“Our story as Christians begins with the refugee story,” Father Charles McCarron said, telling the saga of two adults traveling a great distance where their baby was born, and then soon after fleeing to a foreign country to escape tyranny.
The refugees to whom the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church priest was referring were, of course, Mary and Joseph and their journey to Bethlehem for the birth of the baby Jesus and then their fight into Egypt. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Students staged an orderly demonstration in front of the California State Capitol to protest budget cuts to education and Governor Ronald Reagan’s plan to impose tuition for University of California students for the first time in the school’s history. (more…)
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To the Editor:
The Reporter’s coverage of the short-term rental situation is so one-sided it shows how unfamiliar people are with the process of renting through Airbnb and the benefits of the sharing economy. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Reverend Stephen Fearing won the support of the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church Session in calling for a ban on high powered weapons.
When Reverend Stephen Fearing’s wife popped her head into the bathroom while he was showering on the morning of June 12 to tell him there had been another mass shooting, the pastor of the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church’s first response was a shrug.
His nonchalant reaction woke him up to the realization that mass shootings have become so routine in recent years that people have lost the capacity to be shocked. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Volunteers and diners enjoyed a hearty breakfast. From left, Robert and Virginia Springsteen, Tom Morritt, Bob Gundlach, Dot Ross, Chef Angela Corbett and Bettianne Morritt.
Thirty-five or 40 individuals made it to the Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall on November 12 to participate in the Ecumenical Breakfast.
The theme of the breakfast was “what it means to be thankful,” according to Reverend Stephen Fearing, rector of the Presbyterian Church. (more…)