Plymouth Park UMC Staff Blog

  • March 13, 2017: On Eve of Retirement, Looking Back with Much Appreciation

    Thank you hardly seems adequate. Thank you is appropriate. I thank you for the ways you have embraced me as your minister. I thank you for allowing me to lead worship and to share worship with you. I thank you for inviting me to teach you. I thank you for the times I learned from you about grace, hardship, heartache, and love. I thank you that, when I made mistakes, you gifted me with your understanding and grace. I thank [...] Read More »

  • March 13, 2017: Be There with Bells On

    At Donna Dean’s memorial service, I met the lady who gave the handbells to PPUMC, and she told me that she wanted to return to hear them play in worship. I panicked! After I told her that the sanctuary bells have been dormant for nearly a year, she looked at me and said: “Well … maybe I need to give the bells to a place that will use them.” Unfortunately, I understand how she feels, but I am not ready to [...] Read More »

  • February 27, 2017: Some Thoughts on Mexico

    I’m writing this tome for you while I am still in Mexico, even though it’s not due until after I return. However, having looked at my calendar and having checked my email, once I return to the office I’m going to be really busy really quickly. Go figure. I guess that’s why we get away every now and then. One of the really great aspects of my Spanish language program is meeting students from everywhere. About the pictures below: In the [...] Read More »


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