Author name: Pastor Josh

My life is one of contradictions. I'm a southern boy living in northern New England; a boring guy married to super-fun girl; a conservative pastor in a progressive Christian denomination; a changed man in need of change; a sinner loved by a holy and perfect God.

Is Community Optional?

Is community necessary for the Christian?  Scripture teaches that there are commands given to us by God that cannot be completed or fulfilled alone. One of the most obvious examples is the “cultural mandate” in Genesis 1:28: “Be fruitful and multiply…” Pastor Josh talks a little about some of these this week in this video …

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Healing for the Sick: A Service of Mercy on Friday, February 27th

There seems to be a preponderance of sick persons at Red Door these days, and not just with common colds or seasonal illness.  Multiple folks have had serious surgery in the last couple of months, a couple folks are dealing with nagging injuries, several are dealing with cancer, and there have been two deaths in …

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Ash Wednesday Service 2015

Ash Wednesday is coming up on the 18th. Last year I (Pastor Josh) put together a short detail on why we celebrate Ash Wednesday.  You can read it here. The service will begin at 7:00 p.m.  We hope to see you there!

Winter Clothes for Kids

A local South Royalton family is in need of winter clothes for a newly adopted child (age 6).  The boy is moving to town from California and will have nothing to wear.  The family that will be caring for him is not in a position to pay for anything. If you are willing to help, …

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Mark 1:17-18

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”  At once they left their nets and followed him.

Basics of the Faith Lit

We just added a series of 36 booklets to the church library entitled “Basics of the Faith.”  Each answers an important question about the Christian faith, such as “What is Grace?” or “What Happens After Death?” or “Why do We Have Creeds?” If you have questions about the doctrines of the Christian faith, this is …

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Pastor Josh on Vacation

The Pastor will be on vacation from January 7th to January 15th, after a very busy Advent/Christmas season. He will be checking email periodically and available for emergencies.  For non-urgent needs please contact Lynn Irish at the church office 763-7690 or via email at

Psalm 116:6-9

6 The Lord preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me. 7 Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. 8 For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling; 9 I will walk before the Lord in the land of the …

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