Pastor’s Perspective 01-21-2020

I write these words on the day we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and remember his dream for our country. We are still a far cry from the unity he envisioned, and in some ways are as divided as we’ve ever been. I am absolutely convinced that the only way our nation is […]

Pastor’s Perspective 01-14-2020

I already know I’m going to be in trouble come June. Our son, currently assigned here, will be leaving with his family for an 18-month school in Monterey, CA. This is a great opportunity for him professionally. And I have heard great things about the location from those who have been there. I am both […]

Pastor’s Perspective 01-07-2020

I find myself unusually excited and energized about this New Year. Even acknowledging and addressing directly in my first sermon in 2020 the challenges facing the church in America today, I am optimistic about the future, and specifically about the opportunities before us here at Snyder. The potential of our church is unlimited! Especially if […]

Pastor’s Perspective 12-30-19

I write this perspective as we all prepare to replace our 2019 calendars with a 2020 calendar. I’ve said many times before that there is nothing magical about a new year. It’s just another day with a different date. But it does provide an opportunity to reflect on the events of the past year and […]

Pastor’s Perspective 12-17-19

Christmas break or winter break? Christmas tree or holiday tree? Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays! These are the questions of the season in today’s culture. I haven’t been to an elementary school “Christmas” program in decades and was excited about watching my 6-year-old grandson participate in his last week. The Holly Jolly Pirates of Pinataville. […]

Pastor’s Perspective 12-10-19

Pastor’s Perspective My heart is full with the blessing received from the gift Snyder presented to the Lord, it’s members and our community this past weekend. “Give Him my heart”……that’s the gift most important for each of us to give this Christmas. With that gift, oh, the gifts we receive in return by His grace […]

Pastor’s Perspective 12-03-19

This is the single busiest week of the year here at Snyder. The time, energy and resources we put into the Singing Christmas Tree each year is staggering. With so many moving parts, the Tree requires a lot of planning and attention to detail. None of this would be possible without some key people. Leaders […]

Pastor’s Perspective 11-26-19

I had the privilege this past weekend to lead a marriage retreat for military couples of all branches of service at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, commonly known as The Cove. There were couples there from 20 states as far away as California and Puerto Rico. With my military background and ministry as […]

Pastor’s Perspective 11-20-19

The initial ticket distribution for this year’s Singing Christmas Tree has come & gone. People who did not get tickets can still go to www.snydermbc.com and put their name on the waiting list. We know from past experience that some folks will return tickets and those on the waiting list will be notified immediately. Along […]

Pastor’s Perspective 11-12-19

           There are a lot of things I enjoy talking about with my grandchildren. Death is not at the top of that list. I know it is something we all deal with at some point and we need to help our children process their thoughts when those times come. But I was not expecting the […]