Pastoralia (since 2020)

Windsor Word | May 2021
Two weeks into reopening our sanctuary for safe worship, we continue to learn and to adjust. I will continue to send regular updates to you of ongoing changes as we celebrate the grace and love of God and seek to open our hearts to the challenging call of the Holy Spirit.
Here is a summary of current and ongoing developments in the life of our congregation: More…

Windsor Word | April 2021
In the past month, I have given my full attention to meeting the target Council set for reopening our sanctuary for in-person worship: April 18th. Thanks to the help of many, I gladly report that we will meet this target, though not as we had expected or planned. More…

Windsor Word | March 2021
Installing an audio video system is an act of compassionate care for our shut-ins and members with health concerns who will be the last to rejoin us for in person worship and is necessary for growth in the future.  I encourage Council and the congregation to initiate a fundraising campaign to install an audio video system giving our members an opportunity to care for the least among us and invest in our future together. More…

Windsor Word | February 2021
Last Sunday, January 24th, we hosted a zoom meeting to talk about our Annual Meeting this Sunday, January 31st. The two items on the agenda for our Annual Meeting–Committee nominations and our 2021 Budget–were of less interest than questions about when and how we will return to worship.  More…

2020 Annual Report | January 18, 2021
When I first saw this lovely building and talked with the Search Committee about what God might have in store for us, I was convinced that 2020 was going to be a very good year indeed. More...

Windsor Word | January 2021
This week I learned from Facebook that two of our members have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.  As health care workers both are in the 1a category, first in line to be vaccinated.  More…

Ready for Riding Help, Part 1 | December 14, 2020
Dear Windsor-UCC-Person-Whose-Name-I-Forgot,
You called and we talked soon after I came to the church in July.  
You are a retired teacher, a lover of books and words. More…

A Change is Coming | December 13, 2020
Friends, As we all know, the cornovirus disrupted all the plans we have made, including my plans to use this blog to communicate with you as I begin serving as Pastor of Windsor UCC. More…

Can’t Wait | September 1, 2020,
I am thankful the congregation worked together to call me to serve as your Pastor.  We were all hoping the pandemic would fade, so we could meet face to face, say our hellos, and start our work together. More…