Monthly Archives: December 2016

Happy New Year!

First Church, Happy New Year!  Welcome to the start of a brand new year! New years are natural opportunities to look ahead and anticipate what is to come.  In light of this, I thought I would offer a “sneak peek” of some of the focal points that we as a church will engage in over…

Merry Christmas

First Church, Merry Christmas! What a joy it is to celebrate Christmas with you! As you know, gifts are a key part of the way that we celebrate Christmas. We often exchange gifts with one another at this time of the year. We do this in the tradition of the magi who came to the…

Welcome

Merry Christmas to you! And welcome this night! We are so very glad that you are here! Regardless of what brought you to this place, we hope that tonight is truly part of a Merry Christmas for each one of you as we celebrate Jesus born among us. On this night, we have the opportunity…

Changing the World one Word at a Time

First Church, Recently I placed two challenges before you.  One was to read a chapter a day of the Gospel of John beginning today, December 18.  If we do this, we will complete the entire book of John by January 8 when we begin studying the Gospel of John in our next sermon series in…

Woodworking and Discipleship

In Williamsport, at the Pajama Factory is a community woodshop. Run by a few gentlemen who are extremely gracious with their time and knowledge of woodworking. These gentlemen have been able to build a community of people who share this common passion. About a year ago I decided to take a class and dive right…

21 Day Challenge

First Church, They say it takes 21 days to form a habit.  The thinking is that if you do something for 21 days in a row that it becomes familiar enough to us that it more easily becomes part of our daily patterns and routines. In light of this, I would like to ask everyone…