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From the Pastor, August 18 2020

Dear Church Family Viclav Havel who was President of the Czech Republic and quite the writer and philosopher as well as a committed Christian said this: “The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less.”  I [...]

By |2020-08-18T16:04:29-04:00August 18th, 2020|From the Pastor|Comments Off on From the Pastor, August 18 2020

From the Pastor, August 12th 2020

Dear Church Family Has anyone ever asked you what your “disposition” is?  Not sure what I mean.  Well let’s look at the dictionary definition; one’s customary frame of mind, or as one’s nature or temperament.”  Your disposition is not something you occasionally choose to do; your disposition is who you are and how you behave [...]

By |2020-08-17T08:14:53-04:00August 17th, 2020|From the Pastor|Comments Off on From the Pastor, August 12th 2020

From the Pastor, July 28th 2020

Dear Church Family It takes “guts” to stand up for what you believe in.  To stand in the face of power and authority and seek justice and equality in a non-violent way is a very courageous and often dangerous position to take.  Am I talking about John Lewis who recently passed into glory.  You bet [...]

By |2020-07-29T12:53:43-04:00July 29th, 2020|From the Pastor|Comments Off on From the Pastor, July 28th 2020

From the Pastor, July 23 2020

Dear Church Family, I confess…..wait for it…..if you are expecting me to say something that will be shocking, sorry to disappoint.  I confess:  I AM AN OPTIMIST!  And boy do we need a huge dose of optimism in our country right now.  In fact we need more optimists. Among my personal heroes is Lee Trevino, [...]

By |2020-07-23T09:58:31-04:00July 23rd, 2020|From the Pastor|Comments Off on From the Pastor, July 23 2020

From the Pastor, July 8th 2020

Dear Church Family, Terri and I were married in 1975.  That’s a long time ago, do the math.  We were mere college “kids.”  So, I have a question for all you married couples, whether you have been married for decades or for just a few years.  As a bride and groom were you ever more [...]

By |2020-07-09T15:26:27-04:00July 9th, 2020|From the Pastor|Comments Off on From the Pastor, July 8th 2020

James Madison

Dear Church family, Just talked with Keith Madison this morning, and he shared with me that James passed peacefully last night at the Hughes Facility where he had resided these past few weeks. He is now reunited with the love of his life, his wife Jane, and together they sit at the feet of their [...]

By |2020-07-09T15:25:01-04:00July 9th, 2020|From the Pastor|Comments Off on James Madison

From the Pastor, July 6th 2020

Dear Church Family, I have some sad news to share this Monday morning.  First, Margaret Mills nephew, Travis Mills, passed away this past weekend.  He had been on our prayer list as he battled a debilitating and terminal illness.  He had been hospitalized of late but Margaret shared with me yesterday at church that he [...]

By |2020-07-06T12:09:47-04:00July 6th, 2020|From the Pastor|Comments Off on From the Pastor, July 6th 2020

From the Pastor, June 1st 2020

Dear Church Family, As I write this on Monday it is the official start to the 2020 Hurricane season and right now there is tropical disturbance over the Yucatan Peninsula which may develop into the first hurricane of the season.  Talk about overlooking something.  With what has gone on these past few months with the [...]

By |2020-06-02T09:03:25-04:00June 2nd, 2020|From the Pastor|Comments Off on From the Pastor, June 1st 2020

From the Pastor May 26th, 2020

FROM THE PASTOR Dear Church Family, As many of you know I grew up in Florida and one of my favorite hobbies was surfing!  I lived just a few miles from the beach and even before I could drive I would grab my surfboard and hitchhike, yes that’s right, hitchhike, out to the beach.  Surfing [...]

By |2020-05-27T16:00:53-04:00May 27th, 2020|From the Pastor|Comments Off on From the Pastor May 26th, 2020

From the Pastor, May 19 2020

“RE-GATHERING” FROM THE PASTOR Dear Church Family, What will our church services look like when we come back together? What are the restrictions and suggested guidelines that are outlined by the Commonwealth and based on CDC and Virginia Department of Health (VDH) guidance? The Governor has said that Phase One has begun for most parts [...]

By |2020-05-19T16:56:55-04:00May 19th, 2020|From the Pastor|Comments Off on From the Pastor, May 19 2020