Pastor’s Blog

Pastor’s Blog

Miracles

Engagement is key to building community. Relationships form and grow, and profound connections sustain us. Consider some ways that our community of faith can step up our engagement with the good people of PB UMC!

Engagement

Engagement is key to building community. Relationships form and grow, and profound connections sustain us. Consider some ways that our community of faith can step up our engagement with the good people of PB UMC!

Tony – The Movie

I recently wrote a piece for our local Beach & Bay Press about a community event to help teach about the experiences of homelessness in San Diego and efforts to reverse the trend of rising numbers.

Stepping Up

Our culture’s tradition is to make resolutions or commitments to ways we might improve our physical, emotional, or spiritual selves. I submit that this tradition might remind us to stay motivated, to maintain the commitments into which we’ve stepped so that we can continue our upward trajectory and achieve even more than we imagine.

Home

Pastor Bob’s December blog post looks at the value of home and traditions during this Christmas season.

Authenticity

When I read studies and articles related to the decline of membership in mainline Protestant denominations, they often lead to explorations of generational differences and ultimately to this question: where are the Millennials?

Community

The church is a community of faith, but what does that actually mean? And why is it important?

Goals

At our Annual Conference in June, Bishop Hagiya set several ambitious goals for each church in our region.

Elation

We all have stuff we get excited about. Is faith something we get excited about??

Sojourn

Dear friends… July brings a particular beginning that is significant to many United Methodists, and the recent conclusion of the California-Pacific Annual Conference makes this even more definitive – particularly for those who participated in the Conference. As your Pastor here at Pacific Beach United Methodist Church, you may know that my “church membership” does not reside at PB UMC or any other local church. My membership resides at the Annual Conference, and it is through our Bishop’s leadership at…