Wits’ Ends Day: A Notable Pastor Evaluation

  First United Church of Nazareth Pastoral Evaluation Report from Pastor/Congregation Relations Committee (PCRC)   Over the past three weeks, the PCRC has asked congregation members to submit pastoral evaluations as we seek to provide accountability to our pastor and strengthen our congregation’s ministry in the community. We appreciate all who took the time to… Read More

Saturday Prayer

For the twelve Thai boys and their coach rescued from the depths of the cave; for cave divers, engineers, medical personnel—all 10,000 people who participated in the rescue; for their fathers and mothers holding their sons in their arms today– Gracious God, we give you thanks. For the thousands of children separated from their parents… Read More

Wits’ Ends Day: Vacation Tips for the Pastor

Summer vacation season is almost upon us. And we all know that vacations can be stress-producing, anxiety-triggering, money-sucking, energy-draining, exercises in “it seemed like a good idea at the time.” BUT, they can also be wonderful, life-giving, revelations. Here are some helpful vacation tips especially designed for pastors who need time away: Establish a “no… Read More