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

All the Saints

I have been thinking a lot about the saints this week as we head into the celebration of All Saints' Sunday. I thought about generations of Black Americans as I stood in drizzling rain for nearly four hours on Monday to cast my vote, the many who never had the...

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Rights and Responsibilities

"What will you preach the Sunday after the election?” someone asked me recently. I had not thought much about it, but the question gave me pause. “Well, I suppose it depends on the outcome,” I managed to respond. “In the meantime, I will be encouraging everyone I know...

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Belonging

This Sunday is Laity Sunday. Almost the entire worship service will be conducted by lay members, five of whom will share aspects of their faith journey and the value of belonging to our church community. Few things compare to being part of a family of people who...

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Do Dogs Go to Heaven?

As I was thinking about our Blessing of the Animals service tomorrow, I remembered a conversation I had some years ago with my grandson. It is still relevant and continues to make me Laugh Out Loud. Here is an exert from a reflection I shared in October 2015:...

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Beyond 2020: Building Our Future

Lately, I have been trying to take life “one day/one step at a time” and not stretch too far into the future. With that said, I know the future, while not completely promised, is sure. The world is not likely to end anytime soon. Tomorrow will come whether you and I...

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Reopening

Last summer, I took my 11-year-old granddaughter to Coney Island during her 3-week visit from North Carolina. Several friends joined us, one of whom has 2 daughters around her age. Needless to say, these girls had a blast. Their favorite ride was The Cyclone...

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