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Pastor’s eLetters:

  • Nov. 21, 2014 Dear Church, It’s fairly expected that you will hear a lot of people talking about gratitude this time of year, so this note may just be part of the seasonal white noise. Even so, I hope you take it to heart. Because on this, the first Thanksgiving I am spending as your pastor, I want you to hear that I am thankful for all of you. No list could ever be complete, but here are just a few reasons why I’m thankful: - those of you who sit on committees and task forces, giving up nights away from home. - high schoolers who come out to have burritos with their pastor, or let me come to their soccer games or school plays. - bell ringers, singers, and musicians who contribute so much to worship each week. - our dedicated staff who go above and beyond so often. - those of you who drop by Me and ...
  • Nov. 14 Dear Church,This Sunday is our annual Stewardship Sunday. During Sunday’s worship service we will be receiving pledge cards during the regular offering. (If you need a pledge card just let us know, or pick one up before worship on Sunday.) During the offering we will ask those who wish to place their pledge cards in the offering plate and when the offering is received we will offer a special prayer of dedication. On Sunday our Stewardship Committee will also tally the pledges to date, ring a bell, and announce our total afterwards during coffee hour. At first glance this might not sound very “churchy”. Isn’t the church supposed to be above worldly things, after all? Why all this talk about money?I used to feel the same way on Stewardship Sundays. Come Sunday morning I want to talk about Jesus and God’s love, not dollars and cents. And yet, the more time I spend around churches, the more I find real ...
  • Nov 5: Dear Church,Next Tuesday, November 11th, is Veteran’s Day. I would like to recognize the veterans in our church during worship on Sunday, along with their families. If you, or your family member, is a veteran could you please reply to this email and let me know? It would be particularly helpful if you would provide your or your veteran’s branch of service, years of service, and whether you served in any conflict. Finally, if you have a picture of yourself (or a late spouse or other family member) in uniform that you can send, we would love to use that on Sunday as well. Please also let me know if you know of a veteran who is a part of our church community and who might not receive this email in time, so that I can make sure they will be included.Thank you all!Emily
  • Halloween! Dear Church, Last night a few of us stood at the front doors of the church and gave out candy or small non-food treats to trick-or-treaters. Over the course of three hours a host of X-Men, Ewoks, ninjas, Elsas, Woodland Princesses, and more came through our doors. We also had a lot of curious onlookers. There were parents who were surprised to see a church open during the week. And there were others who stopped by to see the impressive display of jack-o-lanterns that our youth had carved in preparation on Sunday night. A few even more about our church and asked to go upstairs and see our sanctuary. As a pastor I’ve always believed that a church needs to be intimately connected to its community. We need to celebrate the good things with our neighbors, and surround them with love in the smallest time. Maybe keeping our doors open to trick-or-treaters sounds ...
  • Oct 24: Dear Church, This Sunday after church we are hosting our annual Ministry Fair in the vestry. The Ministry Fair is a chance for committees and groups in the church to showcase what they do, and to recruit new volunteers. Everything from music to volunteering in the community to helping with flowers for Sunday worship will be featured. If you’ve ever wondered about how you can get involved with something new, this is your chance. Then on Sunday night we will host our Halloween youth event at the church. Middle and High School aged youth should stop by at 6pm for pumpkin carving, pizza, and more. Friends of our youth are welcome! On Thursday, during Exeter’s regular trick-or-treating time, the church will also be open and we will be giving out candy and displaying the pumpkins the youth have carved. Make sure to bring your ghosts and goblins by from 4-7pm. We are going ...
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