Pastor's Blog

April 12, 2018: Alpha Course and Balaam - I love being a pastor and I love even more that I get to serve at Faith UMC. This week I’ve been through a wide range of emotions – it was full of ministry moments I won’t soon forget. I felt excitement and anticipation as we got ready to kick off the new sermon series “Is That Really In The Read More
April 5, 2018: New Cross and New Sermon Series - Thank you to our Youth, Praise Chorus, Band, Staff, Worship Team, and ministry teams (media, worship hosts, greeters, kitchen, welcome center, counters, readers, and set up) that made this year’s Holy Week and Easter unforgettable. If you were not able to be here on Sunday, you missed an amazing morning of worship and the unveiling of the new cross. This Read More
March 29, 2018: Easter is Here … No Fooling! - I know it is early this year, but Easter is here. For the first time since 1945, Easter falls on April Fool's Day. No fooling, our first service will begin at 7 a.m. We also have services at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Did you know that our Easter services over the last five years have averaged about 500 people, Read More
March 22, 2018: Holy Week - It’s hard to believe, but Easter is less than two weeks away. Which means this Sunday is Palm Sunday. If you want to know more about Palm Sunday, check out this quick Chuck Knows Church video. Palm Sunday is one of my favorite Sundays of the year. Why? First, because of the fanfare — the processional with children waving palm Read More
March 15, 2018: Change - I am thankful that this week is Spring Break as my body struggles to adjust to the time change. I find myself staying up later and not wanting to get out of bed in the morning. But with intentionality and discipline, and a little time, I will adjust and things will get back to (new) normal. There’s a season for Read More
March 8, 2018: Empathy - This week has been quite a week! It’s been a week full of constant reminders about how diverse the relationships I have in my life, work and ministry are. These diverse relationships are important. How I live into these relationships matters. The ever-widening 'Us vs. Them' mentality we seem to be experiencing in our society can make relationships even more Read More
March 1, 2018: Creating Space for God - After living in the same house for 18 years now and adding three children over the course, I constantly find myself wanting to purge. We have too much stuff — too many books, too many DVDs, too many ... So I find myself trying to create just enough space so that I can fit the new things in ... This Read More
February 23, 2018: Lenten Journey - How is your Lenten Journey going? Have you broken down? Have you already eaten some chocolate or had a cup of coffee? Or have you missed a day of reading? I totally messed up this week. Today, in the midst of a lot of chaos and rain, I pulled in and got lunch on my way to another meeting. My Read More
February 15, 2018: Love… - On the day after Valentine's Day, a holiday set aside to focus on love, I long for more love in our world. As the news of the 18th school shooting of 2018 streamed across my news feed and social media, my heart broke. Not again ... What was your first response? How many of you remember Columbine? If you are Read More
February 8, 2018: What Will You Do? - Several months ago as I was planning for spring, I noticed something really odd — something I had never seen before in my life. (It hasn’t happened since 1945.) Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day are the same day. And … Easter falls on April 1 (April Fool’s Day). Ash Wednesday kicks off the season of Lent, the weeks where Christians Read More