Pastor's Blog

Thanks for visiting our website.  It’s nice to meet you, even though it’s only electronically.  We’d love to meet you in person any Sunday morning at 10:00 when we gather for worship.

We’re a small church with a big heart, and there is certainly room for you here.  For many years our church’s slogan has been “A Church That Cares for Persons.”  We want it to be so much more than just a slogan.  Any friend of Jesus is a friend of ours, so we offer you a most cordial welcome in His name.  If we can be of spiritual help to you please feel free to contact us at 508-339-7047 or, better yet, join with us on Sunday at 10:00 A.M.  You may enter our church as a stranger, but we intend that you will leave it as a friend.

Many blessings to you through our Best Friend!

Yours in Him,

(Rev.) Peter A. Brown

Dear Image-Bearers of God,

The very first page of the Bible tells us, "So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." (Genesis 1:27)  What a magnificent truth!  You and I are reflections, albeit pale ones, of the very Creator of the Universe Himself!

Now, if that is true--and it is--then every last one of the 7.8 billion people now living on this planet is also created in God's image.  Everyone on earth bears the image of God...and that includes the Alzheimer's patient, the comatose accident victim, the physically challenged, the mentally handicapped, the emotionally and physically unattractive, the Skid Row alcoholic, and anyone else you can think of.  Human life is sacred, even if that life is far less than physically, mentally, or emotionally ideal. 

Jean Rostan, a French biologist, has written:

     "For my part I believe that there is no life so degraded, debased, deteriorated, or impoverished that it does not deserve respect and is not worth defending with zeal and conviction...I have the weakness to believe that it is an honor for our society to desire the expensive luxury of sustaining life for its useless, incompetent, and incurably ill members.  I would almost measure society's degree of civilization by the amount of effort and vigilance it imposes on itself out of pure respect for life." (cited in Decisive Issues Facing Christians Today by John R. W. Stott, (c) 1984 and 1990, Fleming H. Revell, Old Tappan, NJ  07675, p. 330)

A student once asked the late anthropologist Margaret Mead for the earliest sign of civilization.  He expected that she would mention something like a clay pot or fish hook or grinding stone.  Instead she replied, "A healed femur."  She explained that no mended bones are found where the law of the jungle and survival of the fittest reigned.  A healed femur shows that someone cared enough to do that injured person's hunting and gathering until the leg healed.  Compassion is the first sign of civilization.

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is the third Sunday in January.  May God make our civilization as compassionate as His image-bearers ought to be.

Yours in His love,

(Rev.) Peter A. Brown