Categories: Heart & Mind

HEART AND MIND – MARCH 2024 – Dr. Louis Yock

With its five years worth of work completed, all well done and comfortably within budget, the Building Construction Committee dissolved itself at its last meeting in February. The committee started before COVID, and through a pandemic, and blocked access to the back of the building, and then blocked access to the front of the building, […]

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HEART AND MIND – JANUARY 2024 – Dr. Louis Yock

In Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first inaugural address, he said, “let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” These are mighty high and powerful words to begin a pastoral column in a church newsletter. Luckily, […]

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HEART & MIND – DECEMBER 2023

A popular song when I was in high school was Dan Fogelberg’s Same Old Lang Syne from 1980. It springs to mind this time of year because, being as odd in high school as I am now, I knew that the spelling of “old” in the New Year’s Eve song Fogelberg was referencing was “auld.” […]

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HEART AND MIND – November 2023

There’s a lot of grim news from the world lately—Israel, Gaza, Washington, Maine, Ukraine. There is so much that major events are barely mentioned, like the unprecedented category 5 hurricane in Acapulco. All this as the cold and dark of autumn begins to close in around us. I know that if I’m not careful, I […]

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HEART & MIND – AUGUST 2023 DR. LOU YOCK

Starting next month the Sanctuary will be closed for the renovation of the front of the church. At press time, we anticipate this will happen after the Sunday Service on September 3rd. The exact dates for starting the remodel will be worked out the first couple of weeks of August. The Building Construction Committee, the […]

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Heart and Mind – June 2023 – Dr. Lou Yock

June is certainly full of potential. Its weather promises a season of growth, and our pulpit topics ask us to consider the great things we are capable of as individuals, and a community. In June, we look around and consider and plan for the outcomes we strive after—the outcomes we hold in common, that are […]

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