Pastors Messages

Maryland Black Bears

Written by on February 1, 2024

Did you know there are black bears in Maryland? And did you know they don’t actually properly “hibernate”? They just have an extended lazy period when they “den,” which means…well it means they stay in their den and don’t go out for months at a time. Personally, I get it. I don’t think I could […]

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The End of Summer

Written by on September 1, 2023

“Some idea of love as being a person’s life may be had from the warmth of the sun in the world. People know that that warmth is, so to speak, the common life of all plant growth of the earth, for whenever it increases, as it does in springtime, plants of every kind rise up […]

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Are things that are well said, therefore true?

Written by on July 3, 2023

From the Pastor Sensual thought is the lowest of all, and is material, and corporeal. In such thought are all those who are in evils of life, and thence in falsities of doctrine, however learned and clever they may be supposed to be, and although they can arrange their falsities attractively, and clothe them in […]

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Building Community

Written by on April 29, 2023

I believe that community is essential for spiritual growth and personal development. That’s why the Washington New Church offers a variety of groups for you to get involved in and connect with others who share similar interests and beliefs. Whether you’re looking to deepen your understanding of the Word, build stronger relationships with others, or […]

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Written by on April 1, 2023

From the Pastor Whenever something goes in the opposite direction that one expects there is always the temptation to try to “get back to zero”. For instance, when people buy a stock which then goes down, there is a well-established phenomenon in which, as the price approaches the point at which many people bought it, […]

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How to Research the Word

Written by on March 2, 2023

Periodically, I get asked a question along the lines of, “How should I research things in the Word?” Or “How do I find that in the Word?” And also, “What does the Word say about such and such?” Often, I am able to just provide a direct answer to what the person is curious about. […]

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Accessing Divine Truth through the Word

Written by on January 28, 2023

Get ready for some computer science history. And bear with me: I have a spiritual point to make at the end. Have you ever heard someone talk about “booting up” a computer? This is a term almost as old as computing itself. It refers to a sequence of steps a computer takes to go from […]

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Pastor’s Report – November 2022

Written by on October 29, 2022

“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16) Introduction: We are coming up on the middle of our fiscal year, so it’s time for a report to let you all know what’s been going on at church. […]

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Invited to the Feast

Written by on April 29, 2022
Invited to the Feast

From the Pastor “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’ And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. […]

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Change Will Be Coming

Written by on March 31, 2022

It’s a new day, and a new spring for us at the Washington New Church.

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