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...

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...
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...