Welcome to the Pastor’s Corner. We are privileged to have the Reverend  Dr. Priscilla Denham as our designated pastor. She has a of B.A. in philosophy from Baylor University, and M. Div. in Biblical Studies from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and a D. Ministry in Spiritual Direction from the University of Creation Spirituality. 
 
She is a Certified Supervisor with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education: Fellow (Retired) with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors; Clinical Member for 20 years with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
 
Two threads run throughout Rev. Denham’s spirituality and ministry, “We are all God’s beloved children” and hospitality. Whether serving as a chaplain in trauma or psychiatric hospitals, doing pastoral therapy in counseling centers, serving Elders in retirement communities, teaching in a classroom or clinical placement, Spiritual Companioning, or pastoring a church – she has felt privileged to journey with others in the learnings, losses, and celebrations of their lives. You may contact Rev. Denham pastor@hummelstownucc.org
 
Pastor Dedham facilitates the bible studies at HUCC want to know more click here…..
 
 
 

July Post

Good-bye is a Funny Thing.
 
Decades ago, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross wrote a book to help others understand the emotional processes of persons who were dying. She named 5 components of that self-grief that – surprise! – were found to be almost universal in everyone’s grieving: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. As a pastor, I have found that any important good-bye or change in a church’s life is also a time of grief. To describe what happens at a time of loss, I have seen these patterns of the Spirit emerge : sadness, hope, avoidance, anger, fear, discerning, blessing, and peace. These do not follow any chronological order and bubble up in different persons at (perhaps) unexpected times. As I begin to end my ministry here at Hummelstown UCC, I will expect to see all of these show up in myself and in others. So I hope we can be patient with each other and ourselves. Let us go forward into God’s future for us all. Though our spiritual paths begin to separate, we can hold on ,to the angels’ oft repeated words Do Not Fear, remembering we are always held together in God’s loving heart.
 
Blessings Pastor Priscilla

 

Please feel free to download our Pastoral Leadership Sermons, may the spirit of God be with you as you listen

06/04/2017
Why Do We Have to Name Those Categories?
June 4, 2017
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  • 06/04/2017Why Do We Have to Name Those Categories?
    06/04/2017
    Why Do We Have to Name Those Categories?
    June 4, 2017
  • 05/21/2017Before Paul was Paul
    05/21/2017
    Before Paul was Paul
    May 21, 2017
  • 05/14/2017Living In Him
    05/14/2017
    Living In Him
    May 14, 2017
  • 05/07/2017Greater Works Than Jesus?
    05/07/2017
    Greater Works Than Jesus?
    May 7, 2017
  • 04/23/2017Love One Another – Part 2 (Joy, Chosen, and Loving)
    04/23/2017
    Love One Another – Part 2 (Joy, Chosen, and Loving)
    April 23, 2017
  • 04/16/2017Known By The Wounds
    04/16/2017
    Known By The Wounds
    April 16, 2017
  • 04/09/2017Love One Another. Simple. Not Easy.
    04/09/2017
    Love One Another. Simple. Not Easy.
    April 9, 2017
  • 04/02/2017Caught Between A Hard Rock and A Red Wet Place?
    04/02/2017
    Caught Between A Hard Rock and A Red Wet Place?
    April 2, 2017
  • 03/26/2017Question of Identity and Call
    03/26/2017
    Question of Identity and Call
    March 26, 2017
  • 03/19/2017Question of Betrayal and Loss
    03/19/2017
    Question of Betrayal and Loss
    March 19, 2017
  • 03/12/2017Question of What Are My Values?
    03/12/2017
    Question of What Are My Values?
    March 12, 2017
  • 03/05/2017Question of Trust (How Can I Know?)
    03/05/2017
    Question of Trust (How Can I Know?)
    March 5, 2017
  • 02/19/2017Reflections & Thoughts
    02/19/2017
    Reflections & Thoughts
    January 19, 2017
  • 02/12/2017The Commandments in Our Hearts
    02/12/2017
    The Commandments in Our Hearts
    February 12, 2017
  • 02/05/2017Being Perfect
    02/05/2017
    Being Perfect
    January 5, 2017
  • 01/29/2017THIS is a Blessing?
    01/29/2017
    THIS is a Blessing?
    January 29, 2017
  • 01/08/2017Baptized Like Jesus
    01/08/2017
    Baptized Like Jesus
    January 8, 2017
  • 01/01/2017Confessions of a Clumsy Christian
    01/01/2017
    Confessions of a Clumsy Christian
     
  • 12/24/2016Christmas Eve Reflections
    12/24/2016
    Christmas Eve Reflections
     
  • 12/18/2016The Rocky Road of Dreams
    12/18/2016
    The Rocky Road of Dreams
    December 18, 2016
  • 12/04/2016What Are Those Women Doing in There?
    12/04/2016
    What Are Those Women Doing in There?
    12/4/2016
  • 11/27/2016Meditation on Music
    11/27/2016
    Meditation on Music
     
 
 

 

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