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

Held in Christ’s Hands

I am not good at carrying myself. I can go a short distance on hard work, intellect, training, and experience - at least that’s what I tell myself. But the truth is there are times when I can barely go a single step on my own, especially when faced with challenging...

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You Are Welcome Here

You likely already know this, but one of the things I am most grateful for at PAUMC is the ways we serve our community, which extends into all five New York City boroughs, parts of northern New Jersey, and beyond. We are not just a “Sunday” church, but all week long...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 lips of...

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