October 2019 “We’ve come this far by faith, leaning on the Lord. Trusting in His Holy word, He’s never failed me yet…” That old spiritual came to mind recently, and it spoke volumes to me.  This church will celebrate 190 years of life next year. It has been the faith of its people that has…

 September, 2019 “We’ve come this far by faith, leaning on the Lord. Trusting in His Holy word, He’s never failed me yet…” That old spiritual came to mind recently, and it spoke volumes to me.  This church will celebrate 190 years of life next year. It has been the faith of its people that has…

Thoughts from the Pastor’s Office: March winds – April showers – now we are ready to greet all those May flowers. Not having lived in Upstate New York since 1995, I had forgotten how long it takes for spring to really arrive. We need to wait patiently for spring. I have hope! This spring, we…

This year, the Lenten season finishes in mid-April. During this season, we are encouraged to think more deeply of the ministry of Jesus, re-examine how we are following his teachings and his pattern for our lives. During this Lenten season, one Sunday morning I invited this congregation to make this also a season of prayer…

For this congregation, February brings the time of the annual meeting.  This is the time when some new people will be elected to Boards and Committees, new names will start showing up as you hear of up-coming events or studies or many of the other things that happen in churches in a new year.  Some…

If you ask a child, December might be named as the longest month of the year.      As a child, my sisters and I would get very excited as Christmas came closer and closer.  We had the Advent calendar my mother had made for us, so we could keep count of those endless days.  And…

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