Pastor’s Annual Report – January 2014

It is typical in the church to put together an annual report to the congregation. It is a way of looking back so that we can see more clearly how to move forward in the coming year. Below are my renderings fo the past year and what I look forward to in 2014. As I…

View of a Leader

“A leader is someone who unites people to work towards a common goal. A leader is someone who creates collaboration.” “Choose your battlefields.” –Spoken by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia in an interview found in How Great Women Lead by Bonnie St. John and Darcy Deane A good leader is someonewho can remain strong even…

Pastor’s Letter for June 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, By the time you read this letter, Pentecost will be upon us.  Jesus would have ascended back to heaven and the Holy Spirit would come as promised to be our helper here on earth.  When we think about the Holy Spirit, we may think about the wind.  You might…

The Greatest Gift

In the song “A Strange Way to Save the World”, it notes that Joseph and May was just ordinary people and that the birth took place in an ordinary place.  Mary was an innocent girl of sixteen.  Joseph, even though he was a descendant of King David, was a carpenter by trade.  The manger was a…

Pastor’s Letter for January 2012 – Looking Forward to a New Year

Peace and grace to you, A friend of mine sends out each year a synopsis of everything she has accomplished during the past year.  She writes about her trips, meetings and accomplishments achieved.  At the end, she encourages each of her friends and families to do the same. If you were to write such a…

Pastor’s Letter for December 2011 – Preparing for Christmas

Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ, I am looking forward to Christmas this year.  Over the past three years, I have postponed sending Christmas cards, buying Christmas gifts and putting up Christmas decorations until the last minute, and sometimes doing the bare minimum.  This year, I can…