Church, State, and Public Health

Church, State, and Public Health

  Once again the matter of whether churches merit special treatment or exemption from public policy has become a subject of open  discussion, and particularly so in reference to one church, Adams Square Baptist in Worcester, whose defiance of Covid-19 pandemic...
Ghost Towns

Ghost Towns

As you are aware by now, the building is empty day to day, save for my routine visits, so various bits of news may more or less get “trapped” inside without interaction among us all. There are two specific items relative to Carolyn of which you may be unaware. The...
Virus Responses

Virus Responses

All manner of human interest stories related to the Covid-19 crisis have entered the mainstream media. Some are poignant tales of struggle and loss, some are recountings of personal victories and extraordinary personal sacrifice, some are testimonies to gestures of...
Easter Message

Easter Message

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPRYRen7Kqg Notes for Easter 2020 Recording Dennis Knight, Minister, Pakachoag Church   Scarcely ever has the reassuring Easter message of redemption and restoration been more yearned for than in this, the year which...
Reflections on Palm Sunday

Reflections on Palm Sunday

Today is the first Sunday of the month as well as Palm Sunday. Not very long ago, we were planning on a fulsome service this April 5, which alas, is not so. I think of Palm Sunday as a day that belongs to the children, with its sense of festivity and pomp. It is a day...