Pastor’s Blog

Decorations
November 26, 2021

Decorations

Have you decorated yet? My husband reminded me last week that a year ago, we set up our Christmas tree a full week before Thanksgiving. We never do that! We decorate on Thanksgiving Day or...


Perseverance
November 19, 2021

Perseverance

This week, our ICU numbers are bad. This week, some other number got worse by six times. Not double, SIX times worse. This week, that school is closed, and that one is missing a large...


Commitment
November 12, 2021

Commitment

What are you committed to? I’m committed to my health. I pay attention to what I eat, I try to exercise, I don’t overdo it. Well, full disclosure, I don’t do all of those things...


All Saints' Day
November 05, 2021

All Saints’ Day

In worship on Sunday, we will observe All Saints’ Day. This is often set aside as a Catholic thing, but the Methodist Church has a strong tradition of observing the day. John Wesley, the founder...


Being United Methodist
October 29, 2021

Being United Methodist

  This last week, your three pastors and two of our lay leaders went to the Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City for a Large Church and Young Adult Conference. We spent 25 hours...


Support
October 22, 2021

Support

I have a confession: I am addicted to Facebook. There. I said it. I find it to be a fabulous way to see what many of you are up to, and a way to brag...


Presence
October 15, 2021

Presence

As I write this, I’m preparing for vacation. I’m checking off all the tasks I need to do in order to walk away without leaving anything on my to-do list. In reality, I’ve narrowed that...


Keeping Your Vows
October 08, 2021

Keeping Your Vows

Have you ever thought of your membership vows to the church? If you’re like me, the answer is no. I joined the church after my Confirmation class in seventh grade. I stood before First United...


Sharing Life
October 01, 2021

Sharing Life

I spent two nights at Mingus Mountain United Methodist Camp this week. Like Pastor Sharon before me, I serve on the Board of Ordained Ministry. I believe it’s my fifth year? Time has escaped me....


Change is Afoot
September 24, 2021

Change is Afoot

Can you feel it? Fall is in the air! Maybe I’m just wishful thinking, but I can feel the cooler air when the sun sets. I have started sitting on my back porch for a...