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December 2019 Newsletter


    As we approach this Christmas celebration, amidst the stresses and strains in our country, I am drawn to two stories, one historic, one literary.

    November 2019 Newsletter


      I have told and retold this story many times. It is a favorite. I first read it in The New York Times years ago (Nov 24, 1984). It concerned a man named Michael Greenberg who gave away gloves to those in need in New York City for 30 years...

      October 2019 Newsletter


        Methodist Bishop Will Willimon once told the story of a University professor who firmly declared he was absolutely committed to non-violence and peacemaking.

        September 2019 Newsletter


          The Wednesday class will be An Introduction to the Bible, covering a number of topics designed to increase our skills and competencies in making sense of the Bible. The Thursday class will be reading Peter Gomes’ “The Good Book,” also intended...

          August 2019 Newsletter


            Those of you who attend worship regularly at the Kirk will recognize this verse from St. Paul: “God loves a cheerful giver” from his Second Letter to the Corinthians (9:7). It is one of my favorite verses and I often use it to introduce the...