call the ‘red brick’ … more

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During the Middle Ages about the time of 1300-1350 there seemed to be turmoil throughout the world. Wars were raging in many principalities of Europe, there were many outbreaks … more

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God Is Always With Us When my grandson was little and first going to church he loved to sit with my sister. He was very inquisitive and asked many questions. One of his favorite questions was … more

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Skate to Where the Puck is Going Wayne Gretsky, world-renowned hockey player, once said, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” His achievements give us a … more

A Brief Story of Jesus

Holy Week.  For Christians it is the most meaningful week of the year. It is filled with teaching about the death of Christ and the glorious rising of Jesus from the tomb. We celebrate … more

Spring 2021

Spring is back again in upstate New York. The long winter is ending and soon flowers will be back and leaves, on the trees, will be green. Spring is so beautiful and of maybe the prettiest of the … more

Saint Patrick’s Story

Legends about Patrick abound; but truth is best served by our seeing two solid qualities in him: He was humble and he was courageous. The determination to accept suffering and success with equal … more
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