Reflections on Moderating Albany Presbytery

Reflections on Moderating Albany Presbytery

On November 19th, a new moderator (our friend Michael Burkley) began his term as Moderator of Albany Presbytery, and I became a Past Moderator of Albany Presbytery. While I am surprised by how much I have enjoyed serving this year, I am ready to be done. I’ve been a... Read more
Thanks Be to God!

Thanks Be to God!

At the November 19 Presbytery Meeting at Schoharie United Presbyterian Church, Kate Kotfila and I were given a matching task—not the same task but matching in the way that two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle fit together as a part of a greater whole. Our two pieces were... Read more
The Story of the “Little Cape”

The Story of the “Little Cape”

One of my favorite ways of exploring the essential nature of things is to study the origins of significant words. For instance, when I accepted the position of Temporary Chaplain for the Presbytery, I researched the etymology of the word “chaplain”. I was enlightened... Read more
Thoughts From a Summer of Downsizing

Thoughts From a Summer of Downsizing

Throughout July, August, and much of September 2019, I was preparing for sale the home in Troy where I have lived for 19 years. Needing to cull much of what I accumulated during 28 years of ordained ministry and 75 years of life, I wanted to undertake the project in a... Read more