from Patrick's desk

Pastor's Blog

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

  • What does the future hold?

    April 11, 2024 - On April 23rd and running through May 3rd over 1000 United Methodists from four different continents and speaking nearly a dozen different languages will gather in Charlotte, North Carolina for our 2020 General Conference (you heard that right, this is the 2020 General Conference ...

  • New Hope

    March 28, 2024 - Recently I was listening to an interview with writer, spiritualist, and Franciscan priest Richard Rohr, in which he talked about our proclivity as human beings to gravitate towards that which is negative in our life...

  • Showing hospitality

    March 14, 2024 - Hebrews 13 says, “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.  Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”  We are often called to serve and do not know the effect we have on others but in so doing we may be paving the way to extend love, affirmation, and compassion to strangers.