The Rev. Wendy Pantoja
Once again we find ourselves in the midst of the winter holidays. For many it is a joyous time, as we decorate our homes, offices and shops and prepare for get-togethers with family and friends. Happy to recall the good times, we review the year, sometimes with the help of photographs, videos, postcards and souvenirs.
The not-so-good times we often prefer to forget. But unless we have done the healing work that allows us to move on, those challenges will continue to haunt us for a long time. If the less-than-joyous times were due to the loss of a loved one, a job or home, or a dear one moving far away, please allow yourself to acknowledge that loss. It is all right to take time out to shed a tear or two during this otherwise joyous season. And do not forget to acknowledge that through it all you have done the best you can.
During these holidays, let us try to find joy in being with our loved ones wherever we may find ourselves no matter the circumstances. With them we can enjoy sailing through calm waters and we can navigate the rough seas a little more easily before arriving at a beautiful shore. Those who stay we with us the course, along with the trust and love we bestow upon them are the real gifts of the season and the treasures in our lives.
Happy Hannukkah! Happy solstice! Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa!
En paz y fe,
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Minister’s Office Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1 PM – 5 PM*
Monday: day off
Friday: Sermon writing day
Saturday: reserved for special meetings and other events
Please know that this schedule is subject to change in order to meet other ministerial and denominational responsibilities. It will also be revised over the course of the year in response to congregational needs.
Rev. Wendy is available by telephone 9 AM – 8 PM except on her days off. Emergency calls will be accepted at any time.
*It is always best to call for an appointment. If these hours do not accommodate your schedule, please do not hesitate to call for an appointment at a mutually convenient time.