The Very Reverend Charles G. Taylor “Father Chuck” Published on May 2, 2016

The Very Reverend Charles G. Taylor “Father Chuck” Published on: Monday, May 2, 2016 The Very Reverend Charles G. Taylor “Father Chuck,” 64 yrs. old of New Berlin, NY, rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, New Berlin and St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, South New Berlin and Priest of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Norwich, NY, passed away … Continue reading

Father Chuck’s Final Sermon

Donna Taylor found a sermon in Fr. Chuck’s office that he was going to preach on April 17. She has offered to share it with everyone. A man decided his wife was getting hard of hearing. So he called her doctor to make an appointment to have her hearing checked. The doctor said he could … Continue reading

Father Chuck Taylor Calling Hours and Funeral Information

Calling hours for Father Chuck Taylor will be from 2-6 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in New Berlin. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 22, also at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

Father Chuck: My dream has come true

Have your dreams ever come true? Mine have! Back in the summer of 1984 I had a dream that I was called to be the priest of a beautiful stone church that had a cemetery with an iron fence circling the cemetery. In the fall of 1984 I received a phone call from Archdeacon Charlie … Continue reading

Moving through advent to Christmas

We begin Advent a new church year on Sunday, November 29. During this time we wait as if holding our breath for what we know will arrive on December 25. We will make time during Advent to prepare to celebrate that day. And this year it certainly appears that the hurting, needing world is in … Continue reading

Father Chuck Files: Be Prepared

I never was a Boy Scout but I like their motto, “Be Prepared.” That’s not a new message by the way, Jesus said it, the Prophets, said it, Advent shouts it out. Be prepared for what? Before Christmas itself was observed in 336AD, there was a church season that ran from November 11 to January … Continue reading

Fall into Growth During Pentacost

Looking out the windows the green is beginning to disappear from the landscape. Fall colors are appearing. But Green is the color of the Season after Pentecost. Symbolizing growth and harvest, it reminds us that we are growing in God’s way as a people of faith. Since that first empowering Spirit of God, received by … Continue reading

Father Chuck Files: Welcoming Rev. Lisa Busby

This coming week the Wardens from Emmanuel, St. Andrew’s, and St. Matthew’s will sign a letter of agreement with The Rev. Lisa Busby to be our Associate Rector. Beginning in October Lisa will share fully with me and others associated in preaching and celebrating at all weekly, weekend and pastoral services, as well as major … Continue reading

Looking Ahead: Fresh Vision and Rev. Lisa

Bishop Adams provided our parishes the opportunity to establish a relationship with a recently ordained Deacon—The Reverend Lisa Busby. Our Warden’s and Vestries have met over the last several weeks to discuss the possibility of entering into a pastoral relationship with Rev. Lisa. If our vestries, Rev. Lisa, and Bishop Adams agree, Lisa would work … Continue reading

Father Chuck Files: Enduring Unjust and Unfair Treatment

Have you figured out that life is sometimes just plain unfair? Can you remember a time when you were treated unfairly or harshly criticized? I know that we all have felt at one time or another that no matter what you do, you can’t win. The sting of words does hurt. And then you come … Continue reading