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


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


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

Mid Summer Shout Out: Gratitude and Grace in a Hot Soup Kitchen

Dearest Friends of Caring Hands,   I was working on an overdue reply to our treasurer when I realized it wouldn't be a bad idea to give a mid-summer shout-out.  Besides it's hot, and this is a good excuse to stay on the cool mountain and use the computer at home.  The one in the…Read more Mid Summer Shout Out: Gratitude and Grace in a Hot Soup Kitchen


“Eunice is to apple pie what Michelangelo is to the Sistine Chapel,” Rob called out one Sunday morning during the “Joys & Concerns” part of church. And the congregation voiced its approval with chuckles and murmurs, applause and Amen. Eunice’s baking skills were well known. She was the secret weapon of the United Methodist Women’s…Read more Eunice