We live in hope as we gather around the table

November has come and it is quickly going.  Seasons are changing, temperatures are getting cooler, and Advent has begun.  You, like me, might be wondering how we are here already – December, the wrapping up of 2022, time for Christmas music on the radio, and preparing...

Hitting the snooze button, one more time ….

Ever had a plan to get up at a certain time to go exercise, or get some things done around the house before the day really begins? Then the alarm goes off, and the bed, where you are, as they say, snug as a bug in a rug, and you don’t want to move. So you hit the...

  Dear Families, It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week! There is LOTS happening, so please read to make sure you don’t miss anything! (Probably no e-news next week as I hope to be taking some time off!)  **NEW: We are...

Rachel Fitch and I just finished reading a book called Freeing Congregational Ministry by B. Hunter Farrell with S. Balajiedlang Khyllep. It provides a practical vision for companionship, cultural humility and co-development that is a useful guide for short-term...

Children & Family E-News: November 9, 2022

Dear Families, As we go barreling toward Advent, here’s what’s happening at FPC!  ____________________________________________________________________________________ This Sunday Regular Sunday school for kids as we continue with our “Follow...

God is Good

It is the Monday before the Tuesday of midterm elections. I suspect you already knew this given all the ads, news stories, hand-wringing and anxiety in the air. Elections are important, voting is important. As a naturalized United States citizen I get giddy when I go...

Children & Family E-News: November 2, 2022

Dear Families, I hope everyone had a fantastic Halloween despite the rain! We had so much fun trick or treating around the church on Sunday! Here’s what is coming up! ____________________________________________________________________________________ This...

Remembering those who shaped us

Happy All Hallows Eve! As costumes were donned yesterday for a Sunday School hour trick or treating and as they are donned again tonight for neighborhood walks, we are reminded of our childhoods and the fun and joy of the festivities. And, as November 1 is tomorrow...

Children & Family E-News: October 26, 2022

  Dear Families, It’s hard to believe October is almost over!! Lots going on! 🙂 ____________________________________________________________________________________ This Sunday Trick or Treating!!! 🎃🎃 Preschool-elementary kids are invited to wear their...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It is the most wonderful time of the church year: Stewardship season! The truth is there is no such thing as stewardship season, not really, because the entirety of life is stewardship season. Everything we have comes from God, every breath, every moment, every...