In which we learn about life and love from Winnie the Pooh and Friends

  Link to Service This morning, we take a moment to remember our ancestors; we remember the grandparents and parents, aunts and uncles, perhaps brothers and sisters and cousins who shared our life but are no longer with us.  So many of these people helped to shape who we are and how we lived our lives.  […]

The Incredible Gift of Life

The Incredible Gift of Life (Inspired in part by the poetry of Mary Oliver) November 8, 2015   Text:  Psalm 100 excerpt & 1st Peter 4: 8 – 11 My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird—      equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the […]

What’s YOUR Reason?

October 18, 2015 Text:  Isaiah 55: 1 – 13 & 1 Corinthians 12: 4 – 7 Lady Edith Crawley of Downton Abby experienced a big disappointment in her life. She was jilted at the altar by her fiancé́ who said “ I can’t go through with this” and walked away. Time passes, and she ventures […]

Being Leaven

September 6, 2015 – Rev. Jan Hryniewicz Text:  1 Chronicles 22: 13- 16 & Matthew 25: 31 – 40 Labor Day weekend, a weekend some dread and others adore!  Summer draws to a close ….and we move either gleefully or reluctantly into a new season.  Brand new back packs filled with blank notebooks and sharp […]

Wings and Arms

August 16, 2015 – Rev. Jan Hryniewicz   Text:  Matthew 13:  1 -9 & 18 – 23   This past week, I had face to face conversations with two clergy friends of mine who are currently serving churches. After discussing a variety of topics, each one asked me what I was preaching about on Sunday.   […]

A Nest that God Built

July 19, 2015 – Rev. Jan Hryniewicz   Text: Luke 6: 47 – 49 & John 17: 20 – 26   I can’t resist beginning my remarks today by sharing this very funny….and profoundly true email I received this week…with apologies to huge Facebook fans: For those of my generation who do not really comprehend […]

Can These Bones Live?

February 1, 2015 – Rev. Jan Hryniewicz Text: Ezekiel 37: 1 – 14 & Mark 1: 21 – 28 While preparing for a Sunday such as this, I debated what to offer as a message. It’s Super Bowl Sunday, the super semi-annual church meeting and mid winter in snowy Maine which often means an epidemic […]