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. 

  • Youth sunday

    August 11, 2022 - The church Youth group was a significant part of my high school years. Oh, I have little memory of the lessons we had, or the food we ate on Sunday nights. But I still have very clear memories of trips we took, of mission work we did, retreats we went on, and even of the fundraisers we held to make these things happen.

  • bigger picture

    August 4, 2022 - This past Sunday, my message was about our future being dependent not on individual strength, but on commonality - all needing each other. What we build, what we strengthen together is what determines the future, of our society, and of our church.

  • let it speak to you

    July 28, 2022 - Following up on the subject of prayer, I offer you a prayerful meditation, written by artist Judy Chicago:

  • healing of the rift

    July 14 , 2022 - I think my word for this week is "rift." The rift in our nation, the rift in our denomination, the rift in the US Christian churches in general.