Category Archives: From the Pastor

Rev. Bruce Away

Rev. Bruce will be away from Monday, November 26th through Wednesday, November 28th. If  pastoral care is needed, please contact Moderator, Beth Zelazo, 283-3059, Head Deacon, John Theofane, 283-5782, or the church office, 283-6958 and they will contact the pastor … Continue reading

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A Special Thank You

Thank you to everyone who had a hand in the worship services of November 4 (All Saints) and  November 11 (Veterans Day and honoring Vietnam era veterans). Claudia Schmidt’s music on November 4 was extraordinarily inspiring and uplifting as we … Continue reading

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Calendar – Nov & Dec 2018

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Thank You SCC!

I am touched and deeply appreciative (and a little embarrassed) by your recognition of me during “Pastor Appreciation Month” at worship on October 28. I am blessed to be a part of this supportive congregation with such competent leadership, enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Happy Veterans Day Weekend!

One reason to be proud of living in Massachusetts is that veterans receive very good support here.  Unlike any other state, there is a Veterans Service Officer (VSO) in every town in Massachusetts. In Palmer as in Ware, we are … Continue reading

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Preaching In Pumps

In the spirit of imparting ideas to others, Rev. Sarah Weaver of the Rehoboth Congregational Church agreed to share a portion of her most recent blog, Preaching in Pumps, that addresses how churches should be ‘comfortably uncomfortable.‘ “I get so many … Continue reading

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Hope

Hope looks for the good in people instead of harping on the worst. Hope opens doors Where despair closes them. Hope discovers what can be done Instead of grumbling about what cannot. Hope draws its power from a deep trust … Continue reading

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MAKING THE MOST OF IT!

People have heard me say many times in the last two and a half years as moderator, “we have to look at ourselves with fresh eyes.” If you haven’t heard me say it, well, there it is. I’m always amazed … Continue reading

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Worshiping at St. Paul’s Unitarian-Universalist Church – July 1, 8 and 15

July 1, 8 and 15, we will be worshiping at St. Paul’s Unitarian-Universalist Church (10 a.m.) at 1060 Central Street, Palmer.

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From the Editor’s Desk – Father’s Day 2018

Sunday is Father’s Day, the annual holiday where Americans celebrate the men who made them. You may love dear old dad, but how much do you  actually know about the observance in his honor? Brush up on your Father’s Day … Continue reading

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