What does God want for us?

We would all probably agree that God does not want us miserable, tired and cranky.” I read those words in a recent e-mail sent by a co-worker, titled Upcoming Events. She went on to encourage us to “look for, believe for an infusion of joy.”   Read more

“Celebrating good times”

The Rev. Maryanne Ditter, Minister of Spiritual Formation Tabor UMC, Woxall, PA Just a few months ago, I was listening to songs on my computer to try and figure out… Read more

‘Making all things new’

By the Rev. James Anderman, Lead Pastor, Covenant UMC, Springfield PA So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become… Read more

How are we known?

I recently received by e-mail a promotional article that began like this: “When you walk through the front door, you see huge words that say ‘You Belong.’ As you enter… Read more

Be not afraid!

I invite you to picture this scenario: An economy with a huge disparity between rich and poor. Groups of people who fear persecution because of their ethnic identity. A government that is protective about its borders. A leader that is seen…  Read more

Prayer for Unity

Written after the Presidential election by the Rev. Joseph Martin, pastor of Fallsington UMC, and other Lower Bucks County area clergy, and published in the local newspaper, Courier Times. This… Read more

From the Pastor’s Desk

“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being…”  Read more

Carrying the Cross

Bearing the Cross of Love

This walk in which we find ourselves as Christians is not an easy one, nor was it meant to be. We are told to take up our cross to follow Jesus. We are not told to take up this light and easy vacation, but rather a cross.  Read more

Let us be open to new things

Let us be open to new things

A certain man was troubled with dizzy spells, redness in his face and bulging eyes. Every day when he went to his office, he experienced these things. Weekends were not so bad, so he concluded his work was causing his physical discomfort.  Read more

Crossing Bridges for Peace

It all began with a campfire conversation in California nearly a decade ago. I was part of a retreat with the leadership of Philadelphia’s since-closed Cookman United Methodist Church in… Read more