Welcome! Bienvenido! I am Rev. Paul Harris but please call me "Pastor Paul." It is a great pleasure for me and my wife Laura to now live in Hunt, Tx. And the added blessing of being a pastor in this community brings us joy and peace.
I am excited about meeting folks here and my first priority is to welcome you to one of the worship services at Hunt United Methodist Church. Each Sunday we celebrate the love of God at 8:30 and 11:00 am. Join us and bring your family.
Secondly, I am arranging home and office visits with church and community members. You can find me at the church office on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 am and 4 pm. On Mondays and Wednesdays, I can meet you for conversation at the location most convenient for you. Call the church office for a convenient time to meet with the new pastor.
We recently moved from Laredo, Tx where we enjoyed four years of ministry with the people of First UMC Laredo. As we bid farewell to friends there, we set out on a three week spiritual adventure to Wales and England. Our son Ben also went along with our group of twenty persons - most from the Austin area. I have included a brief blog post from my personal webpage describing one of the holy places we encountered along the way. It is called the Chapel of St. Non.
Non, another important Celtic saint and the location of a chapel erected at the birthplace of her son David. This structure was erected in 1934. The ruins of an earlier structure are nearby.
As we walked today around the westernmost land in southern Wales, I was impressed with the current of Ramsey Sound. It was moving fast to the south. Large seabirds floated much faster than we walked.
We stopped in Porth Clais for our packed lunch. There were fifteen to twenty small boats beached at the low tide in this tidal inlet at the mouth of River Alun.
After Lunch, The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path rewarded us with views of vertical rock exposures and tidal arches (washed out holes through the rock).
Then, I caught sight of St Nons Chapel. It was a point of great joy to step closer to it and think about those to be included in midday prayers.
We stepped up the hill and through the gate to enter a Retreat House and Chapel yard. Five of us took backpacks and hats off and entered the chapel.
A prayer book was opened for a daily prayer. The iconic stain-glassed window showing St Non filtered the light down across an altar and about 20 chairs.
I prayed for our walk, for our common journey, for ancient and current, for those with newly found illness, for my family, for the travelers Along the Way, and for the five of us sitting in this small chapel along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
Along the Way