As Pastor Arik awaits the birth of his first son, he discovers that "waiting" isn't such an easy thing after all
With Father's Day approaching, Pastor Arik gives thanks for his own father and the support he has been shown
After an unexpected encounter at the hospital early this week, Pastor Arik looks at how we can unexpectedly be agents of God's love in the lives of others
With our celebration of Pentecost approaching, this week Pastor Arik looks at how it is a perfect time to release our burdens and beginning anew
As we approach Memorial Day weekend, we take time to give thanks for our teachers, veterans, and family members who have helped shape our world
As we prepare to celebrate a baptism in worship on Sunday, we take a closer look at the promises we make to the child and family in the act of baptism.
As Mother's Day approaches this Sunday, Pastor Arik takes a close look at how the women around us have helped shape us into who we are, today
Have you ever said or done something in life you wish you wouldn't have? Have you ever looked upon moments in your past with a mixture of guilt and shame? This week Pastor Arik looks at the regrets we carry and how we can use them to help us learn and grow
On this week's episode, Pastor Arik takes a closer look at the inner demons we wrestle with - those shadows of ours that linger just out of sight
With Easter behind us, this week Pastor Arik examines how the Easter story can help us as we navigate those times of "waiting"
In the midst of Holy Week, we take a closer look at the importance of living out the Easter message of love
As Palm Sunday approaches, Pastor Arik looks at the way mirrors can be used to motivate us to change our world
As Lent draws to a close, Pastor Arik takes time this week to share some of the stories he has heard that came from the church's "Kindness Challenge"
This week we take a close look at how we are often our own worst enemy in life, and how sometimes we just need to get out of our own way
This week, after quite a vivid dream of his own, Pastor Arik takes a closer look at the power of dreams
This week Pastor Arik takes a closer look at the existence of modern day miracles
As Lent begins, Pastor Arik makes a challenge to his congregation. Instead of "giving up" things for Lent, what would it look like to spread love and kindness to our world?
With Ash Wednesday approaching just over a week away, Pastor Arik takes a closer look at the importance of this special day in the life of our faith
To celebrate Valentine's Day, Pastor Arik reminisces over the way his approach to the holiday has changed through the years
In the midst of the gloom of winter, Pastor Arik takes a look at a quick way we can alleviate the dreariness that we sometimes face in life - become part of something larger than ourselves.
In the midst of some dark times in our world, Pastor Arik examines the importance of finding stories of hope and love that sustain us
As Pastor Arik tries his best to prepare for the birth of his child this summer, he looks at the role that "nesting" can play in our lives
With our Annual Meeting approaching this weekend, Pastor Arik gives a preview of some of the wonderful things that have been happening at First Congregational
This week Pastor Arik reveals some big news that he has been anxiously waiting to share