Mind Your Own Business

Yes, I mean that. But in a good way. Part of the work of our St. Peter’s Long-Range Vision Team, is to use the visioning methodology called “The Jeremiah Project” created by Agile Church, a consulting organization run by my UCC colleague Michael Piazza. Each of the 30...

Ordained Christian Ministry

A member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ will soon begin attending seminary, with plans for ordained ministry. There… I didn’t bury the lead. Read on. When one accepts both the call of God and the call of a congregation to ordained ministry, it is an ordination...

Don’t Give Up!

Ash Wednesday, on March 6 this year, begins the season of Lent in the Christian calendar. I hope you can join me at the three-churchAsh Wednesday service that night at Bethel UCC. As you know, Lent is the period of 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter, that recall...

A Pastor’s Self-Exam

This past month I once again took advantage of an opportunity for continuing pastoral education. Each year I attend a national gathering of United Church of Christ senior pastors of larger congregations called “Conversations.” It is an opportunity for learning,...