20 Oct 2016 0 Comment

The Learning Tree Preschool Trivia Night

The Learning Tree Preschool Trivia Night is this Saturday Oct 22nd in Faith Hall. 40 Awesome gift baskets to be announced and raffled off. Attendance prize, snacks offered for sale by St. John's Senior High group and Confirmands. Doors...
8 Oct 2016 0 Comment

Meet Patch

I adopted Patch, when he was approximately a year old, from Hope Animal Rescue in January of 2015. Rescue dogs generally need rehabilitation. So Patch and I trained for a year with Trainer, Nicole Lanahan, founder of Got Your Six Support...
25 Sep 2016 0 Comment

Listening Is Caring

Our youth have the option of participating in an essay contest on stewardship this September through our conference. Since I’ve asked the confirmands to think about the essay question, Am I good steward, I figured I could at the very...
3 Sep 2016 0 Comment

Labor Day

"Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." – Matthew 11:28...
28 Aug 2016 0 Comment

Finding Time

“If I had more time in the day, I would find time to read.” “If only there were more time in the day, I would be able to …” Each of us have made statements like these. There is so much to do and so many expectations of us and so...
24 Aug 2016 0 Comment

The Yellow Star

What’s the big deal? It’s a Yellow Star. Sew it on your shirt and forget it. Elie Wiesel’s father was among some Jews in Germany during the early 1940’s that downplayed the government requirement that he display the Yellow Star on...
17 Aug 2016 0 Comment

Inclusive and Expansive Language in the UCC

The Eleventh General Synod of the United Church of Christ instructed that a Book of Worship be developed and characterized by language that is truly inclusive with respect to God and to people. Although the generic use of masculine terms...
14 Aug 2016 0 Comment

The End is Near!

This is not a doomsday prediction but a reality check that summer break for students is almost over. Surely, this is a big bummer for many kids! Summer is always too short, especially for children, although parents may not agree. Hopefully...
9 Aug 2016 0 Comment

Someone’s Hope

Craig and I have been training for a long bike ride. Friday morning I got up ready to go for a ride. We headed out with smiles on our faces and enjoyed the beautiful views on the Katy Trail. We rode for 38 miles. We got back to the truck...
30 Jul 2016 0 Comment

What I Learned About Patience From Frog and Toad

One afternoon Frog was in his garden when his friend Toad walks by. “Good afternoon Frog,” Toad says. “What a beautiful garden you have.” Admiring his beautiful flowers, Toad expresses his wish that he too could have such a...