New Brunswick

This is a copy of my presentation and request to New Brunswick Presbytery tonight … We are now at the end of my three year term as Regional Presbyter in Monmouth and New Brunswick presbyteries.  Both presbyteries and I agreed to a three year term so that we could give…

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GA Summary

Below is a very broad summary of the major decisions made last week at the 221st General Assembly of the PCUSA in Detroit. By now you have undoubtedly heard news of the “big” issues at GA this summer.  At the Monmouth presbytery meeting on Tuesday, our commissioners and YAAD shared…

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Fewer Paychecks for Pastors

I was watching this piece by Religion and Ethics Newsweekly this morning and thought, “Yes, this is a challenge of the church today.”  The reality of old-line congregations is that their congregations are aging and decreasing in membership; their buildings are requiring more upkeep; their budgets are stretched to the point…

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Calling all Millennials!

The Presbytery of New Brunswick made some bold motions at our last presbytery meeting.  After my report with Lorelei regarding the decisions of the council about the sabbatical, their was much discussion.  One presbyter rose to offer two motions 1) that we proceed to discover ways to be one church on…

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