It’s easy to criticize, and three weeks does not a lifetime make, but I am emotionally perceptive, observant and empathetic; and I am certain people are treating one another better in southern Italy than we are here in the States. It could be the weather. It’s warm and sunny in southern Italy. I’ve always found…Read more A Couple of Things I Learned on Vacation
Black and White and Sad All Over
Hey, white people! How do we heal racism?
We’re a Community Based Organization that Worships!
Our churches are empty, and if M. Scott Peck is right and all things of significance are over-determined then there’s more than one reason for that. Mom and Dad no longer shine your patent leather shoes and take you to Sunday school while they head upstairs to listen to Rev. Bailey. It’s no longer…Read more We’re a Community Based Organization that Worships!
The Caring Hands Soup Kitchen Hour
A podcast sponsored by our wonderful friends at Leahy Funeral Home. Steven Gottlieb is the good friend reading the copy between stories. Hope you enjoy and donate to Caring Hands P.O. Box 1099 Kingston, NY 12402
I can’t believe you aren’t here to see spring bloom, to fuss with flowerpots on your railing garden and pinch the tiny faces in your snapdragon patch. Who will sit under the umbrella on your deck where you will sit forever in my mind, poised in your sunglasses, ready to catch the shimmer of gentle…Read more For Victoria
Introduction to the Wedding
Dearest family & friends, We are gathered here, amid the beauty of nature, and in the presence of God, to unite Katharine & Benjamin in marriage. Yet, the joy and hope and excitement of this moment beat against a gulf of loss and sorrow. Just days ago, we lost our beloved Victoria, mother of the…Read more Introduction to the Wedding
One Last Winter’s Tale
Stabbed selling crack on a side street in Nassau County, Jake told us he couldn’t lift his arm over his shoulder and then raised that arm straight up to expose a line of scars dotting his ribcage and trailing off around his back. Turning slowly and deliberately like a model, clutching his shirt to keep…Read more One Last Winter’s Tale
Hope you enjoy watching this; I sure enjoyed making it! Blessed by a trip to Italy! All the photographs by Darlene L. Kelley
All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. John 1:3-5 photos: Rev. Darlene L. Kelley
Honored and blessed to give an Invocation at County Executive, Mike Hein's, State of the County Address. Our county is strong and innovative and green and beautiful, and our County Executive and his staff are awesome! Here is my prayer: Eternal God of all people and places, fill us with gratitude and grace and open…Read more Invocation