Sonny’s Sayings

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September 13 Sonny’s Sayings

by Sonny Gallman

Last Weekly Herald This Week: Monthly Herald will come next week. Last week’s anniversary celebration was certainly a highlight in the life of our church, wasn’t it? It was great to see people from long ago, and people from recent, all re-connecting. It was also a great time of hearing the inspiring stories of people […]

August 30 Sonny’s Sayings

by Sonny Gallman

It is hard to believe that we are just a week away from our 60th anniversary celebration. Most of the time, anniversaries (churches in particular) are about looking back: we look back on the things we did, the accomplishments and struggles that we have been through, “the way we were,” and give thanks to God […]

August 23 Sonny’s Sayings

by Sonny Gallman

I was at the dealership the other day having some work done on my car. As I sat down, I saw a set of brochures for the different kinds of cars that my brand makes. Glancing inside the brochures, I saw a list of accessories that are available for my car, each of them under […]

August 16 Sonny’s Sayings

by Sonny Gallman

Over the past few months, the treasurers, the stewardship committee, and Gwen have been looking for a way for the church to be able to accept credit and debit cards for people who wish to tithe this way. Many of you are faithful in writing checks and making bank transfers to Central, and you will […]

August 9 Sonny’s Sayings

by Sonny Gallman

The song that the choir is going to sing in worship comes from the hymnal and it is called “I want Jesus to walk with Me.” It will not take long for you to figure out that it is a Negro spiritual. It has some repetition in it, but it lends itself to deep reflection. […]

July 26 Sonny’s Sayings

by Sonny Gallman

I was just taking a look at Ephesians 3 tonight, and beginning in verse 14, there is a beautiful prayer that is offered up, and in verse 18 are these wonderful words: “[I pray] that you might have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and […]

July 19 Sonny’s Sayings

by Sonny Gallman

I was recently telling someone about our church, and who we are, and I was saying something like, “We have liberals and conservatives, rich and poor, straight and gay. We have teetotalers and wine connoisseurs, old and young, Ph.D.’s and high school drop-outs. But above all, we choose to worship the God we find in […]

July 5 Sonny’s Sayings

by Sonny Gallman

When I look around my office, I see all sorts of things that are “hand-crafted”: I see lots of books; I see a painting given me by Jeanne Ballve’. I see a sketch of my previous church and its altar by a good friend of mine, Orrin Morris. I see a beautiful ornate wood carving […]

June 28 Sonny’s Sayings

by Sonny Gallman

A major theme in my devotional life and thought over the years has been to ponder the relationship between Jesus and His disciples. So often, when we read the gospels, we are left with a sour taste in our mouth toward the disciples, much of it deserved. They don’t get it when Jesus calms the […]

June 21 Sonny’s Sayings

by Sonny Gallman

In case you have not been paying attention to the news lately, it has been pretty grim. There are natural disasters that seem to come on a weekly basis. There are tensions between police and the citizenry, which seem to be at an all time high, right along with the sub-context of racial tension. And […]