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Calling

In the month in between my first call and my current call, I spent some time reflecting on what I’d learned, what I wanted to bring with me, what I wanted to do differently. And once again, I realized that … Continue reading

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Have we, too, forgotten?

Then they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. 10Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told … Continue reading

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My Story with the Clergy Consultation Service

The Rev. Margaret E. (“Peggy”) Howland I was one of the clergypersons who co-founded the clergy consultation service in 1969 in the Capital District of New York State (Albany, Troy and Schenectady area).  I had recently been called as Pastor … Continue reading

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Take a Hike!

Many of you in the Presbytery know I love to hike. From early spring through the fall I often spend my entire Sabbath day hiking or climbing; and on my blog I detail many of the hikes I’ve taken and … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage and Vacation

Happy Fourth of July – the beginning of summer, and for many, the beginning of summer vacation. The Thursday morning adult education class at the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown has been studying Christianity and World Religions using a book … Continue reading

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Hope, Frustration, and A Way Forward: A Tale of Two General Assemblies

There are actually far more than two General Assemblies, if we wanted to be subjective about it. And ironically, two of the “breakaway” Presbyterian Churches held their GA’s this same past week. But the two I compare are the Assembly … Continue reading

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We Live, We Die, Yet Death Does Not End It

“First cry, cry, cry your heart out, it is love, it is the only way…” -Ted Rosenthal  “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby There is a … Continue reading

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