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Reverend George Harris

Senior Minister

Reverend Kevin Weikel

Associate Minister for Youth and Young Adults

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  • Our Stories, Our Story: A Great Dane, Moana, and the Baby Jesus November 30, 2016
    This is my column for the December 2016 issue of the First Church Simsbury newsletter, The Cornerstone. My Harris ancestry is reasonably well documented. There is a church yard cemetery in Paoli, Pennsylvania where all my direct Harris ancestors are buried, going back to Thomas Harris who immigrated before the Revolutionary War. Then there is […]
  • Advent I: Standing Watch November 28, 2016
    I preached this sermon at First Church Simsbury on November 27, 2016 on the First Sunday of Advent. Isaiah 2:1-5 Matthew 24:36-44 Many of you know that I was an officer in the Navy. For two and a half years I was stationed on a ship, the frigate USS Ouellet out of Pearl Harbor. Whether […]

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  • Marching to a the Beat of a Different Drummer December 4, 2016
    Scripture Reading:  Isaiah 11:1-10, The Peaceful Kingdom A shoot will grow up from the stump of Jesse; a branch will sprout from his roots. The Lord’s spirit will rest upon him, a spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of planning and strength, a spirit of knowledge and awe of the Lord. He will delight in the […]
  • Gratitude and Giving November 20, 2016
      Thanksgiving and Stewardship Sunday Second Scripture Reading:  Luke 10:25-37, The Good Samaritan. An expert in the Law of Moses stood up and asked Jesus a question to see what he would say. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to have eternal life?” Jesus answered, “What is written in the Scriptures? How do you […]


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