This Sunday, March 31, we will mark UMCOR Sunday with a special offering for this vital ministry in our denomination. God’s Holy Spirit calls the Church into being for mission. The Church experiences and engages in God’s mission as it pours itself out for others, ready to cross every boundary to call for true human dignity among all peoples.1As Jesus said: ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’(Matth
Come and discover how these pathways have been used as a means of prayer, meditation and spiritual growth for centuries. The workshop will be offered twice on March 30, at 12 noon and again at 2:30 p.m. Then kick off your shoes and walk the canvas labyrinth to explore your own faith. Labyrinths, unlike mazes, have one well-defined path and are designed for you to find your way. The event is free. Bring/wear some heavy socks for your walk. Questions? Call the church office at
Pastor Joanne's March newsletter column As I sit in the church office writing this column, the season of Spring is just minutes away from its official arrival. And that will be good news for many who aren’t fond of the weather that usually comes with the winter. We embrace the warmer temperatures, celebrate the lengthening of daylight hours, and delight as the first few flowers break through the ground’s warming surface. I love the newness of life that comes with the Spring –
It was a delightful gathering filled with a great meal, loving fellowship and some lively dancing. Thanks to all who made it a great success: organizers/cooks Bobbie & Don McCann, decorators Ross Porter & Art Covey, servers Stu & Nancy Beck, DJ Neil Armstrong Sr., and Marianne Baldwin who printed tickets & menus.
(This is Pastor Joanne's column, Beneath the Spires" for the February newsletter.) It’s taken me awhile, but I finally have a prayer room set up in the parsonage. It’s a comfortable space where I can retreat to pray, read scripture, and journal. I especially love it in the mornings as the sunlight streams in the windows. For me, it’s always been important to have a special place designated for prayer. It’s an uncluttered space where I can leave the multitasking behind and rea