Pastor Vern’s Blog

Some Final Thoughts…Release of Vows

Some Final Thoughts… Release of Vows…   Dear Friends in Faith, Sunday, July 16 will be my last worship service here at The Congregational Church of Littleton. I want to thank you all for the many ways you have allowed me to be your pastor. I will look back fondly on our time together; and…

Meaningful Goodbyes…

Meaningful Goodbyes… Dear Friends in Faith, I read somewhere that how we say goodbye in all the lesser goodbyes of life prepares us for that final goodbye at life’s end. I believe that. I also believe that how we say goodbye says a lot about who we are, the depth of our relationship, and how…

Easter Continues

Easter Continues…. Dear Friends in Faith, I’m writing this article on the day after Easter. When you get it Easter will have been just a few weeks ago. We celebrated that life is stronger than death, love is stronger than hate, good is stronger than evil. It’s easy to celebrate that in the midst of…

Resurrection…What Does It Mean to You?

Resurrection…What Does It Mean to You? “In the Resurrection of Christ, we are not talking about the resurrection of an old thing, but the raising up of what will always appear to be an utterly new thing. Resurrection is not about a man returning to his body, nearly as much as a universal man leading…

Scripture of the Week

Friends in Faith, Below is the Scripture of The Week for the Second Sunday of Lent – John 3:1-17. It will be the focus for the sermon this coming Sunday, March 12. You’re invited to go a little deeper with it by attending our Sermon Exploration Gathering or taking advantage of the Seed Questions listed…

A way to go deeper during Lent

A way to go deeper during Lent † A way to get more out of Scripture † A way to get more out of Sunday Sermons “Scripture of the Week” is a way for all of us–as individuals and as a congregation–to engage scripture at a deeper level during the season of Lent. The actual…

Minister’s Blog, June 2016

Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self Dear Friends in Faith, As I’ve thought about my plans for the summer, one of the things I thought about is my summer reading list. I’m not sure exactly what it will be but one thing is clear, I plan to re-read the book Immortal Diamond, by…

Easter is Everywhere, Easter is Now

Easter is filled with meaning — God’s love is stronger than hate, hope is stronger than despair, life is stronger than death. These meanings, and many more, are all present in the resurrection of Jesus. But what we sometimes forget is that resurrection is not a one-time, one person event. Too often we think of…