From Pastor Amanda

Many of you have asked me, “When do you leave for your trip?” To which I’ve been replying, “Which one?” This first half of the year is turning out to be the year of trips. In March I had a family vacation to Disney World; April was my trip to Princeton, New Jersey for...
Continuing Education: Part 2

Continuing Education: Part 2

In last month’s newsletter I talked about my continuing education opportunity at Princeton Theological Seminary. It’s been a few weeks since my week at the Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry and I’m still digesting everything I experienced. As much as this was a...

Continuing Education: Part 1

Pastors are encouraged to take time for continuing education. Conferences, seminars, reading weeks. Whatever works to gain new knowledge and rejuvenate one’s soul and passion for ministry. I’ve been itching to do some continuing education and my hope for 2019 was to...

From Pastor Amanda

During Holy Week (or sometime there about), I try to find time to watch the movie-musical Jesus Christ Superstar. It’s one of my traditions. Sometimes I get to watching it; other times I simply listen to the soundtrack in my car. Most of the time I’m exhausted but...

From Pastor Amanda

In the fourth grade, my church presented me with my first Bible. To me, it was a big deal. I think my peers could care less. Since I had another 45 minutes to sit in the pews and the pastor’s sermons never made sense, I opened my new Bible to the Book of Genesis and...
From Pastor Amanda

From Pastor Amanda

I’ve been contemplating the idea of joy lately. Perhaps it’s because the women’s retreat will focus on joy or simply because Easter is a joyful season. Or perhaps it’s because I’m fighting a cold, realizing it’s another first holiday without Grandma, and stressing...