3/15 Worship Video

So glad to worship with many of you today!  Check out the video if you missed it. Here are a couple of follow-up links: Do you want to watch the Exodus story that Pastor Gretchen mentioned from Godly Play? Click on this link: https://youtu.be/o09dkXo_jYU Looking to make an offering donation to First Presbyterian Church? Thank you![…]

Boundaries in a New Light

There’s one subject that comes up again and again in my conversations here at FPC: boundaries.  It is so important to be clear about what we can and can’t do.  And, in fact, all the concern about covid 19 has given us all kinds of opportunities to reflect on all the ways our lives are[…]

Scout Sunday!

This Sunday, February 23, we’ll celebrate Scout Sunday with leadership from Glenham Scout Troop 41.  In addition to hearing from David Paschal, a member of FPC who has almost attained the Eagle Scout rank, we’ll hear from special guests: Torah scribe Julie Seltzer, and Imam Abdullah from the Beacon Islamic Teaching Center.  They will be offering[…]

Hard Relationship Work

The Hard Work of Relationships

While relationships can offer joy, they also require work.  It can feel a bit counterintuitive, but I’m learning that the most important work in a relationship is – almost always – internal.  What really seems to matter most important in relationships is the work we do with ourselves.  Of course, Jesus was onto that truth long[…]

Salt in the Wound

You are the salt of the earth.  This Sunday, we’ll take a closer look at Matthew 5:13-16, with help from a special guest: Bryan Breault, Executive Director of the Holmes Camp and Retreat Center.  We’ll be blessed to get a glimpse of his particular “view from the mountain” as someone passionate about outdoor ministries.  Salt in the[…]

The View from the Mountain

The blessings just keep coming

I’m still riding the big, beautiful wave of gratitude for all the love that was shared last Sunday on my 10-year anniversary here at FPC Beacon.  Thanks for the joy of serving Christ with you in this place!  It has been such a blessing. And, the blessings continue this Sunday, February 2, as we begin our month-long sermon[…]