“Come join us as we observe the Season of Lent” typically gets three responses from those at our church. Lent? People who ask this question know very little about the church and even less about the seasons of the church year. So they sincerely ask questions about what we do and why we do it.
On Sunday, January 29th our Annual General Meeting is happening at KesPres and following worship there is a potluck. I love potlucks but this potluck will be slightly different. I can remember one of the first potlucks we ever had at KesPres. We were a “new” church with many “new to church” people. Some brought
I am not a gardener and I have never claimed to be. So I was intrigued when a colleague and a friend used a phrase with me that he used with his own congregation. He told me he was inspiring his church to “prepare to grow.” I am not a gardener but I understand what
“A guy posts a sign and the most amazing thing happens that you aren’t going to believe….” I thought I would begin my blog this way because I get a lot of these kinds of posts on my Facebook feed and chances are so do you. Most of them, however, I don’t read. But I
As Allyson and I sat out on one of our many campfires the other night I noticed something different. The heat of the previous week had broken and the air seemed noticeably cooler. “Fall is in the air,” I remember saying to Allyson. Summer is supposed to be a time of rest and relaxation, an
It was a busy Sunday. There was worship and a reminder from Allyson that “thankfulness” needs to be the starting point in prayer. Directly following worship we watched our “KesPres Year in Review” in pictures that reminded us that behind the numbers of the upcoming AGM we see the people we are called to love
“There are some things money can’t buy.” Do you remember those series of commercials by Mastercard? Of course Mastercard lets you know that to arrive at that state of Mastercard bliss you have to use their plastic card more than a few times. But is that always the case? We’ve recently come through a very
There are many things that guests can complain about when it comes to the church but maybe none worse than when people say the church is “not very welcoming.” But can a church be too welcoming? Have you ever thought about this? At KesPres, following our opening song(s) and Lord’s Prayer people are invited to
KesPres knows a thing or two about hockey. If you don’t know, we spent 11 years renting Sunday space in a community center that overlooked not one, but two ice pads. We joked with those who did not know us that we had our pianist play some of the traditional “piano hockey riffs” in worship.
In an age of “me” and “selfies” it’s nice to take some time to teach kids by by doing. did that very thing this past Thursday when we took 2:6 to the Gathering Place here in Keswick to serve. The Gathering Place is a free community meal in our community. I told the kids that