Every Christmas, I revisit "The Cross in the Manger," a poem by Ann Weems. I think it is very powerful. It puts Christmas into the proper perspective. Like everyone else, I get caught up in all of the activities and emotions of the Christmas season....
So, is everyone ready? For what, you ask? Well, Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner.
Have you ever felt disappointed over something? If not, you are one of the luckiest people in the world. Don and I were disappointed when the vacation we had planned for last summer had to be postponed until another year. We were planning to take two weeks and ride our motorcycles to Nova Scotia.
Greetings! I’m writing this on my first day as your Interim Pastor. I moved a few things into my office and so now I’m ready to get started with my work. I’ve been trying to decide what to write for my first ponderings for the newsletter. I guess a good place to start is to tell you a little something about myself.
How does one say goodbye after five years of ministry alongside one another? How does one begin to express gratitude? Words often fall short expressing the depth and breadth of the feelings deep in one’s heart. But try we must, and so we do.
Hagerstown Church of the Brethren is looking for part-time Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries starting in September.
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Last month, Pastor Audrey introduced a theme of reflection for our last few Pastor’s Pen articles. We’ve continued to reflect together on those ministries that are particularly thriving and she reflected on the Women’s Retreat last month.
As Pastor Tim and I see our time winding down with you all, we want to each take a moment to share a ministry that has been life-giving for us and a place of vitality for the church.
This is the Year of Reading the Bible. I’m not sure there is any way you could have missed that. On Sunday May 19, we will have finished our congregation-wide Bible Read-Through. I could not be more proud of the way so many of you have poured yourself into this effort.