Welcome to Pastor Cathy's blog on life and faith!

Lord Bless This House

A few weeks ago, a friend asked me to offer a blessing for her new home. It's something I've done numerous times over the years and an exercise I enjoy as people celebrate a fresh new start. We typically begin in the entryway and invoke God's blessings upon all who...

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Baptism and Confirmation

I am excited to tell you about our special worship service this Sunday at 11 a.m.!  We will be baptizing 3 month old Ryan whose mom joined our church on March 12th and also confirming Amber, Justin, Abraham, Samaya, Jack, and Tunji - 3 of whom grew up in PAUMC and 3...

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Little Disturbances

It seems that Noby is often practicing the organ at odd times during the day as his schedule allows.  When he first started working at the church two years ago, I was distracted by this as I am one of those persons who need a fair amount of quiet in order to...

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Easter People

The Easter season has only just begun.  Did you realize that?  As United Methodists, we celebrate a season of Easter rather than a singular Sunday that happens to come around once a year in the springtime.  We are encouraged to hold fast to the hope of Resurrection...

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Words Have Power

I love books and I love words. Both have tremendous power, don’t they? A few well-placed words can set the course of a day or even a lifetime, can bring a smile or tears, healing or pain, comfort or despair. The writer of the book of Proverbs reminds us that: “Death...

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A Most Unlikely Patron

Shortly after arriving at Park Avenue UMC, a young man approached Lefty and me as we stood having a chat in the center aisle of the church.  I had seen him around, most often at the 9 o'clock Sunday service. One day, he approached the altar as I was sharing the homily...

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