Pastor’ Letter March 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters, On February 26th, I attended Anita Cooper’s Memorial Service at the First Presbyterian Church of Sparta, in New Jersey. Some of you may remember her as the woman who came to church with my mother. Typically, she
February 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent begins on February 14th, which happens to be Valentine’s Day. I think it’s appropriate that it begins on a day when we celebrate love, particularly intimate love, the very love that Christ invites us to share in with
Dear Family, First and foremost, I want to say how deeply grateful I am for your generous Christmas gifts, for your cards and words, for being the people of God as you continue to bless me and one another with your love, care and support.
November 2017 Newsletter Dear Brothers and Sisters, Does everything we are, and everything we have, really belong to God, as we spoke about this last Sunday? Is God really trustworthy? Will God provide when we are in need? From personal experience I can say a
October 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Church of the Mountain: This Sunday we will celebrate World Communion with Christians all around the world from all kinds of denominations. The practice began at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA in 1933. As I prepare
September 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Building a life is a lot like building a home. Where you build it, what you build it upon, makes all the difference. Again we saw this week that nature is a force to be reckoned with, from tornado
August 2017 Newsletter “How do you hear God speaking to you?” Dear Brothers and Sisters, A couple of weeks ago I visited an old friend whom I haven’t seen in almost 30 years. She spoke frequently about how God told her this and that. It