Thursday Thoughts – November 29, 2018

This Sunday is the start of Advent! Did you know that it’s the 200th anniversary of Silent Night? We are focusing our advent worship around the theme of Calm and Bright and to tie in with the first verse of the hymn, this week we will light the candle of peace. Scripture is Isaiah 2:1-4;…

Thursday Thoughts – November 22, 2018

It’s the last Sunday in the Church Year, we are doing ‘A Story Walk Through Jesus’ Life.’ This is an intergenerational service (so no Sunday School) with a multitude of readings and an opportunity for people of all ages, young to older to participate by placing an object on the communion table and/or reading. Don’t…

Thursday Thoughts – November 18, 2018

This week’s reading: Mark 13: 1-8 Reflection – Nothing Lasts Forever Questions I have been pondering: • What does it mean when our institutions are crumbling around us? • How can we embrace change with a joyous heart? • How can we remember that all things must pass? Other Things That Are Going On The…

Thursday Thoughts – November 8, 2018

The last time Remembrance Day fell on a Sunday was 2007 (thank you Google!) We will have our regular service at Riverview at 9:30, and then there is a Community Service at 10:30 at the Cenotaph, on the edge of the parking lot. Hopefully I can get out! We will be marking Remembrance Day in…

Thursday Thoughts – October 25, 2018

When you read this, I will be on my way to Saco, Maine to participate in the United Church of Christ’s Annual Meeting. That is followed by a week of Study Leave, I will be working on material for Advent/Christmas, putting together a binder of information on the Interim Ministry for your new minister, as…