News: St. Arbuck’s Chapel | A Blog by Rev. Jeff Gannon

St. Arbuck’s Chapel is a weekly blog space where Pastor Jeff tells us what’s on his mind. The name pays tribute to a certain coffee chain where he finds refuge and inspiration. His current project is the “Wisdom from Wibaux,” an ongoing series exploring the native wisdom of his hometown. As he says, “The village raised all the children. I will be forever grateful for the lessons I learned from these authentic, hard working, hard-living folk from Eastern Montana. It may take us a year, give or take a few weeks, to get through all the stories, experiences, and people for whom I thank God regularly.”

Date Posted: October 23, 2018

A Trip to the Holy Land

Why a trip to the Holy Land? I have been blessed to visit Israel twice. I honestly could go back at least once a year for a couple of reasons: First, I believe what the Franciscan Father ... READ MORE
Date Posted: October 16, 2018

Healing and Teaching

Our mission of “Welcoming all persons to experience and share the extraordinary grace and love of Jesus the Christ” is central to our being and doing as a congregation. I go a step further ... READ MORE
Date Posted: October 9, 2018

Prayer for County Commissioners

Recently, I was asked to give the invocation (opening prayer) at the Wednesday session of the County Commission. I frequently pray at City Hall for the City Commissioners before their ... READ MORE
Date Posted: October 2, 2018

Suicide Prevention Pt.2

I am passionate about the topic of suicide because it has impacted my family personally. I am often appalled and embarrassed by the way churches or clergy react to this national mental ... READ MORE
Date Posted: September 25, 2018

September National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Part 1

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. When I went to a recent County Commissioners weekly meeting, I heard a report that got my attention. I am quoting a report from ... READ MORE
Date Posted: September 18, 2018

Shepherd’s Way

Each Wednesday, during most months of the year, there is a group of special needs young adults,  led by Ben French, son of Ron and Mimi, playing basketball on the court  on the lower level ... READ MORE
Date Posted: May 1, 2018

Simone Weil

I have always been fascinated with the life and legacy of Simone Weil. She only lived 34 years on earth, but in that short time made a huge difference, the fullness of which is being ... READ MORE
Date Posted: April 24, 2018

Jack Canfield and the Rule of Five

People I Would Like to Meet Someday (On earth or in heaven) I would treasure the chance to meet Jack Canfield.  Jack Canfield (born August 19, 1944) is an American author, motivational ... READ MORE
Date Posted: April 17, 2018

Helen Keller

Someday, in heaven, I would like to interview Helen Keller.  She was a bull in a china closet, as the saying goes, but she was not just spit and fire. Helen Keller was a woman of depth – a ... READ MORE
Date Posted: April 10, 2018

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Please read this article from Stanford University’s MLK Research and Education Institute. The article speaks to Pastor King and his mysterious utterance which seemingly predicts his imminent ... READ MORE