Pastor's Desk - Foster Care and the Family

“Fostering is not about us. It never was and never will be. Foster care is about serving, loving on others, and being the one constant in a child’s life when they are going through a really hard time.” - Jeremy Garman

What do you know about Foster Care? Would you want to be a foster parent? Or have you had foster siblings and what was it like? Would you want to keep the tradition in your family? What stories have you heard about foster children and how have those stories influenced your attitude to fostering children? 

Pastor's Desk - April 2023

During this month we celebrate passion Sunday, Holy week, and Easter.  This season marks for me the treatment of the innocent and the triumph of good over evil.

Indeed, the arrest, trial and murder of Jesus by Roman leaders, aided and abetted by his own Jewish religious leaders, is nothing less than barbarous, cruel treatment of the innocent. Pilate’s wife stoutly warned him from a dream received to have nothing to do with that man as he was innocent. Pilate, instead of protecting the innocent, washed his hands of any possible accusation and supposedly of any involvement.

Pastor's Desk - Redeeming Love

The JBU is meeting this month for its 173rd General Assembly under the theme, “Keeping Faith with the Word in an ever-changing World - Embracing the Mystery”. In my reflection on the theme and in keeping with the social focus for this month which is love, because of Valentine’s Day, I thought we could focus on the mystery of Redeeming love. It is no doubt that this is a mystery to be embraced, the fact that God could love the unlovable, the unfaithful and the unlovely.


Pastor's Desk - New Year

As we face a New Year
To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away; (Eccles. 3:1,6)

We look back on the year 2022 with gratitude and look forward with hopeful anticipation. The Year 2022 has, for many of us, been a year which presented us with multiple experiences.

Losses of life