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January 2018 Newsletter


    The festivities of Christmas are now behind us, but on the Christian calendar, Christmas is not just one day. Instead, Christmas is a season lasting 12 days. Jan. 6, for Christians in the west, marks the end of Christmas and the celebration of...

    December 2017 Newsletter


      Our new church year begins Dec. 3 with the season of Advent, which means “coming.” The four weeks of Advent call us to prepare our hearts for God’s coming – both as we prepare to celebrate Christ’s birth on that first Christmas and as we look for...

      November 2017 Newsletter


        November begins with All Saints Day. Pastor Bill Bailey writes about his favorite saint, Oseola McCarty, a washerwoman from Hattiesburg, Miss., with a sixth-grade education, who at age 87 surprised everyone by giving a gift of $150,000 to the...

        October 2017 Newsletter


          “Our decision to join Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines was made easy after being warmly welcomed by all,” said Debbie Brod, who with her husband, Gary, joined the Kirk in August. They attend the Saturday evening informal worship service and feel...

          September 2017 newsletter


            Fall is a busy time at the Kirk as study groups resume, the choir returns, and Presbyterian Women Circles begin a new year of study and service. “As you find your daily schedules filling up this fall, remember to balance your lives,” Pastor...