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Snow on the 2nd day of Spring

Posted by John Emery on

  My daughter was confused this morning when we woke up to snow… And who can blame her? Yesterday was the first day of spring. I stood outside in my t-shirt (and pants, for those of you wondering) and grilled chicken on our deck. It was wonderful. We kicked the soccer ball around...

Year-End Letter

Posted by Jeff Oakes on

Harbor, Summing up the year that we’ve just experienced as a church is a challenging task. There have been some unexpected twists and turns along the way. The fact that I’m the one writing this letter is one plot twist I did not see coming back in January. 2015 was a year of...

The Incarnation and the Humble Brag

Posted by Emma Liddle on

You know what I’m talking about. You do something well, like getting a job promotion or making that slam dunk (metaphorically or literally) and someone says to you: “You are so talented!” or “That was amazing! How did you do that?”  I don’t know many...

Wallflower Worship

Posted by Elyse Emery on

I used to walk into church and sit right in the front row. I like to sit there so that I can sing worship really loud and not hear my own singing voice over our worship team's beautiful ensemble. (Lets just say your worship pastor did not marry me for my musical giftedness!) But over the past...

Mornings on the Merrimack

Posted by John Emery on

  For the last year, I’ve dropped my daughter off at daycare and driven along Pawtucket Boulevard, passing the beach at Heritage State Park and the UMass Lowell Boathouse before crossing the Rourke Bridge to come into the offices at Harbor. I was always in a rush to get into the...

I don’t enjoy change...

Posted by Jeff Oakes on

Jeff Oakes here. I’ve been thinking a good deal lately, as I’m guessing you are too, about Jed’s departure from our church. I don’t enjoy change. I like it even less when it involves saying goodbye to a dear friend, colleague, and leader. I spent some time Monday helping...

Note from Jed's Desk (#18)

Posted by Jed Mullenix on

As we near Independence Day, I hope and pray for you that this moment, which marks our freedom as a country and people, is filled with rest and reasons for joy and celebration. I also hope that, in the midst of the rest and celebration, your hearts drift toward God in gratitude and...

Note from Jed's Desk (#17)

Posted by Jed Mullenix on

Harbor, as we wrap up plans for our summer series, God-Breathed, we would love a few more Scripture passages to consider for the series. Please visit (this link) and share a Scripture passage that has been life-shaping for you and tell us why! You never know...we...

Note from Jed's Desk (#16)

Posted by Jed Mullenix on

Harbor,   Last weekend, we celebrated all of the hours and dollars that were given during Generosity Weekend to further the causes of Christ in our communities and around the world! To all of you who participated with us through service or financial generosity, thank you!  To...

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