Dangling Conversation 2-16-17

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Nzige, Here We Come! Pearce’s fourth VISA (Volunteers In Service Abroad) team to Nzige is leaving today for Rwanda. This past Sunday, our congregation took time to pray for Carol, Laura, Cheryl, and Jackie as they prepare to embark on this time of ministry to our “Linked with Love” partner.       I asked

Gracious Servants The results are in from Pearce’s election central! With a total of 205 ballots cast, the following were elected to three-year-terms on our church’s Official Board: Mike Faro, Susanne Mohnkern, and Donna Barefoot. These three will be assuming their duties at the March 9 sitting of the Board. Mike Vannest was re-elected to

Immersed with Love This past Sunday, Heart & Soul Community Church made use of their new baptistery. The purchase of this baptistery was made possible through the generosity of the Pearce family as a sign of our love and support for this sister congregation. Last October, more than $3,100 was donated through an exit offering.

A Story Worth Hearing! Have you noticed Ethan Woeller helping out in Pearce’s sound ministry on Sunday mornings? I asked Pastor Tim to tell all of us about this wonderful young man and his commitment to service at Pearce. Here’s what Pastor Tim gave me:  This is a story that should be heard. It’s a

Shaped by God’s Story How well do you know the scriptures? If someone asked you to summarize the Bible, what would you tell them? Could you clearly relate God’s Story? Perhaps even more importantly, do you understand your place in His Story? I am hoping our new sermon series will help you know, tell, and

Pastoral Transitions at Pearce Pastor Mike and I, with deep gratitude to God and the Pearce family, announce our resignations. Pastor Mike has accepted, effective March 20, 2017, the position of lead pastor at Hope Chapel – a Free Methodist congregation in Perry, New York. And, as of December 31 of this year, I will

Wally Meet Wally I’ve received many undeserved honors over my nearly four decades as a pastor, but a recent one is surely one of the most memorable and enjoyable ones. This past Saturday, I met Wally, a sixteen-week-old Bernese mountain dog. His owners, Joey and Rachel Lee, now live in Boston. I had the privilege

Always Winter and Never Christmas! Winter officially arrived in Rochester at 5:44am yesterday (Wednesday), although we have experienced winter weather for a few weeks already. I, for one, haven’t minded it. I love winter. I think I love winter, in part, because of Christmas. How delightful to gather on a cold winter’s evening in anticipation

Blessed By Their Presence I thought it appropriate to call your attention to the fact that two of Pearce’s “tribal elders” will soon celebrate their birthdays. Howard Myer and Arden Travis will both be turning 97! Howard was born on Christmas Day and has been attending Pearce since 1984. He is still able to join

Almost There is Almost Gone! The Christmas season always passes too quickly for me. Every year, I tell myself to move slowly and deliberately savor the anticipation of Christ’s coming. But time is passing and Christmas is only two weeks away. I would be remiss in my responsibilities as the lead pastor at Pearce if