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Ben Larson-Wolbrink
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  • Beacon, NY
  • United States
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  • The Coffee Shoppe
  • Catherine Cusumano, M.S. L.Ac.
  • Christopher Pfund
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  • Denise Y. Crisci
  • Kathleen Flynn
  • Anna Y
  • Katie HM
  • Gretchen Larson-Wolbrink
  • School of Jellyfish
  • Ben Royce
  • Stephanie Parent
  • Nicole Ganas

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Seeking temporary church musician

Sundays 10am. Starting Jan 1. Call: 845-475-6102

Started Dec 26, 2011

Seeking temporary church keyboard player

We need a temporary musician starting on Sunday Jan 1st.  Service is at 10am.  

Tags: needed, Musician

Started Dec 26, 2011

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How long have you lived in Beacon?
since Jan 4
More about me:
After five years living in the desert in Tucson, Arizona, I'm excited to be near the water and all things green. I'm glad to be back in a small, New York community with deep roots (having grown up in a similar town south of Buffalo). Having spent time in Chicago, Louisville, and South India, I appreciate all the diversity of perspectives and creativity I see bubbling up in and around Beacon.

I delight in my wife's love for color, cooking yummy food, and digging in the dirt. My daughter helps me to see the world with fresh eyes and not take myself too seriously. Both of them have taught me tons about patience and love.

I'm a Presbyterian pastor who is passionate about abundant, joy-filled living. I appreciate deep, honest questions, and the myriad ways our hearts yearn for God (or, insert any other word you might prefer: the Divine, Love, Being, Reality). And, I honor the breadth of religious traditions that have emerged throughout history as we engage this Mystery.

I understand that many folks are turned off by the whole Christian thing... and for lots of legitimate reasons. But, for me, following Jesus is a radical invitation to be more loving, more just, and more free. Though our scriptures are full of contradictions, I am regularly inspired by the wisdom of the Bible and the stories of how the Spirit moves in the midst of - and often in spite of - humanity, both flawed and beloved.

I'm eager to connect with anyone in Beacon - whatever your background - who is open for honest, thoughtful conversation about life, meaning, God, and anything in between. I'm intrigued by the way art and faith both grasp at core, human experiences ( and I'd love to meet folks who see potential connections.

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All kids & teens 18 and younger can receive a nutritious lunch for free during the summer!


Mon – Fri, July 5th – August 26th


  • It’s Free: Kids eat free meals and families save money.


  •  It’s Easy: No residency or citizenship rules, no registration, and no forms to fill out!

Any kid can receive a free meal this summer.


  • It’s Fun: There will be occasional events and activities at the lunch…

Posted on June 29, 2011 at 11:50am

Vandalism at First Presbyterian

Saturday afternoon one of our neighbors pointed out some pretty disappointing vandalism on the Amity Street side of our church (at 50 Liberty Street). This message feels particular violating for our congregation, but we also understand that whoever wrote this has got some serious anger and looking for someone to blame.

The police came by and were sympathetic, but they were clear that it wasn't their top priority. I've been hesitant to post this because I've observed that BCN…


Posted on December 13, 2010 at 11:59am — 12 Comments

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At 11:40am on March 31, 2010, Leroy Williams said…
Sorry just now signing back on to this site.
At 8:49am on March 28, 2010, Justin Riccobono said…
Great meeting you and Gretchen yesterday. I hope you guys had fun.
At 3:21pm on January 9, 2010, Henry said…
Welcome Ben.

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