October 31, 2019

Dear Friends,

Words cannot adequately express my thanks for the wonderful send off as we conclude our 29 years together. The love and joy that filled the room on the 20th, my last Sunday, was remarkable. Know that you will continue to be in my prayers and my heart as I’...

October 1, 2019

Dear Friends,

                 Where do I begin. As I write this on Monday, I’m basking in the glow of yesterday. First, the amazing presentation of Vivaldi’s Gloria by our Chancel Choir, guest singers and strings. As someone said: “I don’t think you could ever experien...

September 2, 2019

Dear Friends,

                 Summer is coming to a close and the Fall season at First Presbyterian Church is gearing up! As you can see in this newsletter, there is a lot happening in September. That’s not to say that we took it easy this summer. In the last month we...

August 1, 2019

Dear Friends,

As I write this, forty-five excited children are having a blast participating in our Vacation Bible School, “To Mars and Beyond!” The theme for this year comes from Ephesians 3:20, “Glory to God, who is able to go far beyond all that we could ask or imagin...

July 1, 2019

Dear Friends,

         

         As I write this, the Fourth of July is days away. Where did the first six months of 2019 go?! The summer season is upon us and after all the rain, I’m ready for some nice sunny, warm days! As I have...

June 1, 2019

As I write this, I’m still filled with joy over the wonderful success of our Fourth Annual Spring for Kidz Carnival last Saturday. Over 400 people came and enjoyed the bounce houses, the obstacle course, the games, making slime, dunking Chris Caruso and Mayor Kevin Haw...

May 1, 2019

Dear Friends,

            

I hope you were able to be a part of the recent Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Easter worship services at First Presbyterian Church. A number of you said those services were among the b...

April 1, 2019

Dear Friends,

The other day I found this story from 2014 by Ben Patterson:

“Sometimes I think the church has forgotten how to celebrate, how to party. Maybe it is because we have forgotten what Jesus has done for us. Or maybe it’s because the stories in the Bible have go...

February 28, 2019

Dear Friends.

This year the season of Lent starts on Ash Wednesday, March 6th and continues until Easter Sunday, April 21. Lent is a period of 40 days (not including Sundays) set aside by the Church as a time for reflection and renewal.

At First Presbyterian Church Lent...

January 31, 2019

Dear Friends,

Despite a week’s delay, the Annual Congregational Meeting took place last Sunday, January 27th. After we heard the financial reports as well as staff and committee reports for 2018, I can say without a doubt, that First Presbyterian Church in Hawley, PA is...

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