One last top 10 list before sabbatical!

Before I head out on Sabbatical, I wanted to give you one more Top Ten list.    I hope that during this time of discernment that you increase your giving of time, talent, and treasure to the church. Now is the time to demonstrate in word and in deed that you love the church. Be… Continue reading One last top 10 list before sabbatical!

Notes From Your Executive Board re: Sabbatical

Prior to my becoming involved in the leadership at Church of the Palms, when I heard the word “sabbatical,” I thought of a professor taking time away from teaching to do research, write, or travel. I’ve since learned that the word “sabbatical” is a biblical term related to the Sabbath, the seventh day or day… Continue reading Notes From Your Executive Board re: Sabbatical

Mental Wellness / Sabbatical Farewell / Ministry Fair / Fellowship Cookout

Sunday, May 15, 2022 will be a special day at Church of the Palms. During the worship service we will focus on mental wellness and hear from members of our WISE Congregation for Metal Wellness Team. It will be Pastor Paul’s last Sunday with us before embarking on his well-earned sabbatical. After the service, our… Continue reading Mental Wellness / Sabbatical Farewell / Ministry Fair / Fellowship Cookout

Just a few more weeks until…

Yeah, I’m still here. And I’m trying to finish these last few weeks before Sabbatical—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I begin with two words: Thank you! Thank you for these past six years in which we have journeyed together. There are so many instances where I have seen God at work within the walls of this church… Continue reading Just a few more weeks until…

Tuning our Ears for a Sabbatical

Sabbaticals are a time for tuning our ears for listening carefully, for discerning the texture and quality of our own paths, for attending to God’s unceasing, creative plea amidst the noise of cultural pressures, the busyness of life, and our own self-limiting habits. Sabbaticals are for pastors and for congregations. I will be going on… Continue reading Tuning our Ears for a Sabbatical