From the Pastor (December 2021/January 2022)

It’s December! The 12th month of the year! Yes, the last month! In the liturgical (or church) calendar, Advent, which starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, is the beginning of the Christian year. In other words, a new year had already begun on the last Sunday...

From the Pastor (November 2021)

What word comes to you when you think of the month of November? Mine are “Thank you, Lord.” At the dawn of the year 2021, I hoped coronavirus would be gone. I thought the day would truly be coming when I threw my face shield away at the worship service on June 13th....

From the Pastor (September 2021)

Greetings to Aldersgate Family! I hope you had a great summer with fewer restrictions on traveling and gathering– having fun with family and friends and enjoying the beauty of nature.Summer is my favorite season. I like summer because of its power and energy.I feel...

From the Pastor (July – August 2021)

The stories of exodus from the slavery in Egypt and of return from exile in Babylon have never been so real and powerful than now as we are moving out of the realm of COVID-19 and entering into our Promised Land. It is very exciting. I believe now is the time to move...

From the Pastor (May 2021)

Easter People Easter people, raise your voices, sounds of heaven in earth should ring. “Alleluia! Alleluia!” Easter people, let us sing. I love this hymn (United Methodist Hymnal #304). We celebrated Easter in April. We are Easter people. To Easter people, Easter is...

From the Pastor (April 2021)

Resurrection — New Life — New Beginning Spring, April, tulips, daffodils, birds nesting… How do you feel when you hear these words? Me? My heart skips a beat with new energy welling up. But what really makes me get much more excited than any of these words is...