Being the People God is Calling Us to Be

Sunday, October 28, was a marvelous Sunday!In our worship service we made space to receive financial commitments to our mission and ministry in 2019 from those who were there. It is a sacred time in the life of a congregation to receive these because it says so...

Solid Foundation, Faithful Home

I’m very excited about the plans that are underway for Children’s Ministry here at St. Paul’s! In less than two weeks we’ll welcome Jamie Turk as our new Director of Children and Family Ministries. I can’t wait for you to meet her. I know you’ll appreciate her warmth...

The Practice of Encountering Others

This summer I am reading along with two of our study groups, An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor. Her aim is to help us find meaningful ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see. It’s a great book by a talented...

Who are we as Methodists?

Pastor Sandra Cox in the pulpit of New Room in Bristol, England, which was built by John Wesley in 1739. Where I grew up, when you met someone for the first time it was not uncommon to ask, “Where do your people come from?” As in, “Are you kin to the Jacksons from...

Following Jesus Takes Practice

It’s that time of year again. Folks are talking about filling out their brackets. We moved our clocks ahead one hour. People are travelling to get in one last ski trip…or find a beach with wonderful warm sun. And eager tulips are waking up from a long winter’s nap....

Wish You Were Here…

Before Facebook helped us keep up with each other when we travelled or went on vacations, postcards were the way you shared your adventures with friends and family. Often, the sender would close with the words, “Wish you were here…” This Sunday, I’ll share with you...