18 Jan 2021 0 Comment

Preparing the Way

Preparing the Way   Author: Eric Malmborg   The voice of one crying out in the wilderness, “Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.” Mark 1:3    I was particularly taken by Pastor Chris’s...
12 Jan 2021 0 Comment

Stewardship

Stewardship Author: Nicole Speer   For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~Matthew 6:21   My daughter is the most generous person I know. She rarely wants anything for herself and instead...
5 Jan 2021 0 Comment

Experience Your New Wine Skin at First Congregational Church

Author: Jeanne Lounsbury   He told them this parable: “No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. And no...
29 Dec 2020 0 Comment

Oh Christmas Tree

Author: Deborah Voss This is the story of our Christmas tree, a very special tree and so very 2020. We had actually decided not to get a tree this year. We do so much Advent for the children in our preschool, and at church, that by the...
22 Dec 2020 0 Comment

Watching and Waiting

Author: Karen Hoover As I write this meditation, we are approaching the Fourth Sunday of Advent. And as you are reading this, Christmas Day is fast approaching. The season of waiting — excruciating for children and harried for adults...
15 Dec 2020 0 Comment

Social Greetings: Elbow Bumps Just Don’t Cut It

Author: Larry Dansky “Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.” 1 Thessalonians 5:6 I was recently involved in a Zoom meeting when the discussion focused on “What has been the hardest thing for you to deal with during this...
2 Dec 2020 0 Comment

From Whence the Christmas Story

From Whence the Christmas Story Author: Carolyn Gard And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:7 It's Advent, and time...
1 Dec 2020 0 Comment

Cornerstones

CORNERSTONES Author: Nicole Speer The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. Psalm 118:22 I am becoming increasingly bold in identifying myself as a Christian. This may sound strange to folks for whom...
24 Nov 2020 0 Comment

Rest

Author: Nicole Speer Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls....
17 Nov 2020 0 Comment

Expectations

Author: Nancy Wade Faith is the bird that knows the light and sings while it is still dark. Tagore Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 After nearly four years of tyranny...