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East Harwich, MA 02645
Tel: 508-432-3734
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A message from our Pastor – February 2024

I have just returned from our nation’s capital and the opportunity to see what a couple of decades of change means there. I attended church at the National UMC where the Sr. pastor is familiar with the New England United Methodist Conference having served here in the past! At the traditional service there was a wonderful choir and organ/organist! But in January, only a few more people than we see on a regular Sunday morning! Of course there were 2 other services in very different styles of worship… While I appreciated the traditional worship, many people are drawn to the less formal options that are also available and the live streaming of these other services show we are indeed a diverse church, proclaiming an inclusive invitation to people of all persuasions.

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A message from our Pastor – December 2023

Beginning in 2012, I had the opportunity to accompany Al LePage on the organ as he took on the role of Englishman Thomas Hutchinson, Traveling Thespian, and did a dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol in the style of Charles Dickens.

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A message from our Pastor – June 2023

Last Sunday was Pentecost, the day the Church was born and was empowered by the Holy Spirit to carry the message of Jesus’ teachings forward. The longest season of the church is devoted to the Church’s witness of Christ. This season lasts From May 28th to December 3rd, in 2023, and, when I was growing up it was called Kingdomtide. Today this season is called “Ordinary” time. For 33 -34 weeks the Church celebrates what is sometimes called “Weeks after Pentecost”.

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A message from our Pastor – April 2023

Holy Week Greetings as April arrives after a [shhhhh] mild winter. For Jesus, the pomp of Palm Sunday and the final opportunities to teach and lead by example, unfold before us. Jesus washing his disciples’ feet and sharing the Passover with them as a memorial meal are often celebrated as services during Holy Week.

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A message from our Pastor – February 2023

Lent begins February 22nd with the observance of Ash Wednesday. Our Lenten theme this year will be ”Looking for Love.” We spend a good deal of our lives Looking for Love, which, of course, means various things to each of us. Our faith tells us that God is Love and that in Christ Jesus “Love looks for Us.” Ultimately Easter tells us that “Love Wins.”

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A message from our Pastor – October 2022

November is my favorite month! For years it was all about partying. My birthday is in November; Thanksgiving is in November. Then my grandchild decided to be born in November! Upstaging me and Thanksgiving by a week… more reasons to party.

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A message from our Pastor – October 2022

The fall is upon us and October will call us to don sweaters and contemplate evening fireside chats. The earlier nightfall will encourage most of us to put on our slippers and give up forays abroad in the dark. It is hard to imagine what life was like for Jesus in a world without electricity and running water. A light in the darkness was truly appreciated and the proximity to a fire was a blessing.

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1 Church St, Harwich, MA 02645
508 432-3734
harwichumc@gmail.com