As we are in the winter months I think of the term congestion - maybe because many have some congestion or coughs at some point during this cold season. Congestion isn't very pleasant. It isn't what we want. It can be frustrating whether it's congestion in your nasal passages or on a highway. Rush-hour traffic where the roads get clogged and you can't make it to your destination as quick as you want is nothing anyone desires. Congestion at any level prevents movement. Too many cars cause stoppages. Too much mucus prevents yous sinuses from functioning properly.
Congestion in our spiritual lives is also not what we want. Sometimes spiritual movement and progress is slowed. Stalled, stagnant, stuck is not where we want to be.
Wherever you are on your pathway to or with Jesus, we here at EBC want to help you move closer to Jesus. We want to assist you in becoming more loving and peaceful and joyful. One of our Vision Goals for this year is to be committed to transformation. God wants to make positive changes in all of us. To get us unstuck. To relieve the congestion. To move us to the places of rest, godliness, truth, and love the He has for us.
Rev. Bob Sheldon has been our Pastor for the past 15 years. Previously he has served as the Assistant Pastor/Director of Youth Ministries at the First Baptist Church of Westerlo, N.Y. for 14 years. Bob graduated from Alliance Theological Seminary, in Nyack, N.Y., and from Kings' College, in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. Bob and his wife Heather have two children. They enjoy fishing together in a bright orange canoe. On their last outing this season, they caught 42 fish in less than two hours on October 14th on a beautiful autumn morning at the Norton Reservoir.