While living away from Greenwich, I never did find a church that I felt comfortable enough to call my own. Actually, I didn’t really try all that hard. When I moved back to town in the early 1990s, I spent some time shopping for a church. I was looking for a place to call home and I wanted to make certain that I had covered all the bases before returning to Round Hill. As soon as I walked in the door of the Round Hill Community Church there was no question in my mind. I was home! I felt that I was around family and people who knew me and genuinely cared about me.
An awful lot has happened for me since I returned to this church, besides the fathering of baby Jesus . . . twice! My wife Diane and I were married here (fortunately that was prior to the arrival of either Jesus), I had funeral services for both of my parents here, and my children were confirmed here. The support that my family has been given by this church is support that one can only expect from a family. I was in the hospital a little over a year ago and really felt the love when I had visits from both clergy and friends from church. It meant the world to me.
Does anyone here listen to NPR? Don’t you just love those pledge drives that seem to come out of nowhere? Well, NPR needs the money to keep their stations on the air, in spite of the fact that we all loathe listening to their obnoxious pledge drives. Round Hill Community Church also needs money to keep all of its wonderful programs going. Our Stewardship campaign can be shortened if you take a moment to generously fill out your pledge cards and get them back to the church as early as possible. It’s our pledges that enable this church to continue the positive growth that we have seen over the last several years. The sooner you can do this, the quicker our stewardship drive can end, and I can get back to welcoming you each Sunday at the front door with hugs, kisses, and handshakes. I hope that all of you can find it in your hearts to pledge generously this year to keep this church family strong and alive. Thank you and God bless.