The Word on the Street

The Word on the Street

Evil Has Visited Once Again

I had planned on offering a light-hearted New Year’s piece here in January’s Good News;something uplifting to usher out the old and welcome in the new. But the timing just isn’t right. Our hearts are heavy with not just bad, but evil news, in the waning days of December... [ Full Post ]

Christmas Is For Children

Over the decade that I’ve been your pastor, I’ve shared at least three special childhood Christmases when the gift under the tree on Christmas Morning brought with it incredible jubilation and surprise: The first such Christmas was during pre-school. My first childhood stuffed bear... [ Full Post ]

UMW Lets Us Give and Receive

Once again, the United Methodist Women (the UMW) is hosting two holiday events full of wonderful holiday gift items - and even better, the money you spend on those items will go to local, state-wide, and international mission-giving in support of women, youth, and children. Get great gifts and... [ Full Post ]

The Return of Wednesdays on Wayne Street

It's October, so it's time for the return of our Wednesdays on Wayne Street (WOWS) Concert Series! First Wayne Street and Adventures in Musical Arts present these free midday concerts every June and October, each concert featuring talented local artists. The half-hour concerts begin at 12:15 pm... [ Full Post ]

The Priesthood of All Believers & the August 2012 Good News

When I arrived at one of the churches that I’ve served in my 25 years of full-time ministry, I found that staff members were quick to say: “That’s not my job!” (That church will remain nameless to protect the guilty.) I have always striven to be a servant role model... [ Full Post ]