Pastor's Notes

  • February 2014

    As I am writing this note, God has sent a cascade of snowflakes by my office window.  Can you imagine that there are no two snowflakes alike and that each flake has its’ own personality and shape?  It simply boggles my mind when I try to comprehend the immensity of God’s creation.  I think about the number of stars, planets and galaxies that God made and to think that our sun pales in comparison to other heavenly bodies.  Does anyone but God know how many heavenly bodies there are?  Would it be greater than a quintillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000)? 

  • January 2014

    I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the church to thank those persons who have served so well for three years and are rotating off.  Additionally, I would like to thank those persons who will be serving for the next three years. 
    On the Staff Pastor Parish Relations Team: Carolyn Hollar, Bruce Moffett, and Jerri Weitzel will rotate off and Linda Davis, Tim Berger, and Karen Peavler will be starting their three year term. 

  • December 2013


    Where has time gone?  The old saying is true, “The older you get, the more time flies!”  It certainly has – let’s do a review of some things that have happened since we rang in the New Year: 

  • November 2013

    Last month we talked about “Glory Sightings,” and shared some amazing things that God was doing in the life of our church and community.  October has also shared glory sightings: We received eight members into our congregation: Jean Marie & Elizabeth West through profession of faith and baptism, Zack and Na Lim Stubblefield through transfer of letter, and the Rodgers family by transfer of church membership. 

  • October 2013

    Rev. Jean Hawxhurst, our District Superintendent, encourages the pastors to talk about glory sightings that are happening within the life of the church and community.  We do this to give God thanks and praise and it sets the stage for a positive, Spirit-filled meeting. 

  • September 2013

    August 4th we kicked off our Children’s Sunday School and invited parents to come and join in bible study too.  Our children and adult bible study are seeing an increase in attendance.  As a matter of fact, the adult bible study is outgrowing their room and needing another place to meet…Praise God!  Our Kingdom Kids and Youth are seeing a resurgence of participants.  So, we are witnessing the hand of God at work among all of these programs. 

  • August 2013

    Summer is flying by and school will be starting this month.  The theme for this month is education.  2Timothy 2:15 says, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a worker does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 

  • July 2013

     ​It’s hard to imagine that Sue and I have been here at Harrodsburg UMC for one year.  Time really flies by much too quickly and the old adage is true:  the older you get – the faster time passes.
    Trivia question: Do you remember the sermon I preached on June 24, 2012?
    It was the same sermon I preached when surrendering to the gospel ministry at Berean Baptist Church, June 14, 1987.

  • June 2013

    Have you noticed how things are beginning to look better with our church plant?  It’s amazing what a coat of paint and flooring will do to brighten a room.  The replacement of 67 windows has certainly helped esthetically but also practically.  I sense a swelling of pride as the improvements are made and people around town are taking notice. 

  • May 2013

    We have heard the expression, “April showers bring May flowers!”  That has certainly been the case around our church and parsonage.  There has been a barrage of God’s beauty popping out every day.  Sue and I read April 30th’s Upper Room that spoke of “Marveling.”  It dealt with God’s creation and how magnificent it was in the beginning and is today.  Do we take God’s beauty for granted or do we “marvel” at God’s creation every day.   

  • April 2013

    As I write this the temperature outside is 40 degrees and it feels like 34 degrees.  Spring officially began on March 20th but our weather is somewhat stuck in the winter mode.   I know our creator has things well in hand but I’m ready for some warmer temps. 

  • March 2013

    The month of March is one of my favorite months of the year because we change from the season of winter to the season of spring.  We begin to see early evidence of life breaking through the crust of the ground in the form of crocuses, tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and various other flowers.  The trees are starting to bud and new growth is apparent on our rose bushes.  You can witness the scurrying of birds as they put the final touches on their nests and await the arrival of their offspring.