'gifts' Tagged Posts

'gifts' Tagged Posts

We Believe: The Holy Spirit

We conclude our series on The Apostle’s Creed exploring The Holy Spirit. Generally, we might celebrate Pentecost thinking about the Gifts of the Spirit, but Paul also reminds us of the Fruits of the Spirit. Sometimes we are able to see these in unexpected places.

Theological Statements

Theological statements are all around us, from the ways we treat each other to the things we proclaim as a part of our faith. And maybe even more…

Stewardship

October has become the traditional month at Pacific Beach UMC when we embark on our annual Stewardship campaign. It is a time where we recommit – or perhaps commit for the first time – ourselves to supporting the ministries of PB UMC and of the broader connected Church. We hear sermons intended to inspire thoughtful commitment and generosity, sometimes we hear from members of the congregation, we receive letters from the pastor, and we fill out a card indicating our…

Stewardship & Saints

I confess that today is a difficult day. While this will be read in October, I write in late September on the 30th anniversary of my mother’s death. And so it’s a difficult day. And I am reminded of all those who have lost loved ones with an understanding that the time of grief does not lessen the hurt. Yes, it gives us tools we can use to manage our aching, but – for me – to claim that the…

Christmas for our Wednesday Night Guests

Our Christmas Dinner for our Wednesday Night guests will be held on December 17th this year. Chef Ben is planning on cooking a wonderful Ham dinner with all of the fixings! If you would like to share in this Christmas offering to our less fortunate neighbors, you have plenty of opportunities to contribute! Gifts: We are seeking contributions of new (mostly) men’s athletic crew or longer socks, adult-sized watch caps (also known as beanies, tooks, knit caps), neck scarfs, hoodie…

Connexion

Back when the film Gone in 60 Seconds came out (the one from 2000, not the one from 1974), Beth and I had the opportunity to go to the film’s “red-carpet” premiere. It was a good time, it was completely packed… And I met both Michael Clark Duncan and Ben Affleck. In the bathroom. When I worked at Six Flags Magic Mountain, part of my job as an “Operations Supervisor” was to walk VIPs around the park, especially for those…