Pastor’s Blog

Caring for the Animals
July 15, 2022

Caring for the Animals

This month in worship, we have been exploring the themes from our Vacation Bible School curriculum. Each scripture passage focuses on one of the stories of food in the Bible. Many of these passages revolve...


Caring for ALL People
July 01, 2022

Caring for ALL People

As you know, the Supreme Court ruled last week in a case that essentially overturned Roe vs. Wade and returned the abortion debate to states rather than the federal government. I mentioned the United Methodist...


Rest
June 24, 2022

Rest

Vacations! It seems like a whirlwind last six weeks! Since the middle of May, I’ve been out of worship more than I’ve been in worship, and I’ve missed it! I’ve missed gathering with the community...


Pilgrimages and the 'We' Factor
June 17, 2022

Pilgrimages and the ‘We’ Factor

For time immemorial people around the world have gone on pilgrimages. Pilgrimages can take many forms and can serve many purposes. Some pilgrimages are for people to experience something meaningful in a time and place...


A Connectional Denomination
June 10, 2022

A Connectional Denomination

One of the defining characteristics of the United Methodist Church is our commitment to being a connectional church. This connection began with John Wesley, as he recognized the need for an organized system of communication...


COVID is Not Finished Yet!
June 03, 2022

COVID is Not Finished Yet!

Our family went to Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim over Memorial Day weekend this year. This was my husband’s fourth time attending a Celebration, but they usually occur during April so the rest of us...


Honor the Fallen
May 27, 2022

Honor the Fallen

Do you have great plans for this weekend? It is Memorial Day, after all. It’s the first weekend of the summer, the first weekend school is no longer in session. It’s not too hot yet,...


Social Principles
May 13, 2022

Social Principles

A few years ago, my husband and I met my parents in Washington, D.C. for a vacation. One day, Ron and I wandered the streets around the Capitol, just looking at buildings and landscaping. We...