Donegal Presbytery Youth Conference Invite

On November 8th we will be having a meeting at the Presbytery office at noon to discuss a possible Donegal Youth Conference Fall of 11 or Spring of 12. If you work with youth in Donegal presbytery (if not the video invite is pretty funny) come for a free lunch and be part of the […]

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Stress and Depression Among Youth Workers

I came across this the other day, it is a short article discussing  stress and depression among youth workers.  Check it out here. It is an all to common event in the life of a youth worker and most churches are not prepared to assist youth workers struggling with depression.

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Video One: Assembling the Strategic Planning Team

This is the first Video in a series on Strategic Planning.  Be sure to download the companion guide as well as the example. Enjoy! PDF Version: Assembling the Team Guide Assembling the Team Example

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Gun Violence in Philly

I read a great blog post this morning on CNN’s belief blog. Shane Claiborne wrote about gun violence in Philly. I thought it was a very thoughtful article and a message that is needed. My wife is a school counselor in Philly, last year about two blocks from her school a man was shot in […]

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To My Western NY Crew

Tim Horton’s coffee cups can be turned into bio-fuel. How cool is that! Check out the link. And keep drinking coffee!!!! I wonder if it works for WAWA cups…

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Early onset of Puberty in Girls

I know this has been in the Media a lot lately. But I thought this was important to highlight. Radio times spent almost an hour discussing the early onset of Puberty in girls. I thought this was really interesting and it has implications for our families and for our faith communities. Parents may need to […]

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P.S. an Open Letter to Parents

I thought this article on YM today was great (Check it out) !It is an open letter to parents from a youth director. Obviously this youth director does not represent everyone. Every good youth director tries to partner with parents. I just wish we (youth directors) and parents could have a more open discussion because […]

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I found a gray hair in my beard….

So I found a gray hair in my beard Sunday morning, I studied the hair for a while. I am still trying to convince myself that is was just a blond hair from being outside during the summer. But my wife and I were just blessed with our firstborn and in truth I haven’t really […]

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Stephen Hawking: Grand Design

I thought that is article on CNN was great! It was a summary of the brief response to Stephen Hawking’s new book “The Grand Design”. I would be far out of my league to comment on the science of the book, however I would say it seems to misrepresent the idea of God as creator. […]

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New Baby

I won’t be updating the blog for the next few weeks! Last week my wife and I had our first baby! I will be taking some time to get to know him! Look for updates starting in September.

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