Preaching Sunday, August 21
11:00 am

Rev. Richard Spalding

Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Sermon: "How Often Must I Forgive?"

Rick Spalding has served since 2000 as Chaplain at Williams College in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, where he leads a multi-faith staff serving one of the nation’s most distinguished secular liberal arts colleges.  In addition to the traditional work of pastoral care, counseling and liturgical ministry, the chaplaincy entails supporting spiritual interest and inquiry among students representing most of the world's religious traditions.  Rick is also much involved with student civic engagement, and leads a popular January term immersion course in Nicaragua.   A member of Boston Presbytery, Rick has served congregations in Buckhorn (KY), Albany, New York City and Boston, and in campus ministry at Harvard.  He is a contributor to the Feasting on the Word and Feasting on the Gospels series, and a just-published volume, College and University Chaplaincy in the 21st Century.  He loves to cook, goes sea kayaking when he can, sings bass in just about any choir that will have him, and is currently being trained by a Chesapeake Bay retriever.

Jon Walton is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He earned his M.Div. degree at Union Theological Seminary, New York City and his D.Min. degree at San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, California.  He has previously served congregations in New Canaan, Connecticut; Setauket, New York; and Wilmington, Delaware.   He is the former co-moderator of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians and continues to serve as a member of the board.  A noted preacher, he has spoken at some of America’s most well known pulpits including the Washington National Cathedral,  and innumerable college, seminary, and conference settings.  His lectures and sermons are published in a wide variety of sermon anthologies, books on preaching, and articles in professional journals.  He is the author of the book, Imperfect Peace: Teaching Sermons on Troubling Texts. - See more at: http://www.fpcnyc.org/about-us/pastoral-staff/getting-to-know-the-pastors.html#sthash.7DqSI0rf.dpuf
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