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Ben Larson-Wolbrink
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  • Beacon, NY
  • United States
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Ben Larson-Wolbrink's Friends

  • Beacon Music Factory
  • Amy Waldenberg
  • The Coffee Shoppe
  • Catherine Cusumano, M.S. L.Ac.
  • Christopher Pfund
  • Kim
  • Denise Y. Crisci
  • Kathleen Flynn
  • Anna Y
  • Katie HM
  • Gretchen Larson-Wolbrink
  • School of Jellyfish
  • Ben Royce
  • Michael Arginsky
  • Stephanie Parent

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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 (http://imagejournal.org/page/about/) and I'd love to meet folks who see potential connections.

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Blue Christmas Service at First Presbyterian Church

December 21, 2013 from 7pm to 8pm
Holidays got you down?  Bring your grief to a simple service on the eve of the Winter Solstice.  No platitudes.  Just silence, song, and the mystery of God's love in the mess of our lives.  It may be the longest night of the year, but the Light is coming...See More
Dec 17, 2013
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Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion at First Presbyterian Church

December 24, 2013 from 8pm to 9pm
Basking in the beauty of candlelight, we'll celebrate the Silent Night long ago when God was born among us.  "Sleep in heavenly peace.  Sleep in heavenly peace."See More
Dec 17, 2013
Ben Larson-Wolbrink is attending First Presbyterian Church's event
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Christmas Pageant at First Presbyterian Church

December 15, 2013 from 10am to 11am
Come see a live, inter-generational drama of the birth of Jesus during a Sunday morning worship service.  Cute kids in costume, Christmas carols, and the amazing story of God-with-us... born in a barn!See More
Dec 11, 2013
Ben Larson-Wolbrink commented on First Presbyterian Church's event Blue Collar Blues Closing Party
"Last chance to see some great work this weekend!"
Jan 25, 2013
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Blue Collar Blues Closing Party at Faith in Art Gallery at First Presbyterian Church

January 27, 2013 from 4pm to 6pm
Last chance to view artwork exploring the concept of "work"; domestic or industrial, creative or habitual from the following artists:Michael Arginsky, Carol Bailey, Stephen Clair, Dennis Connors, Kristen Cronin, Theresa Gooby, Jurek, Basha Maryanska, Robert Paschal, Michelle Rivas, Peter Sheehan, Glen Sneyd, Kat Statenborough, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak, Rachel Thompson, and Katrina Ross ZezzaAlso, enjoy a brief performance from…See More
Jan 25, 2013
Ben Larson-Wolbrink commented on First Presbyterian Church's event Blue Collar Blues Art Show Opening
"Our show is featured in IMAGEUpdate, a bi-weekly message that goes out to over 8,000 readers interested in the intersection of faith and the arts."
Oct 16, 2012
Ben Larson-Wolbrink is attending First Presbyterian Church's event
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Blue Collar Blues Art Show Opening at Faith in Art Gallery, First Presbyterian Church

October 27, 2012 from 4pm to 7pm
Faith in Art Gallery is pleased to announce its latest art exhibition: Blue Collar Blues: Celebrating the Struggle and Satisfaction of our Labor.  The show will feature visual artwork in a variety of mediums that explore the challenge and the calling of what we consider our work; domestic or industrial, creative or habitual.  The show will also feature memorabilia and artifacts from the rich working history – past and present – of generations of Beaconites, blurring the line between art and…See More
Oct 16, 2012
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Dec 27, 2011
Ben Larson-Wolbrink posted discussions
Dec 26, 2011
Ben Larson-Wolbrink replied to Amy Waldenberg's discussion Choir? in the group Local Recommendations
"Amy, We are trying to spread the word about our church choir.  We have a solid director, Chris Fasulo, who is really trying to stretch the singers.  Call time is Sundays at 9:15 for 10:00 worship.  All are welcome to sing, whatever…"
Dec 8, 2011
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Festival of Lessons and Carols at First Presbyterian Church

December 11, 2011 from 5pm to 8pm
Come join us for an evening of Christmas carols, and Words of Hope as we usher in the Holiday Spirit! Please come with your generous hearts as this is to benefit our Music Program.Immediately following the concert, there will be a special reception at Chill Wine Bar with entertainment and a silent auction. We will take a special collection of non-perishable food items, toiletries, and cleaning supplies to benefit ARCS: AIDS Related Community Services.Tickets: $20 (includes one glass of wine at…See More
Nov 29, 2011
Ben Larson-Wolbrink posted a listing for:
Sep 26, 2011
Beacon Homes commented on Ben Larson-Wolbrink's blog post some more Beacon press
"Thanks for posting Ben, I had to share on facebook....great video on Beacon!"
Jul 31, 2011
Steve Knowles commented on Ben Larson-Wolbrink's blog post some more Beacon press
"Really nice! (what's with Waving Willie knocking everything on this site?)"
Jul 20, 2011
Andy Brown commented on Ben Larson-Wolbrink's blog post some more Beacon press
"hmmm, Steven Evans and Crumb don't overlap chronologically, but still great press."
Jul 19, 2011
Bud Siegel commented on Ben Larson-Wolbrink's blog post some more Beacon press
"Yeah, in addition to Polich, the video appeared to have Beacon annexing West Point and Boscobel."
Jul 14, 2011

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FREE SUMMER MEALS for CHILDREN in BEACON!

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…
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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…

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