June is a season of endings and beginnings. June brings the traditional school year to a close. From preschoolers to high school seniors to college and graduate students, all kinds of people are looking back at what they have accomplished and ahead to what comes next. We tend to think of graduations as endings. They [Read more…]
From the Pastors
Senior Pastor Jonathan Chute and Associate Pastor April Herron address the congregation and community every month with a perspective on Christian living relevant to our daily lives.
“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow” -Swedish proverb • • • One of the features of our morning worship is the sharing of joys and concerns. Each Sunday we know that there will be an opportunity for us to care for each other by bringing our needs, our hopes and [Read more…]
No one knows how long it was before things got started. On this both science and theology agree. Modern physics maintains that time did not actually exist before the “Big Bang.” You can’t really ask “What was happening before then?” if there was no such thing as “before.” But the Book of Genesis leaves the [Read more…]
With Ash Wednesday upon us we will enter the season of Lent. We will join with Christians around the world and over the centuries to walk with Jesus on his journey to Jerusalem. We will watch for signs of grace and listen for notes of encouragement as we go. The observance of Lent recalls the [Read more…]
“To everything there is a season.” The verse from Ecclesiastes reminds us of something we already know, and easily forget. I was reminded of this, along with lots of you, by the passing of Pete Seeger. Though he was not the author of those words, he helped lots of people hear them. I grew up [Read more…]
The other morning I read a lovely year in review note from a friend. Years ago he’d moved back to his home in Wales, where he now runs a bed and breakfast on the coast. It wasn’t one of those activity reports that updates the reader on who got married, where everyone is in school, [Read more…]