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The Pastor’s Page™

Rev. Brian Eastman was called to serve as the pastor of Beaver UCC in August of 2008. Brian received his Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School (Newton, MA). He has worked as a seminarian at Second Church of Newton UCC (Newton, MA) and as a chaplaincy intern at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital (Boston, MA). While at seminary, Brian also co-founded the Andover Newton Men’s Fellowship, worked in Theology and the Arts, traveled to China to study World Christianity, and was inducted into the Jonathan Edwards Society of Andover Newton. Prior to his calling to ministry, Brian received a Bachelor of Science degree from Guilford College (Greensboro, NC) in Physics. After college, Brian worked in Information Technology, working for academic institutions, large corporations, and dot-com startups. Other areas of ministry and theology that interest Brian are Science and Religion, Theology and the Arts, World Christianity, and serving the greater community through ecumenical work between churches. Pastor Brian currently lives in Dayton with his wife Amelia.

A visit from Pastor Brian

If you would like Pastor Brian to visit with you, or if you know someone that would enjoy a visit for any reason, please contact Pastor Brian. You may email Pastor Brian or call Pastor Brian at (937) 469-1383 at any time.

Pastor’s Office Hours

Tuesday: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The Pastor’s Peace™

Inspirational thoughts from Pastor Brian for your reflection and consideration, published monthly during the year, available in our printed Beaver Church Chatter newsletter and on our web site.*

2020

  • January

    Well, here it is, we are starting a new decade, the 20s. It is hard for me to believe that so much time has gone by in my life. I was talking recently with someone about music I listened to in high school. I realized that when I was a senior in high school, in 1994, there were the same number of years between 1969 and my senior year as there are now between my senior year and 2019. So basically kids who are currently seniors in high school who are listening to music that was released when I was a senior are the same as me listening to 60s music when I was in high school. My music tastes that were once modern are now classic, but that’s the way it goes. For those older than I, the view of time and changes are obviously even more abundant, like my grandfather who remembers the other 20s, that would be the 1920s.

    If there is one thing we can count on it is that time marches on and that change is inevitable. Just like the old saying states, “the only thing that is constant is change.” That quote is from the philosopher Heraclitus, by the way, a Greek philosopher from around 500 BC, and not even he could have imagined all of the changes between then and now. That being said I disagree with that statement to a point. Even though there is always change there are some constants as well. There are things that are the same now as when I was in high school, and they were there when my grandfather was in high school, and they were even there when Heraclitus was in high school, although they probably didn’t call it high school back then. The things I am talking about are love and compassion, family, forgiveness, struggle, and even hatred. All of these aspects that make us human are things that people have been dealing with in every century. In addition to those, there has also always been God in our life to help us with these things.

    Christ was there for me in 1994 just like Christ is here for me today. Even though Jesus was born after our philosopher Heraclitus, God was still with him as well, trying to call him to a life of compassion and love. This is true not only for the past but for the future as well. The last 25 years of my life have brought forth events and changes that I could have never fathomed, and I’m sure the next 25 will bring more such changes should I be lucky enough to live that long.

    If I am that lucky I know that Christ will be with me as well, and even if I’m not that lucky, Christ will still be with me. You see, who knows what the 20s will bring, but whatever it brings, know that you are not alone, that Christ is with you always, and that through Christ we shall be joined together for all time.

    Peace, Blessings, and Happy New Year,
    Pastor Brian

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The Pastor's Peace Archive™

Read Pastor Brian's thoughts from past years.

The Pastor’s Sermon™

Listen to Pastor Brian's sermons, when available, recorded during Morning Worship and other special worship services.

The Pastor's Sermon Archive™

Listen to Pastor Brian’s sermons from past years.

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