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Blessed by the Munson Family

The Claybanks UMC has been blessed by the Munson family who contributed financially as well as with their time and leadership for many years.

Leota (Lohman) Munson, a lifelong member of the congregation, was born without her lower left arm.   240 more words

Pastor's Ponderings

Pastor's Ponderings

My life as a pastor is more than just a second career. It is actually depending on how you count my third or fourth career. I have stated on many occasions that sometimes I ask the question of God, “How come it took you so long to lead me to be a pastor?” God’s answer on those occasions has been, “You were not ready until now.” My long journey to become a pastor began much earlier than what I recognized as the leading of God. 418 more words

Pastor's Ponderings

Pastor's Ponderings

I’m MOVING not DYING!

Sometimes in the United Methodist Church it seems like when a pastor moves, the former congregation is completely cut off from all contact, almost as if the pastor has died. 1,231 more words

Pastor's Ponderings

Pondering Mother's Day 2016

We have Mixed Feelings at Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a day which brings with it a variety of feelings.  Some celebrate motherhood, mothers, children and so much more on this day.  785 more words

Pastor's Ponderings

Pastor's Ponderings

I was out mattress shopping (my dog ate a hole in my mattress – yeah, I’ve forgiven her but it still makes me mad when I think of it).   555 more words

Pastor's Ponderings

Pastor's Pondering

Lent is over, and Holy Week has been accomplished! As exhausted as I am, I feel very blessed.  On a Facebook conversation with some of my fellow clergy, the mood and the conversation was filled with disappointment.   525 more words

Pastor's Ponderings

Good Friday Service

Good Friday – March 25, 2016

Prelude                                  

Welcome and Announcements

* Opening Litany

L The world is sometimes a very hard place.
C Life can be cruel; people can be unkind; days are often difficult. 389 more words

Pastor's Ponderings