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Opportunities for Healing

Posted by Rev. David Rodriguez on

                  The Session has decided that a great way to begin the new year is to spend time together in prayer. So, on the first Sunday of the month, the elders and I will remain in the sanctuary following the worship service to pray with anyone...

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Sharing Jesus at Christmas

Posted by Rev. David Rodriguez on

                   As you look over the December newsletter, you'll notice that we will have several opportunities to share the love and grace of Jesus as Christmas approaches. On Sunday afternoon, December 16, we are inviting the community to...

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Got More Questions??

Posted by Rev. David Rodriguez on

                Last month we started a series of sermons about some of the questions I am asked most often. During the month, people have been asking me even more questions that they'd like to have addressed. I remember when I was in high school, I asked...

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“Have You Ever Seen A Miracle?”

Posted by Rev. David Rodriguez on

                   At my former church in Hollister I taught a Sunday School class for middle school students before the worship service. During one of the classes, a student asked me, “Why doesn’t God perform miracles anymore?&rdquo...

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The Journey: What makes you come alive?

Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

                      I need your help. I am deciding if I should continue writing my weekly column The Journey? My last day as pastor of Ukiah Presbyterian Church is July 1. Many people are encouraging me to continue writing for The Ukiah...

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The Journey: Mustard Seeds

Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

                     It is widely known in my house that I like mustard. At our restaurant in Novato named Beso Bistro, my wife recently added Tater Tots to the menu. I sampled the new menu addition, while watching a San Francisco Giants...

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The Journey: What does Memorial Day mean to you?

Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

                    An email arrived in my inbox this week. Our local pool sent out the summer schedule. The information included when the life guards are on duty, snackbar hours, pool hours and new menu choices, but did not include popsicle...

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The Journey: What my Mother taught me

Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

                      I HAVE A CONFESSION to make about Mother’s Day. I have not always given this day the attention that many devoted adult children do. I know people who mark it on their calendars months in advance and plan something...

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The Journey: Talking to our kids

Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

            Talking to kids about God is something that happens frequently in my every day. It is one of the most enjoyable aspects of being a minister. I find the age range in theological questioning to be deeply honest and direct. Some of the most challenging...

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The Journey: Pool season is around the corner

Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

Friends on Facebook are posting videos about “getting in shape for summer.” I have seen video challenges on preparing for pool side good times. They are planning for weight loss, bikini ready bodies, diet, and my favorite was switching from wine to vodka! All this booze, bench-press...

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