Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2012’

“Calm in the Midst of the Storm” –Mark 4:35-41– June 24, 2012

After a week like this, with the heat and a school year that seems never to end, many people’s thoughts turn to the seaside, to visions of a house by the water, where the breezes blow and where watching the waves roll in is meditative and calming. Moving up the beach as the tide rolls in is about as much …

Breathe in, breathe out

Wed., June 20, 2012–One week left until vacation (but who’s counting?!). Actually, one week left until we leave to prepare for Russ Clark’s memorial service in Potsdam, NY and the committal of his and June’s ashes in the family cemetery plot in Governeur, NY. It will be good to be together as a family and to have that bit of …

“Seeds of the New Creation”– Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:14-17– June 17, 2012

If you were to have the “birds and bees” lecture from an adult living in Biblical times, it might go something like this–”Well, the male plants his seed in a female, and then the seed grows inside the female, who keeps it warm and safe, until it’s time for the baby to be born. Now, have you gotten your chores …

We are connected

June 13, 2012–Two weekends ago I attended the Annual Meeting of the Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ, held at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT. I’ve been going to Vermont Conference Annual Meetings almost every year since I came to Bennington 17 years ago, so now I’m one of the “old ones.” When you’re new to a …

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Toy Box, Book Shelf and Gifts delivered!

Most of our youth group is under the age requirement to work on Habitat sites.  However, our group still wanted to help.  Back in March we used our Potato Brunch fund raiser to raise money to purchase both a bookcase and toybox for the Habitat family who would move into the new Manchester house later in the spring. Andrea Lampron, our …

One enkindled spirit…

Wednesday, June 5, 2012–  William H. Danforth wrote, “One enkindled spirit can set hundreds on fire.” I can think of no more enkindled spirit than that of my beloved father-in-law, Russell Clark, who died this past Sunday morning at home, surrounded, as he was his whole life, by loved ones, enkindled spirits all. My brother- and sister-in-law were beside him, …

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