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
As the New Year begins, we look at what possibilities await us in this upcoming year
As the year draws to a close, there have been a lot of people in our community who have been injured or have fallen ill. Trying to make sense of it all, this week Pastor Arik looks at how we can let go of our need to control everything around us, and in so doing how we can find peace within
As Christmas approaches just a few days away, we take a look at the beautiful promise of Christmas
Looking back on this year's successful Craft Show, Pastor Arik explores why creativity is sacred
As we enter into the last month of the year, Pastor Arik reveals why it is the perfect time for self-reflection
With Christmas just around the corner, Pastor Arik takes a closer look at the season of Advent and why it is so important to so many of us
As we gather around the table with loved ones this Thanksgiving, let us truly give thanks for the blessings we have received
As an important ecumenical service approaches in the life of our community, Pastor Arik looks at the importance of joining with other churches and faiths to better the world for us all
Today our nation decides who will be the voice of the people for the next four years. In this podcast, we remember that no matter who wins tonight, the future of our nation rests in our hands
As All Saints Day approaches, we take a look at the saints who have impacted our lives
As the church prepares for its upcoming Family Camp, Pastor Arik reflects upon why "getting away from it all" can be a deeply moving experience
As we find ourselves in the midst of fall, we notice the changes that are taking place around us. This week we look at how Fall can be the perfect time to reflect upon the last year and set goals for the remaining months
Our pets can be one of the greatest blessings we have in our lives. In this week's episode, we look at how pets can teach us how to better love one another.
No matter what we are going through, there is always something in our lives that can inspire us to give thanks. This week we look at how a spirit of thankfulness and generosity can change our lives
With World Communion Sunday approaching this weekend, Pastor Arik takes a look at why this is one of his favorite Sundays of the year
With the presidential debates looming on the horizon, Pastor Arik takes a look at the negative impact that "debates" can have on our communication style.