Thursday Thoughts – February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day! For some, this is a difficult day and so I offer you this blessing from Jan Richardson. Scripture – Luke 6: 27-30 Reflection – Blessings & Woes – Part 1 This is a challenging passage… what message does it have for us in this time and place? Other Things That are Going…

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 – 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…

Midweek Message – July 5, 2018

This will be the last Midweek Message for a few weeks; next Wednesday I leave for Ontario. Rev. Catherine is away on Study Leave, attendance at General Council and vacation from July 11-August 13. Rev. Renee Clark is providing worship leadership for most of those Sundays, with Sue Lahey doing August 5th. Emergency Pastoral Care…

Midweek Message – June 28

A reminder that there is no service this Sunday, July 1st.  Mark your calendar for the Riverview Strawberry Supper!  Summary of May Riverview Minutes  Discussion on repairs/maintenance of Miller House New Job Descriptions for the Music Director and Office Administrator were presented by the Ministry and Personnel Committee for discussion. Approved request from Worship Committee…

Midweek Message – January 18, 2018  

  Living in the Light! Scripture Reading – Mark 1: 14-20 Reflection – Called to the Future Questions I am Pondering What do we do when Jesus calls us? Where will we be in three years? What do we need to leave behind to get there? The Interim Boundaries Report is out; this is part…