Pastor M. Bert Kite Retirement Letter

Dear Friends, When I first arrived as your pastor in 2016, I shared with you a number of times that I was planning for something else(retirement) when some of CUMC’s congregational leaders asked our Bishop to consider appointing me as your Senior Pastor. Honestly, my becoming Castleton’s Pastor was not...

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Suffering Came to My House

As a totally unwelcome guest in the middle of the night, suffering came to my house. Like a thief, his goal was to rob my life of meaning and contentment, and steal all of my joy. Suffering is sometimes mean, and he seems to revel in my tears and my...

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Dear Friends in Christ

Deb and I are really looking forward to this Sunday, October 2nd, when we will begin our life together with you! I am very eager to meet all of you. The Letter of Philemon says, “I have heard of your love and of the faith that you have for the...

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