Pastoral Ministries

LIVE IN SPIRIT TODAY

Mar 3
2015

Beloved People, March is here and this is great news because, let’s face it, the winter of 2014-15 is certainly one for the records. March is a time of new beginnings that include the first day of spring; the start of longer days and more sunlight than darkness for those of us here in North America; and the possibilities of new life emerging from the seeds of winter. And in religious communities,...

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“It’s All About Love”

Feb 18
2015

Sisters and Brothers, it is February after all, the month that is supposed to be “All about Love” and I just couldn’t resist. I say that it is “all about love” because from the rising of the sun to its going down, all of our lives are premised on the words “God is love” (1John 4:8). Many believe that the first time in the...

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Get Ready For Something BIG!

Jan 9
2015

As I greet you, I am reminded that the New Year is always special even though it is everywhere welcomed in a different manner. People for the most part forget their differences enough to come together to celebrate this time with love and a lot of happiness. The New Year holds thanksgiving and gratitude and is a great symbol of new hope and new beginnings, where bygones are bygones and infinite possibilities...

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“The Message Is Love and Joy Is the Word”

Dec 6
2014

Season’s Greetings Dear Sisters and Brothers in Faith, It’s almost Christmas, a period which is often associated with waiting. In the Christian Church the wait officially begins the first Sunday of Advent (the 4 week period leading up to Christmas, starting this year (2014) on November 30) and culminates on Christmas Day. And for the Church, the wait is about celebrating the first coming...

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Krista and Nadir’s Big Day!

Dec 6
2014

On Sunday November 9th Krista Ward who grew up as part of the church family and is a member of the LICF Gospel Choir married Nadir Jackson at the Long Island Community Fellowship in West Babylon. Reverend Gale presided over the ceremony as the two declared their love before God and in front of family and friends. Congratulation Krista and Nadir! May God bless you with a long and happy life together!! [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving Sisters and Brothers!

Nov 5
2014

We are in the season of “Thanksgiving Extravaganzas” in America. During this time we are encouraged to set aside time to offer thanks and to reflect on simply being grateful. For that reason we who are Believers should be heedful of the many blessings that are constantly bestowed upon us by the Creator. Thanksgiving then is much more than a holiday celebration but rather a heart condition!...

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THE ONLY THING CONSTANT IS CHANGE…

Sep 30
2014

Blessings! Sisters and Brothers, It’s October, the season of autumn, which means that we are at a moment of marked transitions. This is evidenced in the sight of changing foliage colors and the curling leaves to remind us that summer is entirely falling away. Autumn methodically brings living things to a temporary halt so that the earth can prepare for its long winter’s rest. For some of...

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Gigi and Laura’s Special Day!

Sep 4
2014

On Saturday August 2nd Long Island Community Fellowship had the honor of holding our first wedding at our new location. Congratulations to Laura O’Connor and Discipleship Leader Gigi Marroquin who declared their love and lasting devotion to each other before God and Family Reverend Gale officiated and blessed them in their union. Having been together for eleven years to the day, it was particularly...

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“COME AND GET IT”

Aug 6
2014

Sniff, sniff, sniff – something good is cooking! “O’ Taste and see that God is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in God.”  These words from Psalms 34:8 express how happy I am about everything that God is doing right now, particularly since we are about to traverse the month of August. August for us brings an odd silence accompanied by hot motionless air, along with...

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“Not for Ourselves Alone”

Jul 8
2014

Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Love, As our season of Pride celebrations comes to an end, I offer to you this thought: “Non nobis solum nati sunt” which is Latin for “We are not born for ourselves alone.” This is a motto derived from the writings of Marcus Tullius Cicero (a Roman philosopher, politician, and lawyer). Having said this, I must admit that I am not always certain...

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