From the Pastor (October 2014)

Over the summer we instituted a new way of sharing joys and concerns. It’s been a little slow in getting started but there are signs we will get there. If you have a prayer concern and/or a joy that you would like shared with the congregation, please write it down...

From the Pastor (September 2014)

As seems to happen every year in Rochester, the summer goes too fast. And while I hate to see it end, I’m looking forward to the fall. Not only is it another beautiful time of the year, it’s a time when people who have been away for the summer come back to church. We...

From the Pastor (July / August 2014)

Today I have two things on my mind as I write this article for the summer Hinge. The first is a challenge that comes to us from James 1:9. “Everyone should be quick to listen…” Most would agree that we want more young adults and young families in church. Some have...

From the Pastor (June 2014)

June is a month full of celebrations. Of course, each Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ which is more than enough. But this month there is much more! On June 1 we will celebrate Christian community at our annual church picnic at Braddock Bay...

From the Pastor (May 2014)

Spring cleaning can be a spiritual exercise. The Tuesday small group just started a study called Satisfied. Its focus is discovering contentment in a world of consumption. Most of us don’t even realize how much stuff we accumulate. The “homework” for the first week...

From the Pastor (April 2014)

I don’t know what the weather will be like when you read this, but I’m writing this on March 12, in the midst of the worst storm we’ve had this winter in what has been the harshest winter we’ve had in years. Spring officially starts in just a few days. But winter...