June 2024 Message From Pastor Stephanie “Seasons”

As we move from Spring into Summer, I’m just now finally getting accustomed to it actually being Spring! When I lived in Arizona, I desperately missed the seasons changing. I missed the rhythm of the fast pace of summer moving into a slower pace in the Fall as the earth slowly began its slumber. The slow contemplative nature of Winter, … Read More

Youth Groups for June 2024

Pathfinders is for students in Grades 1-3. Leaders are Brenda Tousignant (203 232-1525 or soxj269@aol.com) and Lori Vigeant. Trailblazers is for students in Grades 4-6. Trailblazers leaders are Jessica and John Bedosky. If you have questions, need to register your student or want to help out, contact Jessica (jbed546@aol.com or 203 910-0945). We need a leader for this group D/C … Read More

Women’s Ministries for June 2024

Annual Picnic: Women Ministries invites all girls and women of the church and their friends to our annual picnic on Monday, June 3, at 6 pm at Ann Ryan’s. Please bring a potluck dish and join us for dinner, games, a devotional, and dessert! Kitchen Detail: Tuesday, June 4, at 9:00 am. Book Club next meets on Wednesday, July 10, … Read More

May 2024 Message From Pastor Stephanie “Belonging”

God created us to belong, both to him and to one another. But our pride drove us far away, both from him and from one another. Now Jesus is bringing us back, both to him and to one another.Maybe you won’t know what the Heidelberg Catechism is, unless you grew up in a Presbyterian church or in a church that … Read More

April 2024 Message From Pastor Stephanie “Woven Threads”

The sleeve of my favorite black sweater got a tiny rip where the cuff meets the sleeve, so the other day I got out a needle and thread to fix it. As I carefully recalled childhood memories of how my mother taught me to hide those tiny stitches, I also noticed this drip of coffee on the outside of the … Read More

March 2024 Message From Pastor Stephanie “Brokenness and Building”

Have you seen the movie “Annihilation?” It’s not my usual type of movie (I’m not much into sci-fi or scary movies) but so many friends recommended it, so I decided to take a chance. It definitely wasn’t a feel-good kind of epic sci-fi, but was a “that really made me think and I’m still thinking about it” kind of movie. … Read More

February 2024 Message From Pastor Stephanie “The Invitation of Jesus”

A friend of mine who was raised in a fundamentalist home told me a disturbing story recently. One Sunday morning, the youth pastor at her church passed out three-inch galvanized nails to all the students in his care. He instructed them to keep these in their pockets at all times. Whenever they had an impure thought or disrespected their parents … Read More

January 2024 Message From Pastor Stephanie “Thinking Ahead”

It’s January, which means we are thinking all the things about a new year, starting fresh, and New Year’s Resolutions. Promises we make to ourselves to do better and be better in the new year. I am not here to judge anyone for making resolutions, nor will I judge anyone if you don’t follow through with them. But I do … Read More

December Message From Pastor Stephanie”The Power of Waiting”

We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you. (Psalm 33:20-22) I’ve often been a bit stingy about my Christmas spirit, telling myself I need to wait … Read More