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. 

  • summertime ease

    June 24, 2021 - This week marks the official beginning of summer, even though we have already retuned our thoughts and schedules to summertime ease. 

    We live with the idea of long, lazy summer afternoons, whether or not that is real for us.

  • the harsh reality

    June 17, 2021 - "The past is never dead. It's not even past." - William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun

    We had a good sized group travel together to the Greenwood area of Tulsa, to visit the historic Vernon AME Church, the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, and the new Greenwood Rising museum. We saw very memorable things as we walked on hallowed ground and breathed air where once there was thick smoke.

  • pilgrimage

    June 10, 2021 - A number of years ago I was talking with a long-retired man who had had an illustrious career. He had been a federal court judge, and close friend of Harry Truman. He held up his cell phone and said - "right here, in my pocket, there is more power than I ever had in my career."