Pastor’s Notes

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December’s Pastor Notes

by Kirsten Baxter

Well it hardly seems possible, but it is that time of year again.  It seems like just yesterday we were enjoying caramel apples, picking pumpkins, giving thanks with family and friends, and sitting around a bonfire. Now, we have traded that all in for colder weather and the joy of the holiday season. Yet, every year […]

November’s Pastor Notes

by Kirsten Baxter

A number of years ago, a colleague and I stopped for a quick bite at a small fast food restaurant after a spiritually inspiring event. We had spent the afternoon with a large crowd of fellow United Methodists. We worshipped. We prayed. We shared ministry hopes and dreams. The preacher for the event had been […]

October’s Pastor Notes

by Kirsten Baxter

Have you ever had a difficult neighbor? When Mr. Palmer moved into his new house, he and his neighbor got along just fine. They would smile and wave when they saw each other in the driveway. There was no fence between their yards, and they never dreamed that they would ever need one. The problem […]

September’s Pastor Note

by Kirsten Baxter

I love checking Facebook this time of year. One of the joys of being connected with friends from all over is that their kids all attend different schools. For weeks my newsfeed is full of adorable pictures of kids going back to school. As each of these pictures pop up, I pray for the students returning […]

August’s Pastor Note

by Kirsten Baxter

“And Jesus called out to [Simon Peter and Andrew], ‘Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people.’ And they left their nets at once and went with Jesus.” – Matthew 4:19-20, New Living Version Just for the record, I hate moving! And although some say it’s like Christmas when […]