Message from the Pastor

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August 2016 Message

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Hearing Voices It was a beautiful day today, so I decided to take a walk outside the church. That’s when I started to hear them. The voices, I mean. At first all I could hear was the steady traffic noise on Pembroke Street. Then the voices came – from the bushes first. They were reminiscing […]

July 2016 Message

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On my most recent Monday off, Dennis and I took an afternoon bike ride at the ocean. It was a different kind of ride for us because we did not have an objective or a goal. We did not concern ourselves with the length of time we would ride, or the miles covered, or the […]

June 2016 Message

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A few years ago, when my youngest son was working his way towards the end of his undergraduate degree, he was wondering what would come next. And so was I! His internship eventually turned into an offer of full time employment, and off he went to live and work in Boston after his college graduation. […]

May 2016 Message

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It’s Sacramental Every first Sunday of the month we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion in our worship service. Have you ever noticed how, at the end of the invitation to the Sacrament, I say these words: “Come not because you must, but because you may.” These words are not original to me. They are […]

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 […]