Reflections from the Pastor
Sat Dec 24th - Candlelight Christmas Eve at 5:30pm
Join us for this service filled with the joy of song and celebration – and candlelight. All families, members of the church and neighbors and friends are welcome.Read more >
November is a wonderful month.
November is wonderful, since it may bring a hint of snow and ice. I love to ice skate.
November is wonderful, since many of us will have opportunities to gather for Thanksgiving.
November is wonderful, since it is my birthday month. (Yes, the entire month.)
November is wonderful, because for the first time in many, many months, most of this month will not be devoted to...Read more >
What an exciting moment in the life of Payson Park Church! On Sunday, Oct. 2, we are voting to call the Rev. Eric Wefald as the next Settled Pastor of the Payson Park Congregational Church. I’m sure you join me in welcoming Eric into our congregation and to looking forward to how God will guide our ministry together in its next chapter of our lives in Belmont and the world.
As I anticipate good things happening in Eric’s ministry with you, I am looking both forward and backwards....Read more >
As part of our Crossroads process of congregational renewal, Payson Park Church recently identified congregational cooperation with other faith communities in Belmont as a priority for our church’s life and mission. Particular focus to establishing programs of mutual cooperation with our neighboring United Church of Christ congregation in Belmont, Plymouth Congregational Church, was given a high emphasis in the final Crossroads recommendations made last December to the Payson Park Church...Read more >
He Is Risen! The Lord is risen indeed! These are the words of the traditional Christian Easter greeting, shared joyfully in the church during the season of Eastertide, those seven Sundays falling from Easter until Pentecost. This year, that means all of April and the first half of May. And what more joyous season of the year could there be, than Eastertide and springtime, all rolled into one?
For me this season is particularly joyous because I recently had the honor of becoming a...Read more >