Posts by Pastor Nanette (Page 4)

Praying about Addiction this Lent

Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of the season of Lent in the Christian calendar. Ash Wednesday is named for its central ritual – the imposing of ashes on the foreheads of believers in the shape of a cross. This cross is a penitential symbol that reminds us of our human frailty and, in light of that, of our need both for…

A Letter from the Pastor (December 2015/January 2016 Chronicle)

Beloved friends, We have decked the halls here at First Congregational – the church is looking beautiful and I am eager for us to spend our first Christmas Eve celebrating together. The holiday season promises many old favorites (id-e-o-o-o!) as well as some new highlights. Specifically, this year we’re moving to an unrehearsed pageant format. Our 11am worship service on the Fourth…

Beginnings

Dear friends, Beginnings are a rich part of our spiritual heritage. Our scriptures start: “In the beginning…” and beginnings like birth, resurrection, sunrise and baptism are woven into the fabric of Christianity. Now we too are at a particular beginning. This week, Steven and I drove our three pets and some personal belongings from Connecticut to Ohio and, with the help of…