Pastor’s Blog

Paradox
April 08, 2022

Paradox

One of my favorite movies of my teenage years was the animated film, Aladdin. I loved the humor of Robin Williams that really shone in his depiction of the genie. One of his phrases has...


When Jokes Go Wrong
April 01, 2022

When Jokes Go Wrong

It is with much sadness that I announce the Bishop called and… Wait, no, I won’t do that to you. Some things just aren’t jokes, even on April Fool’s Day! Are you an April Fool-er?...


The 'Quiet' Ministry
March 25, 2022

The ‘Quiet’ Ministry

Greetings Friends, Have you ever considered what makes a ministry effective? Is something effective because it serves a lot of people in the greater community? Is something effective because it creates lasting memories for those...


Learn. Love. Grow Together.
March 18, 2022

Learn. Love. Grow Together.

I have been asked to cover the blog this week by Pastor Lynn, who has been on vacation. She’s asked me to write about the “Learn. Love. Grow Together.” seminar scheduled for 9 a.m. to...


A Denomination Divided
March 11, 2022

A Denomination Divided

The United Methodist Church has made the news again. It announced last week that General Conference 2020 has been postponed another time. General Conference is the highest decision-making body of the United Methodist Church and...


Help for Ukraine
March 04, 2022

Help for Ukraine

As we watch the news from Ukraine, it’s easy to feel helpless and fearful. As in other times of social anxiety, our Methodist tradition has direction for us. The United Methodist Church speaks against war....


On Feelings and Science
February 25, 2022

On Feelings and Science

By now you’ve received and hopefully read the letter from the Lay Leaders about the relaxing of the mandate for wearing masks in our church buildings. Each of our Lay Leaders is on the Genesis...


Being Brave
February 18, 2022

Being Brave

I grew up in northern Florida, lived in Florida all my life, lived just south of the “Space Coast” for a while, and I never saw a space shuttle launch. I can remember, however, the...


Reset Your Thinking
February 11, 2022

Reset Your Thinking

Have you thought about the opportunities around you every day? Often, I get stuck on my “problems” or my “obstacles.” An unexpected bill. Another doctor’s appointment to squeeze in. An unending supply of emails. A...