from jeannie's desk

Pastor's Blog

Click below to read weekly messages from Rev. Jeannie Himes, senior minister of St. Stephen's United Methodist church. 

  • good enough

    July 22, 2021 - A recent article in The Christian Century makes the case that the first prayer in the Bible happens in the Garden of Eden. The human's response to God's question "Where are you?" is "I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid." (Genesis 3: 9-10)

  • wounds

    July 15, 2021 - In his sermon this past Sunday, Victor McCullough referred to Henri Nouwen's book The Wounded Healer. Here is something of what Nouwen says there:

  • not just with words

    July 1, 2021 - This past Sunday, as everyone shared in the time of Joys and Concerns, I was struck by the amazing generosity of spirit that was shown. In asking for prayers for those in need, we also heard about how people of our community are giving of their hearts, time, energy, and bodies.