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...

December 19, 2018

Dear Friends,

 I hope you and your loved ones had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’s celebration!

If you are at all like me, you might be saying to yourself: A new year already? Where did 2018 go? It does seem to me that the years are going by much too quickly!

As w...

November 29, 2018

Dear Friends,

The season of Advent is here again. During this season we prepare for the coming of the Christ Child and what that miraculous event means for each us. As it happens every year, there are a lot of things happening: Christmas shopping, parties, traveling, ch...

October 30, 2018

Dear Friends,

As the Thanksgiving season approaches, we have so much for which to be thankful at First Presbyterian Church: three hundred people came to our third annual Spring for Kids, fifty-five children participated for the five days of our Vacation Bible School, we...

August 28, 2018

Dear friends,

                Those words from the Book of Revelation are especially appropriate for this month. The Summer is ending and Fall is beginning – although, as I write this, the                                 temperature is in the 90’s! Summer vacations are...

June 28, 2018

Dear Friends,

      The temperature for this weekend is predicted to be 94 degrees. I guess summer is finally here! We are fortunate to live in an area of the country where we have some beautiful summers. I am reminded of the words to a hymn: “For the beauty of the eart...

March 28, 2018

Dear Friends,

               “Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!” We hear and celebrate those words on Easter Day with trumpet, and hymns, and beautiful flowers and this year Easter Sunday, April 1st, will be no exception. I hope you will be with us as we celebrate th...

January 30, 2018

Dear Friends,

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14th.  The Lenten season is a time for all us to examine our lives as we reflect to the amazing love of God through the life, death, and ultimate resurrection of Jesus Christ. As the words to the familia...

October 23, 2017

Dear Friends,

On Sunday, October 22nd, a new chapter in the life of our congregation began: we broke ground for our new addition! It was a beautiful day.  Construction should begin in early November and should be completed by Easter, April 1st, next year.

As I look back...

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