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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Vivaldi’s Gloria – A Recording

As many of you know, our worship service on December 21st was a choir-led effort, with the Sermon being a presentation of Vivaldi’s Gloria. We were fortunate enough that Jeffrey Murias, husband of mezzo-soprano soloist Courtney Murias recorded it for us, and provided us with both CD and web-quality recordings....

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Reflecting on 2014

I must admit that I’ve been rather delinquent in making any sort of updates to this page since October. My excuse has been that I have been in the throes of courses in order to complete my transition into the United Church. That much has been true, in the spring...

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Looking Forward in a Changing Community

Tonight is my first official meeting with the Board since starting here at St. Matthew’s in July. While the members of the Board did meet in early September, it was at a time when I was on vacation, tending to the (early) arrival of our son in August. I’m very...

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They grow up so fast…

This morning my wife and I watched my daughter’s airplane disappear into a distant cloud. After having spent last week at Camp Kasota West, Megan is now off visiting my in-Laws on Vancouver Island. It’s odd, in some ways, as my 8 1/2 year old is becoming increasingly independent, just...

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