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A Greeting from Rev. Rick- Fall 2018

The arrival of Fall brings with it the promise of cooler, crisper air, a blaze of tree colors before they fall for the winter, football, the World Series, Halloween and pumpkins and apple cider and, further on, our pause to give thanks for our blessings before we enter another busy holiday season. Then on through Christmas and New Year’s to do it all over again.

Singer Nicole Nordman has a song which we play in worship to mark each transition we make into a new season. In “Every Season” she celebrates and connects our faith in God to each season as it passes, comparing how seasonal changes reflect the different seasons in our lives of faith. It always gets me in the mood to welcome the new season ahead, as she concludes, “You make me new/with every season’s change/so it will be/as you are re-creating me/summer, autumn, winter,spring”.

The song reminds us to give thanks for what has been and for what is yet to come.

Whatever ‘season’ of life you and your family may be in, if you are looking for a new church home or have just moved into the neighborhood, I invite you to stop in any Sunday at 10 am for our worship and Sunday School hour. You will find us a warm and welcoming congregation.

The pages of our website will give you a small taste of the abundant life, joy and laughter that are always bubbling up around here at UPC. If you like what you see, stop in and say hello.

Grace and peace,

Rev. Rick


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58 Drakesdale Rd, Flanders, NJ 07836
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