Pentecost – God in the Midst of Crisis

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; when through the rivers, they won’t sweep over you.” –Isaiah 43:2 I need to begin by expressing a deep sense of gratitude to everyone who came out for the yard clean-up and garden work to get the church grounds...

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Pentecost Ponderings: Back in Gear?

Because of Thanksgiving and how my study leave fell, this is the first time I have been in the office since October 3rd! It is also the first time since then that I have actually successfully sat down to write one of my weekly reflections. It’s a good discipline to...

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Pentecost Ponderings: Back to School

  Today is Megan’s first day of Grade 6. She, of course, was embarrassed that her parents came out and took pictures, and her brother Ian so desperately wanted to get on the bus with her. Appropriately enough, the weather this morning was cool, almost fall-like and suddenly we are...

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Welcome Samuel Ethan Dabisza!!

It’s a Boy!!! Andrew and Tori Dabisza are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Samuel Ethan Dabisza, born Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 10:00am, weighing 6lbs, 12oz. Mother and son are doing well, and the family is starting to get used to their new routine! Our best...

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How can we be the kind of congregation that welcomes Young Families for more than their energy and wallets?

Through my various facebook and twitter feeds, I get lots of articles talking about church, church growth, and our purpose and mission. Today, this one rolled across my feed, and several colleagues of mine have shared it, so I’m doing the same. Here’s the link: When Churches Want a Pastor...

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