Message from the Pastor

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April 2016 Message

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A Team Sport One of the big team sports all three of my sons played while they were in school was basketball. I do declare, there were a few years when I would attend 40 games a year! I think learning how to play on a team is an important experience in life. My middle […]

March 2016 Message

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Closer to God Do you have a Spiritual Discipline? Are you wondering what I mean by this? Simply stated, Spiritual Disciplines are intentional activities we engage in, with the goal of getting closer to God. You may have heard of some of the more traditional practices such as prayer, worship, fasting, meditation, Bible study. You […]

February 2016 Message

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To all my new friends at First Congregational Church of Pembroke, I want you to know what a joy it is to become part of your community as your Interim Pastor! You are a loving and caring group of faithful disciples, a wonderful church family, and I have already greatly appreciated our times of shared […]

November 2015 Message

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“Parting is such sweet sorrow…” wrote Shakespeare in Romeo & Juliet, but Pastoral Partings are peculiar and disconcerting: after years of walking hand in hand, pastor and people–sharing life’s highs and lows; praying, working, praising together–the time comes to part ways. This causes us all mixed emotions and thoughts, and can give confusions and bewilderment’s. […]

September 2015 Message

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Start off the September with… The 5 Minute Faith Depth Charge Challenge In my sermon on August 23rd I invited (challenged?) anyone interested to participate in a simple 5 Minutes a day Faith Depth Charge Challenge.  Some of you were curious enough to want to have access to all the possible options to choose from […]

July 2015 Message

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Rev. Jim will be on vacation from July 11 through August 4. In case of any pastoral emergencies during this time, please call Angela Smith 603-219-1644, who will contact the pastor on call. We will be blessed to welcome four guest preachers who all share expertise in Mental Health careers, and have agreed to continue […]

June 2015 Message

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Having announced my retirement effective at the end of November, I find myself reflecting back over these past 7 years in Pembroke. Interestingly enough, the just released “Religious Landscape Survey” by the Pew Research Center happens to cover precisely these same 7 years! So, I found it quite fascinating to read their report documenting the […]

April 2015 Message

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Greetings to you in this Holy Week 2015. I hope you are able to carve out some devotional time to ponder the sacred events of this week as we journey with our Lord to the cross and beyond. For Good Friday, we are holding a special prayer group in the sanctuary at 7 p.m. All […]

February 2015 Message

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We will soon be in the season of Lent. The word comes from “lengthen,” as in the daylight hours are growing in length. It is also the season for growing in the Spirit. All of us who participated in Unbinding the Gospel learned that great growth in both Spirit and Community occurs in small study, […]

January 2015 Message

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To Epiphany and beyond… With apologies to Buzz Lightyear, I invite you to join me in imagining what the Spirit will accomplish among us all at Pembroke Congregational Church in 2015 and beyond! Your input is crucial. One of the delights and consistent discoveries from our prayer group and worship team is the creativity unleashed […]