Category Archives: Chairman’s Articles

Standing Solidly Still when the World Is Spinning in Chaos and Confusion – Vernon Myers

Is it true, or does it just seem that way? It seems our communities and nation are “swirling in a whirl pool” of chaos and confusion. Is it not an understatement to say the past year with the intensity of the political … Continue reading

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Whiter Than Snow, Yes, Whiter Than Snow – Vernon Myers

“Enough of the white stuff.” Really!? I always like “one big snow” but also realize I don’t “have to” get out in the snow as some must do. A big snow is not a lot of extra work for me … Continue reading

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Only One Life Will Soon Be Passed – Vernon Myers

It is a beautiful fall day in Kidron, Ohio, as I write this editorial. My wife and I traveled to Becky’s home to assist her brother with caregiving for our sister-in-law who will shortly be ushered to the very presence … Continue reading

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When the Sky is Falling In – Andrew Leatherman

Tears squeezed out from the young man’s eyes. Then they opened wide in utter terror. “They’re going to kill me,” he cried. “They said they would. They claim that I am a ‘snitch’ and I can’t get away from them!” … Continue reading

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The Power of a Simple Word; Yes – Vernon Myers

Yes is a simple word, but it carries a lot of power. It is the difference between an open heart and a closed heart. It is the difference between a lot of emotional and spiritual pain, and the freeing grace … Continue reading

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An Open Invitation – Vernon Myers

Greetings in the Name of the One who offers us the forgiving grace of a loving Lord. From such grace we experience the “good news” of a second chance, grace to become a new creation in Christ, the old is … Continue reading

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Will My Anchor Hold? – Vernon Myers

I suspect every generation might have said we live in stressful times, and how can it get worse.  There is the ebb and flow of continual change which all of us face.  The time also comes as we get older … Continue reading

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Thanks, Doug, For Wanting to Go Back to Prison – Vernon Myers

Wow! As I think back, it was almost 35 years ago, as a young pastor, that I received a strange request from a young man in our congregation – “Pastor, I would like to go back to Chester County Prison.” … Continue reading

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Winter 2012 Chairman’s Article – Vernon Myers

At our most recent board meeting I was listening to both Lil and Peter talk about what they do at Chester County Prison every day-the people they talk with about significant issues of life. I heard them use a phrase … Continue reading

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So What Happens when Someone Is Released from Prison? – Vernon Myers

We thank God for the privilege of being involved in ministry to the folks who are at Chester County Prison. It was in 1978 when Doug Burnette, a parishioner of mine, asked me if it would be possible for him … Continue reading

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