Doing Our Part

Earlier this week, the staff and I ran across several boxes of archives that had been discovered and carefully stored a few years ago when we celebrated the church’s 175th anniversary. It was interesting to see old books and photographs dating as far back as the late...

Keep Learning

Few things are more exciting to me than the start of a school year: children and parents walking together, waiting for the bus, taking that “first day of school” snapshot, connecting with old and new friends, book bags, teachers, and the hopefulness of new learnings...

Listen to Your Heart

This year my vacation included a “Gender Reveal” party for a new grandson due in December (although I’ve known the news for months!), celebration of my oldest grandson’s 21st birthday, a workshop on Racial Healing which I look forward to telling you about, the Smith...

Time Together

It’s hard to believe that next Monday, July 1st, I will begin my 9th year at Park Avenue UMC. Change has been our constant as we have tried to keep up with an ever-changing and constantly evolving world. Believe me when I tell you that this is a topic on the...

All About Capacity

Sometimes it is difficult for us Christians to say “no”, isn’t it? After all, we aspire to be “good” people, loving and kind. We like to help others and make their lives better, sometimes at our own discomfort or peril. We want to maintain relationships and fret...

Stay in Love With God

Tomorrow I will drive upstate to officiate the wedding of Colleen Coburn and Dustin Demetriou.  This will be the first of SIX weddings I have been asked to perform between now and November 16th!  Needless to say, I am thrilled and see this as good a sign as any of our...