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. 

  • to heal our mother earth

    September 30, 2021 - The time to prevent climate change is past, some scientists say. Earth's climate has been in a stable state for about the last 10,000 years - unusually cold and unusually stable. Many believe that we have now entered a warmer, less stable time in our geological climate.

  • for empathy

    September 23, 2021 - A portion of the blessing "For Empathy," by Meta Herrick Carlson:

    The world is not lacking opinions simplified by hindsight, advice for the weary, subscriptions to the standardized.

  • because of who we are

    September 16, 2021 - It is a hot topic these days - why help people from other countries, when we don't even know who they are? What makes them deserve our help anyway? In her book Immigration and the Bible - a guide for the Radical Welcome, UM minister Joan Maruskin wrote:

  • growing wisdom

    September 2, 2021 - Wisdom. Is it something to be found? Something to be grown? Something we can get from others who are wise? Something that only experience teaches us?