Hell in the Hallway

(August 14, 2017) It's Monday morning following a disheartening, fearful, horrific weekend in Charlottesville, VA that has tested the spirit and faith of many. It's a Monday morning when several people have attended local rallies in support of diversity, tolerance and the best of what we, as a nation, have to offer. I'm hearing questions that border on hopelessness:  How did this happen? … [Read more...]

Memory Echoes

(August 1, 2017) The cicadas are singing, the birds are chirping and, some squirrels are making the chirring sounds they make when they chase each other. I'm sitting in one of our parks along the river. Actually, it's a golf course, but not a terribly popular one. Monroe County, where Rochester is located, has some of the nicest parks around. So here we are. The beginning of August. And also … [Read more...]

Now What?

(July 5, 2017) So much of our lives are in transition right now, aren't they? We, as a country, are really feeling the effects of the beginning of a new administration in Washington after eight years with a different person; the world is feeling some angst about North Korea and some other hotspots; our churches continue to change -- New Life is preparing for its final worship service in its … [Read more...]

A Rainy Saturday

(July 1, 2017) It's a very rainy Saturday morning here in Rochester. Actually, I love these days. Saturday morning is my time to meditate and write my sermon ... clear my head for tomorrow's worship ... and just have time alone with God. I guess it's my Sabbath though sometimes I still rail at such a formal title for time spent in my Center. I've always loved the rain. It makes me think I'm … [Read more...]

Fellowship of Faith is a New Worshiping Community

(June 26, 2017) We have just received word from the Presbyterian Mission Agency in Louisville: On behalf of the Mission Development Resources Committee (MDRC), I am pleased to share with you that the New Worshiping Community Seed Grant proposal for Project #1721, Fellowship of Faith was approved for $7,500. Needless to say, we are humbled and grateful for the recognition and support of what … [Read more...]