On Prayer

The foundation of all prayer is being present to the presence of God. Quaker writer and teacher Douglas Steere speaks of “being present where we are” and “not too elsewhere.” —From Soul Feast by Marjorie J. Thompson Dear Friends, When I first began praying and...

Walk on the Water

Matthew 14:22-33 This story about Jesus walking on water is really interesting isn’t it. It got me to thinking about water itself. I had an opportunity to go kayaking last week with our Berry Hill Yacht Club group. This was my first time with the group. We were all up...

Richard Rohr: On Faith and Certainty

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. —Proverbs 3:5 Dear Friends, I’ve mentioned before that I receive a daily meditation via email from Richard Rohr’s, Center for Action and Meditation. (Meditations@cac.org). Rohr is often...

With the Best of Intentions

Romans 7:15-24a A few years ago, I was vacationing with my family on Martha’s Vineyard. We were walking on a little stretch of beach in Oak Bluffs between the Ferry Dock and the Breakwater. The ground was covered with small stones. Being a typical guy, I started...

Rev. Gary Schulte Retires

THE MISSION of the New Hampshire Conference, United Church of Christ, is to worship, work, and pray with the congregations of our Conference and with mission partners in our denomination and throughout the world, so that together we practice the love of Jesus Christ....