Chime Notes – January 2012

January 2012 

Send me a sign

Dear Church, “O Lord, send me a sign, please send me a sign.”  This is the prayer I uttered, muttered, and pleaded this week as I struggled with my sermon preparation for Sunday.   And God answered my prayer, but the answer was not exactly what I had in mind.  A sign did show up.   It is about 10 feet long

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Santa Claus?

Dear Church, I believe in Santa Claus.  Really.  I do!   But I have been reflecting on how my belief has changed since I was 3 years old.  I suppose the biggest changes for me have come in his external appearance.  He sure has changed over the years, or perhaps I am the one who has

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Pastor Ian – Story in Swampscott Reporter 12/15/11

Ian Holland is the new senior minister at the First Church, Congregational in Swampscott. He was hired Nov. 21 about a month after he was invited to lead worship on Oct. 16 and two years after the retirement of Dean Pedersen as pastor. (read more) By Neil Zolot/Wicked Local Swampscott Swampscott Reporter Posted Dec 15,

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