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Rev. Pat Beeman

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Are you ready for the new year?

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Rev. Pat Beeman’s Christmas sermon: “Are you ready for Christmas?”

When Christmas hurts, help is available

Services to address ‘blues’

The constant refrain about the happiness of the Christmas season and about getting together with family and friends reminds many others of what they have lost or never had.

United to help feed the hungry

Since 1928, the Sunnyside Ministerial Association has sponsored a food bank in Sunnyside.

Church plans local service for Orlando

Sunnyside pastor responds to call for prayer

A local church is offering a prayer service tonight in response to Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.

Through Easter eyes

Easter is over. While the Easter season will continue for several weeks, the excitement and great joy that the resurrection of Jesus inspires is over. Now what?

Turning enemies into friends

“You have heard it said that you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy, but I say to love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:43-48).

Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent

On Feb. 10, Christian churches in the west will begin the season of Lent. Lent consists of the 40 days before Easter.

Tragedy and the will of God

In light of the recent events in Paris, Beirut, Egypt, Kenya and other places in the world where terrorists have caused death, fear and destruction, some folks may be saying that this is the will of God.

Getting ready for Halloween

Now that the stores are filled with colorful fall decorations and the children are planning their trick or treat outings, it seems a good time to think about Halloween.

The example of Ruth

The Book of Ruth is an exquisite cameo of narrative storytelling. It is one of the great romances of world literature, but those who decided on the contents of the Bible must have seen more in it than literary merit alone.

Getting a little R & R

Recently, I heard a story about a little boy who had been to church and heard the announcement that there would be guest preachers for the next four Sundays because the pastor was going to be on vacation.

Tearing down walls

Recently my husband and I traveled to Greece. It was a wonderful trip. Besides enjoying the sun and blue waters of the Aegean, we were fortunate to see many places that are important in Christian history – Corinth, Patmos, and Thessalonica.

Strength in weakness

“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” (II Corinthians 12:9)

Do you believe in peace?

For He is our peace, who has made us both one. (Ephesians 2:14)

A rock for all ages

The Lord is my solid rock, my fortress, my rescuer. My God is my rock – I take refuge in him! He’s my shield, my salvation’s strength, my place of safety. – Psalm 18 (Common English Bible)

How do you handle interruptions?

Life is full of interruptions. We start to do something and someone comes along needing our help or attention and we get off track.

Dream big

“I have a dream.”

Let’s talk about giving

A prairie farmer appeared at a bank asking for a loan of one dollar. He acknowledged that it was customary to provide collateral for any loan and produced a ten thousand dollar saving bond.

Fear not, fear not

In the story of creation found in the Book of Genesis, we read where Adam and Eve had partaken of the forbidden fruit, something which had been specifically denied them. Knowing that God is searching for them, they attempt to hide.

Lessons from our dogs

Not so long ago I was browsing in a gift shop featuring lots of “touristy” merchandise.

Get in spiritual shape!

Summer brings summer activities. Whether it is cheering for your kid’s Little League baseball team, playing some tennis or golf, or following the teams competing in the World Cup. Summer means summer games.

Celebrate the ONE who laid down his life so that we might know freedom

This is Memorial weekend.

We can learn from the Puritans

Religious Reflections

Psalm 118 - “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!”

Journey of a thousand miles begins with one step

Religious Reflections

There is a legend from the Orient about a traveler making his way to a large city. One night he meets two other travelers along the road – Fear and Plague.


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