Whoever has stopped dreaming has started to die. No matter how old or young you are, never stop dreaming. Les Brown, motivational speaker and author, puts it this way, “You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” Dreams keep you energized, hopeful, and give you a reason to move […]
The Southern New England Conference held its 37th Constituency Session on May 21 in the pavilion on the campground in Lancaster, Massachusetts. The delegates reelected David Dennis, president; and José Alarcón, executive secretary to serve for the next quadrennial. The position of treasurer was referred to the newly-voted executive committee. The former treasurer, Joel Tompkins, […]
Bermuda Institute (BI) embraced its senior community through an innovative initiative of its librarian, Patricia Fulton. She started an outreach program—a senior book club in the school library. The club operates outside of the regular school day. The seniors meet every fourth Sunday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to hear classic […]
I love young adults; they are spiritual, intelligent, and caring people. They love the church wholeheartedly and they are looking to serve the church earnestly. However, many are leaving the pews while others are disengaged. What can we do to alleviate this problem? I’ve learned three key components to young adult retention through my interactions […]
Wow! Have you ever noticed how time passes by so quickly? School starts—then it ends; and another year is over. For me, that cycle has continued for almost 42 years; but this year that cycle ends, as I have retired from denominational work. Oh, at the time of this writing I’m still working three-quarter time, […]
Is it time for our children to leave the cities? That may sound like a strange question, but, dear reader, don’t tune out just yet. Let me tell you what’s been on my mind. On September 1, 1939, the British government began execution of a plan called “Operation Pied Piper.” The purpose of Pied Piper […]
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