Advent Reflection: Mr. Messiah

Today’s Advent Reflection is a poem written by yesterday’s preacher called Mr. Messiah. It happened so long ago it’s kind of difficult to remember this special night you ask about in a long ago December. I was just a small boy then I wasn’t any more than ten, and the only thing I was interested […]

Real Talk Sermon Series

Sex, Death and Money

The podcast entitled Sex, Death and Money inspired the sermon series we will begin on November 1st.  Why are we going to talk about these particular topics?  Because they are tough to talk about and often get overlooked or avoided, especially in church.  Couple that with the knowledge that God has something to say to […]

The FDNY’s It Gets Better Video

This week, the FDNY released a really powerful video as a part of the It Gets Better Project. I’m so thankful to have been included in this project. There are so many wonderful, caring members of the FDNY, and it’s a privilege to get to serve as one of their chaplains. For me, this job […]



One of our neighbors is a very committed 80-something year old Catholic woman. Over the years, she and I have become good friends. We talk a lot about Jesus and the church. She tells me stories of her life in Greenpoint in the 60s and 70s. I keep her updated on all the comings and […]


Letter in Solidarity with Southern, Predominantly Black Churches

Our congregation, heartsick at the outbreak of racist violence long simmering in Charleston and elsewhere in our country, sent this letter in solidarity with several pastors who have received death threats in the past week. Beloved in Christ, We, the consistory and members of Greenpoint Reformed Church in Brooklyn, write to you with love, sorrow, […]


Community Farm Stand Starts July 5th

Every week we receive a lot of leftovers from generous neighborhood CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture). We receive more produce than we can reasonably distribute at our Thursday food pantry because there are only so many vegetables anyone can process and use before they go bad. We also receive a big share of the produce on […]