Dear Friends (& Family), Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade last week, I have been struggling with how to voice my own thoughts and feelings about this turn of events. My own sense of grief has been so overwhelming that I resorted to sharing of memes to try to express my own grief, … Continue reading A Pastor’s Thoughts on Human Rights
Dear New Covenant Family, On Sunday we spoke of upcoming long-term studies and the importance of your input. This is your opportunity to respond to the attached/linked questionnaire. The first question is ‘when’; when is it most convenient for you to meet for a study? Please check all available times. The second questions is ‘how/where’; … Continue reading Christian Education coming soon!
I bring you glad tidings! We could all use a bit of good news about now. It seems like bad news might swallow us up. But it won't. Yesterday, Anna's school had 20 new reported COVID-19 cases, the highest yet. And I admit to choking a bit when I saw Dallas County's new highest report … Continue reading Glad Tidings
New Covenant Family, The day is finally upon us when we will return to ‘in person’ worship! It is a moment to be celebrated…cautiously. This is my second writing of this correspondence to all of you. The first was pretty flowery with lots of imagery about dancing together. But before I could finish, the questions … Continue reading Welcome Back!
Cross and sunset Dear Church Family, Lent is upon us and despite a pandemic and blizzards in Texas, we have big plans. I hope you will read to the end so that you don’t miss any option that appeals to you! During worship we will have a time for a “ritual action” in every service. … Continue reading Lent 2021
Cross and sunset This year during Lent, we will examine the seven last words of Christ on the cross in Seven Words: Listening to Christ From the Cross by Susan Robb. While many of us naturally wish to avoid the reality of the cross, it’s from the cross that Jesus speaks and shows his deepest … Continue reading Lenten Study Coming!
SONY DSC It’s been a very long time since I had this much trouble trying to write a newsletter article. I’ve been writing these as long as I’ve been on a church payroll. In the beginning it was difficult to think of a subject. But after I did, the words would usually just flow. Then … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season: We Need One Another
Brothers, Sisters, Siblings in Christ, The times we live in are ever changing. Just when we think we're headed in one direction, something changes and we're going in a completely different direction. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are nothing if not flexible, grace-filled and loving. You're church leadership acknowledges that none of us knows … Continue reading **IMPORTANT Notice!!
A month ago I wrote about taking baby steps as we move forward toward in person worship. Now, though I am cautious in my excitement, I am delighted to announce that we will begin in person worship on October 18th. We required a minimum number of volunteers to implement our re-open plan, and we have … Continue reading The Road Ahead
Good Evening, Church! Have you ever watched a child take those first steps? How exhilarating it is! We get so excited and want to have them practice doing it again and again. We want to show off what they can do...as if this was the first child to ever take a first step. But there … Continue reading Baby Steps!