Journaling on estrip is free and easy. get started today

Last Visit 2011-03-29 23:58:38 |Start Date 2007-01-26 16:14:24 |Comments 1,125 |Entries 367 |Images 31 |Videos 68 |Theme |

Category: intro

06/05/07 03:31 - 56ºF - ID#39534

Ok. I am here.

I started a journal here a while ago when I figured out I was going to move to Buffalo. I've been here one month now, and I would like to journal on a regular basis, so here goes.

I came to serve Lafayette Ave. Presbyterian Church as their new pastor. I accepted the call there because they are wonderful people, in a beautiful building, in a fantastic neighborhood. My wife and I bought a house nearby on Lexington.

Right now, the Church community is like a family. Everybody knows one another, and loves one another, but we don't always agree on everything. I like that. The family does, for the most part, agree that we are here to be a force for good in the Elmwood Village. We already put a lot of ourselves into Loaves and Fishes, but we hope to make a difference in whole lot of other ways.

The church building is in what I consider a perfect location. I would love to utilize it more fully. Send me a note if you would ever like to see what it's like. In addition to a great space for worship, there is a gym, classrooms, a social hall, and even a log cabin. Quite nice.

I have absolutely loved my month in Buffalo. Friendly people, lots of good food, and so much to do during the summer.

Anyway, the church will soon have a website if you want information about it. If you don't like Christians, or church, or whatever, I understand, but I am also quick to caution you not to believe the stereotypes. We're certainly not perfect, but we're also nothing like those people that were shouting at the pride parade. We do our best to love God and love our neighbors, following the way of Jesus. Other than that, we're pretty much like most other people.

The church gathers at 10am Sundays. If you want to know more about who we are, stop and visit or drop a note.

By the way, I won't always post about the church. I'm pretty excited about all the free music here this summer, and getting to know the improv scene, too.
print add/read comments

Permalink: Ok_I_am_here_.html
Words: 363
Location: Buffalo, NY

01/28/07 04:44 - 21ºF - ID#37902

This is nice . . .

I like estrip so far. People helped right away. I will become a more regular reader/poster as I get closer to moving. Until then, Thanks!
print add/read comments

Permalink: This_is_nice_.html
Words: 26
Location: Buffalo, NY

01/26/07 04:20 - 17ºF - ID#37883

Coming soon . . .

Moving to Buffalo and Elmwood area in the next couple months. This site seems like it might be helpful in getting to know the area and the people.

Anyway, if anyone wants to help me find a place to live, I think that will be task number one. I figure We (wife and I) will rent until we can buy.

We don't arrive until May, but we're trying to work on things ahead of time.
print add/read comments

Permalink: Coming_soon_.html
Words: 75
Location: Buffalo, NY



New Site Wide Comments

joe said to joe
Never send a man to do a grandma's job...

sina said to sina
yes thank you!
Well, since 2018 I am living in France, I have finished my second master of science,...

paul said to sina
Nice to hear from you!! Hope everything is going great....

paul said to twisted
Hello from the east coast! It took me so long to see this, it might as well have arrived in a lette...