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Jesus Who–I’m Free

The Lenten season prepares us for  . . . The acceptance of the freedom to be who God is calling us to be The acceptance of the freedom from what the world is telling us to be The acceptance of the freedom to be in ministry with “the other.” Click here to listen: 

Jesus Who–I'm Free

The Lenten season prepares us for  . . . The acceptance of the freedom to be who God is calling us to be The acceptance of the freedom from what the world is telling us to be The acceptance of the freedom to be in ministry with “the other.” Click here to listen: 

Experiencing the Sacred–This Holy Mystery

Click here to listen:  Most of the message from Sunday can be found in part in The Book of Resolutions 2004 in the document titled, “This Holy Mystery,” which details the United Methodist understanding of how Christ is present around the Table.  You can also find “This Holy Mystery” on the official United Methodist Church… Read more »

Experiencing the Sacred: By Water and the Spirit

Listen the message here:  My mother is preschool teacher at FUMC Pearl River.  She called me this week to share a story that two little boys were having in her classroom.  One child asked my mother if he was going to die one day.  My mother said, “Everything that has a beginning has an ending. … Read more »

Experiencing The Sacred: Remember your Baptism

My mother is preschool teacher at FUMC Pearl River.  She called me this week to share a story that two little boys were having in her classroom.  One child asked my mother if he was going to die one day.  My mother said, “Everything that has a beginning has an ending.  Everything that is born… Read more »

Experiencing the Sacred: Grace

  Click here to listen:  There’s a tension in the air.  Maybe it’s not so obvious. The Christmas tree is still in the sanctuary.  The herald angels still echo, fading into memory.  Most of the world has moved on, so to speak.  Carols have become countdowns.  The baby in the manger now has 2014 bannered… Read more »

Season of Senses: A God Who Feels

Click here to listen:  It is a season of senses.  Our eyes search for light in the midst of darkness, our ears are tuned to sleigh bells and choirs, we taste and smell the “for a limited time only” gingerbreads and evergreen scented candles. Today we talk about the sense of touch, the power of… Read more »

Season of Senses: Taste

Click here to listen:  It was about ten years ago that Christie and I sat together in the pew for our first Christmas Eve service as husband and wife.  We raised our candles high as we sang “Silent Night,” and I remember the feeling of anticipation as the service was ending, the joy of all… Read more »