On November 30th, Dr. Cherian Verghese will be joining us to provide an informative presentation of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer's Disease, and the state of research today, entitled “Aging & Forgetting: Current Trends.” You are cordially invited to attend.
I initially met Dr. Verghese through Barbara Sorin, an Episcopal chaplain who has provided this congregation with pastoral care assistance from time to time. As Cherian and I got to know one another, I wa
Friends, Over the last several weeks you have received letters and heard Sanctuary announcements about Consecration Sunday and the celebration luncheon. In the last two days I have heard stories of individuals who have felt guilty about their inability to give financially to God's work -- in one case I heard a very funny story of avoiding a home visit that was seeking a financial pledge to the church. That will not happen this year as part of our stewardship campaign. No on
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. - Matthew 9:34-36
There is an interesting trend across the world within Churches and mainstream culture. In both business and ministry, people are starting to abandon the old model of “Build it and
500 years ago there was a man who had doubts about the dominant power of his time. His name was Martin Luther and on October 31, 1517, he pinned a long creed on to the church door in Wittenberg, which was then a small and relatively obscure town in Saxony. The creed contained a list of 95 “theses” challenging the theology (and therefore the authority) of the then all-powerful Catholic church. This rebellious stunt by an obscure monk must have seemed, at the time, like a flea