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Your Fellowship Committee hopes that every family will participate and be represented in the new church membership photo directory.  The first step is to sign up for a photo sitting, all of which will take place at the Church on either Monday, April 29 or Tuesday, April 30 between 2:00pm […]

New Church Photo Directory


Lent. Lent. Lent. What to do about Lent. That is our dilemma `du jour’. It seems, nowadays, that trying to give up something for Lent is second only to making New Year’s resolutions for durability. Unfortunately, we can still remember the last time we tried to do either, and what […]

Pastor’s Journal


His name was David. He was a rather serious young man, in his early thirties, and already well on his way to a very successful architect career. David was single and handsome and considered one of the church’s most eligible bachelors. He came up to me after church one Sunday […]

Sermon: A High Standard of Living



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You know, it’s hard to find a really good fishing joke. When you Google “Fishing Jokes,” on the Internet, you pull up stuff like: “What kind of music should you listen to while fishing?” “Beats me.” “Something catchy!”             Or, a biblical fishing joke: “Why didn’t Noah do much fishing […]

Sermon: Casting Into The Deep (remix)


I want to read you a letter from a nine-year-old boy:                                            “Dear NASA,             My name is Jack Davis and I would like to apply for the planetary protection officer job.              I may be nine, but I think I would be fit for the job. […]

Sermon: Born to Serve




by Frank Campagna After purchasing the old church in Stockbridge Mass which once housed the infamous Alice’s Restaurant and turning it into a rescue mission of sorts, providing food, clothing, job training, counseling to anyone who needed it, Arlo Guthrie (son of the famous Woodie Guthrie) was asked by a […]

Sermon: A Compass and a Flashlight


As I’ve gone about my travels, I’ve been asking people if they have any special plans for the holiday season. And there’s been common theme: “We’re going home for Christmas.” Or “All the kids are coming home to celebrate with us this year; it’s going to be a full house!” […]

Sermon: Homecoming Christmas


            I’ve never met a soul who didn’t love Christmas music!             Shortly after Thanksgiving (or even before) we start to hear those familiar holiday songs on the radio, piped over loud speakers, in stores and doctor’s offices and – well – “everywhere we go”: “I’m Dreaming of a White […]

Sermon: Mary’s Song



When I first started preaching I always thought it was so odd for the common lectionary to begin Advent – every year – with Jesus prophesying the Apocalypse. “What kind of a way is this to begin our journey to the manger?” I’d ask myself. It’s definitely not something you’d […]

Sermon: Apocalyptic Advent