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Faith Matters: A call for community: Only in community can we fulfill God’s plan for the church
01-12-2024 11:29 AM

By PASTOR MARK E. ELLIS

One of my favorite movies is “Castaway,” a dramatic, Robinson Crusoe-type tale about one man’s survival on a desert island. Tom Hanks plays FedEx executive Chuck Nolan, who boards a FedEx plane to attend a business meeting in Malaysia. Over the...


Faith Matters: Full assurance of faith
07-07-2023 12:36 PM

By REV. BRETT REITENBACH

How can a person come to God with full assurance? The portion of the Bible called Hebrews was written to Jewish believers in Jesus Christ who were facing persecution. It is one of the richest books of the Bible but is also one of the most difficult to...


Faith Matters: Cultivating deep reverence for the Earth
05-12-2023 4:27 PM

By HETTY STARTUP

What do you see when you look at a rock? Perhaps it’s on the sidewalk, by the ocean or in a garden? Do you wonder how it got there? What is its story? Maybe rocks are not your thing. But as late April’s Earth Day celebrations have now passed, I...


Faith Matters: Charity or generosity, that is the question
04-29-2023 1:26 PM

By THE REV. CINDY LAJOY

Have you ever considered the difference between charity and generosity? Does giving to others make you feel good? When you drop a few coins in The Salvation Army bucket at Christmas, or donate a little to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital, do you take...


St. Mary’s Women’s Club in Orange creating bonds 100 years on 
04-29-2023 1:26 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Today, women make up about 47% of the American workforce, but 100 years ago, that figure hovered around 20%. The norm of the day was for a woman to stay home, supporting her husband and raising children. And the tradition held a grip on society for...


Faith Matters: Nearer to God in a garden
04-21-2023 8:11 PM

By THE REV. LINDARHINEHART NEAS

The poet Dorothy Frances Gurney wrote “The kiss of the sun for pardon, / The song of the birds for mirth, / One is nearer God’s heart in a garden / Than anywhere else on Earth.” When my mother read me this poem for the first time, I asked her why...


Faith Matters: Enlivening our faith
04-14-2023 8:17 PM

By THE REV. HEATHER BLAIS

Our faith is like a garden, and we are the gardeners. I once read that to be a great gardener, we might take classes or read books about gardening, nurture our soil, pay attention, visit other gardens, plant seeds and take chances. This same advice...


Faith Matters: Easter should be a time for the unexpected
04-08-2023 6:00 AM

By BRETT SHERWOOD

If you belong to a church in any capacity, you’re already prepared for tomorrow. The most pastel of your Sunday finest are ironed and laid out and your children’s baskets wait by the door, not to be forgotten in the mad dash to worship. Tomorrow is...


Series of ‘Death Cafes’ prompt tough talks in Greenfield
04-07-2023 5:26 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — In a society “loath to talk about death,” one group is hoping to create an environment where others feel safe to do so. “We fear what we don’t know and then we ‘other’ it and we demonize it,” said Greenfield resident Becca King, an...


Faith Matters: US law based on the Bible’s commandments
03-10-2023 7:57 PM

By ROBERT PECK

The formation of the United States of America was based on what is known as the rule of law to guard us from tyranny and to promote peace and safety for all its citizens. Our forefathers were faced with the challenge of finding laws that would be...


Faith Matters: My sermon for a sick day
03-04-2023 8:05 PM

By THE REV. LIZA KNAPP

I missed church last Sunday.That’s unusual for a pastor. But I was sick on Sunday morning, and as I write this on Tuesday morning, I still am. It could be COVID or just a nasty cold; either way, I hope and expect to be better soon. But meanwhile, I’m...


Faith Matters: Chocolate or no chocolate? That is the question.
02-24-2023 4:40 PM

By THE REV. CANDI ASHENDEN

Well, here we are beginning our Lenten journey. This is the holy time that begins on Ash Wednesday and continues until sundown on Maundy Thursday.In scripture, we are told that this is the time after Jesus’ baptism when Jesus went off into the...


Faith Matters: Apocalypse now? Reflecting on the dissolution of our community and church centers
02-20-2023 7:24 PM

By ALLEN COMSTOCK

This is certainly a time when something is ending and something is beginning. It’s easier to see what’s ending than what’s beginning. How you see what’s ending probably depends on where and when you began.My first memory was V-J Day (the day on which...


Faith Matters: The welcoming heart: Your deepest heart is a “golden door”
02-17-2023 3:15 PM

By GURUJIMA

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,I lift my lamp beside the golden door!’Emma Lazarus poem - Statue of Liberty pedestal,...


Faith Matters: The return of light in our darkest hours
02-03-2023 4:40 PM

By RABBI ANDREA COHEN KIENER

Yes, it’s cold and grey and snowy. It’s February! The cruelest month. But more and more, slowly, slowly, we are beginning to register that the sun is rising earlier and riding higher in the sky. Sunset is holding on a few minutes later each and every...


Faith Matters: Prostration on the pitch: Does God care who wins the game?
01-27-2023 3:50 PM

By JAN FLASKA

The joy of football – global, that is, not American – found its spiritual home in Qatar for one month this winter. Few celebratory storylines were as gripping as Morocco’s run to the semifinals. When that former French colony stood on the pitch facing...


Faith Matters: A tale of two funerals
01-20-2023 3:54 PM

By JANET KEYES

In 2022 our church had two special funerals for deceased members.First there was Tom. I did not know Tom very well, but my husband knew him as a high school classmate, and later as a customer and friend of ours. Tom was a lifelong bachelor in his...


Faith Matters: Pondering accounts of weather in the Bible
01-13-2023 4:02 PM

By BRETT REITENBACH

From Dec. 23 to 27, parts of Buffalo, New York, received a stunning 50 inches of snow along with wind gusts of at least 70 mph. One didn’t have to travel too many miles away from there to see drastically smaller accumulations due to the localized...


Faith Matters: The Magi’s gifts to a king
01-06-2023 6:09 PM

By THE REV. FATHER ROBERT M. KOERBER

“On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary His mother; and they knelt down and paid Him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” (Matthew 2:11) The final piece of the story of...


Chapel rededicated at Thomas Aquinas College in Northfield
03-07-2022 5:05 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

NORTHFIELD — At least 300 people donned their Sunday best as Bishop William Byrne, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, visited Thomas Aquinas College on Monday for the rededication of the Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel.The bishop...

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