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…..
 
 

May 2017

Re-Purposed

              Yesterday I found myself staring down at an old quilt. Heavily worn (by a former owner), this patchwork of colors and prints still is lovely in my eyes. Having altered it once to remove torn places in the middle, I am now trying to envision cutting it, using the edges to create valences in my new/old house. I was suddenly struck with how this is the task of every new generation in a church. To honor and love what still works (theologically, spiritually, and physically) and to re-cycle/re-purpose what is helpful/needed for current circumstances. Some parts of a church may need to be removed (like the vestigial appendix). All of a church needs to be looking at the church programs and activities to see how the gospel of God’s love can be shared, willing to help with the changes necessary to set the spirit free in the current place and time. We have just articulated a beautiful inclusive and welcoming Vision Statement. How do we use (or let go of) what we now have to insure this message is shared with the world outside our doors?

Blessings Always,

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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