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…

Pastor’s Letter- January 2013 – The Inaugural

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Inauguration Day felt like a day that God has wanted for all of its creation and creatures. It felt like a day that Jesus prayed for when he helped a Samaritan woman, healed a cripple, touched the eyes of the blind and allowed officials to nail him to the…

Pastor’s Letter – September 2012 – Staying Connected

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  “Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the {person} who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers]…

Book Review – What I Have Come to Know

The family of Rev. Tang recently notified the Congregational United Church of Christ, where I currently serve, that his book has been published. The book consists of a series of reflections by Rev. Tang concerning the illness and passing of his beloved wife, Poey Sim on April 24, 2010.  He uses this medium to discuss the epiphanies (visions and…

Pastor’s Letter for July 2012 – Refresh, Renew and Respond

Rev. Freeman Palmer Dear Sisters and brothers in Christ, I just returned from a trip to Binghamton, NY where the ministers and lay leaders from the United Church of Christ in New York gathered to refresh, renew and to respond to the new thing that God is doing in and around them.

The Embodiment of Truth

“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” (John 16:13)  What is truth? In today’s world of ever-expanding technology and information, it is…

Pastor’s Letter for May 2012

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As I write this letter, I am still glowing from a magnificent Easter Sunday.  It began with the men of the church cooking breakfast for all of us early risers.  The food was great and the fellowship was even better!  Alleluia!  Then we moved outside to watch the children…