Pastor’s Message

Laboring for what?

Dear Friends, Labor Day is just around the corner.  For many, Labor Day weekend signals the end of summer and an opportunity to host a barbecue or relax with family and friends. But this national holiday—celebrated every year in the United States and Canada on the first Monday in September—has revolutionary origins. Originally commemorated through…

Living Water

Desolation Wilderness is a beautiful but remote region of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Over the years, Valorie and I have enjoyed backpacking there, including several times with our girls when they were younger. One particularly dry and hot summer, water was scarce; our bottles were empty, and we were thirsty. We came upon a dried-up…