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Seasonal blessings

Fall began last week. What a wonderful time of year. Kids are back to school, cool crisp air, football and soccer games, the leaves are beginning to change.   What a wonderful time of the year. … more

Talent wins games, teamwork wins championships

Michael Jordan, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, once said: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” There is something about teamwork that … more

Pastor's Pen: The power of beauty

Over the summer, I have been reading Makoto Fujimura’s Art and Faith: A Theology of Making. He believes that “beauty is a gratuitous gift of the creator God; it finds its source and its … more

Faith And Trust

Why do so many people today find faith and trust so difficult? Is it possible that we first need to master what we know before we understand what we believe? The Old Testament words of Isaiah says: … more

Sharing food is holy

Sharing food is holy. Throughout Jewish and Christian scripture, sharing food with people who are hungry is celebrated and set forth as a model for us to follow. God gives manna and quail to the … more


In the Bible, the Greek word translated as “church” means an assembly or gathering of people who believe in the good news about Christ Jesus. They have been shown God’s purpose and … more

Delaware County Fair

There are seven Jewish festivals or feasts outlined in the Old Testament, in the book of Leviticus chapter 23. The Feast of Weeks occurred 50 days after the First-fruits festival and celebrated the … more

“Super Soaker Sunday”

This coming Sunday, Aug. 6, from 2:30 – 5 p.m., United Presbyterian, First United Methodist, and Riverside Alliance churches are once again joining their efforts to present a wonderful summer … more


Summer is in full swing. There are parties and picnics. There are trips and vacations. Graduations and weddings!   So much is going on in our lives.   Our schedules are so full that we seem … more

Pastor's Pen: Ordinary Time

Ordinary time is the time of the year in the Christian calendar when there are no Christian holidays. It starts after the Baptism of the Lord in January and goes through the middle of February and … more


Do we practice meditation? Is it easy or is it hard? The definition of meditation is a combination of reviewing, reflecting, thinking, analyzing, feeling and even enjoying. It is a physical, … more

Be an Angel Investor

An angel investor is an individual who provides funding to startups in exchange for an ownership stake in the company. Angel investors are often willing to take on more risk by investing in … more
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