Rev. Bob Sheldon has been our Pastor for the past 14 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. With his New York background he is a big New York Rangers hockey fan, but don't worry his wife Heather is a big Boston Red Sox fan!
I like winter. O.k., o.k. I know some of you don't, but winter has beauty that other seasons don't provide. My favorite sport is hockey so it makes sense that I looked forward to when winter rolls around. I have two children who love to play in the snow
and hope for snow days from school. And there's something beautiful about quiet, still mornings where the ground and trees
are covered with a fresh coat of snow (not too much :) ).
I think about how many go through not only physical seasons of winter, but spiritual ones where it seems dark, cold, and lonely.
I want to assure you that Jesus cares about the winter times of your life. God wants to help you weather your winter storms. We here at EBC want to be a safe, warm place where you come in from the cold and receive the light and heat of God's Holy Word. A
place to be still and see the beauty of the Lord (Psalm 27:4 "I'm asking God for one thing, only one thing; To live with him in his
house my whole life long. I'll contemplate his beauty; I'll study at his feet." The Message Version). A place that reminds you of the promise of spring and resurrection. May God be with you in this winter season.