In A Nutshell | August 23, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, There was a great article in today’s Daily Record about our compass group mission trip to New Jersey. The article can be read online at http://the-daily-record.com/religion/2013/08/23/local-volunteers-work-for-a-future-with-hope.I have also attached a pdf file of it for those wishing to have a permanent copy. This Sunday we will continue our “A Fresh Start”Continue reading “In A Nutshell | August 23, 2013”

In A Nutshell | August 16, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, School starts next week. Can you believe it? Where has the summer gone? There’s something about back-to-school that makes everyone feel the possibility of a fresh start. Getting new school supplies is fun and that new pencil box, markers, and notebooks give the feeling of starting with a clean slate. Back-to-schoolContinue reading “In A Nutshell | August 16, 2013”

In A Nutshell | August 9, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, Thank you for your prayers for the mission team traveling to New Jersey this week, returning last night. We primarily worked at the Belmar United Methodist Church, a church that sustained major water damage during Superstorm Sandy last Fall. We met many people and heard their stories, which we will shareContinue reading “In A Nutshell | August 9, 2013”

In A Nutshell | August 2, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, My how time flies! How did it get to be August already?! School will start in just a few weeks and we have many exciting things happening at Oak Chapel UMC as Fall approaches!   Natalie and Pete Bunt, Pam and Kim Domer, and I (along with 18 others from ourContinue reading “In A Nutshell | August 2, 2013”

In A Nutshell | July 26, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, We had a wonderful time of fellowship at the VBS block party on Sunday afternoon. The weather was perfect! I trust that you have taken time to enjoy the great weather this week and soak in the beauty of God’s creation.   This Sunday each of our two worship services willContinue reading “In A Nutshell | July 26, 2013”

In A Nutshell | July 19, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, We had a great time at the Akron Aeros game on Tuesday night! Though it was quite hot and the Aeros lost, the fireworks were fantastic and everyone had fun. I am looking forward to more events like this. Special thanks to Bill Braucher and Rev. Jim Pfander for organizing theContinue reading “In A Nutshell | July 19, 2013”

In A Nutshell | July 12, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, Thanks to all who attended the fellowship luncheon and celebration of my commissioning last Sunday after worship. Your presence was meaningful and the plaque and monetary gift are very much appreciated. I’m grateful for the support of Oak Chapel UMC on my journey to ordained ministry!   Last Sunday was alsoContinue reading “In A Nutshell | July 12, 2013”

In A Nutshell | July 5, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, I trust that each of you had a good Fourth of July, celebrating our nation’s birthday and the freedoms we have in our country. No matter what one’s nationality, though, true freedom is found in Jesus Christ and I pray that you are able to spend some time reflecting on thatContinue reading “In A Nutshell | July 5, 2013”

In A Nutshell | June 28, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, We’ve had a wonderful time at Vacation Bible School this week! Children of all ages have learned about God’s love and ways we can be in service to our family, friends, neighbors and community. It’s not too late to get in on the fun. You may join us tonight for ourContinue reading “In A Nutshell | June 28, 2013”

In A Nutshell | June 21, 2013

Hello, Oak Chapel friends, We had a wonderful week of holy conferencing at Lakeside. I am now home and excited to begin my third year of ministry among you. Many thanks to those who traveled to Lakeside on Tuesday night for the Service of Commissioning and Ordination. I am grateful for your presence and support.Continue reading “In A Nutshell | June 21, 2013”

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