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Rev. Dr. James Atwood The Fourth of July article on this web site is based on a sermon presented by Reverend Dr. James Atwood on June 29, 2003 at Fairlington Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Va. Reverend Atwood and his wife, Reverend Roxana Atwood, served as missionaries to Japan for nine years and retired recently from serving in churches in the Capital Presbytery in Springfield and Arlington.

Alan AtKisson  is a consultant, singer/songwriter, and the author of Believing Cassandra: An Optimist Looks at a Pessimist’s World, published by in 1999. Order from  This book takes you on a guided tour from the prophets as civilization collapses to the process of global transformation. Articles appearing on this web site are reprinted by permission from author.

Dr. Johanna W. H. Bos is a professor of Bible and Old Testament at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Born and raised in The Netherlands, she has resided in the U. S. since 1966. She graduated from  Leiden University in The Netherlands and received her PhD from Union Theological Seminary in New York.

Ben Campbell is the director of Richmond Hill, located in Richmond, Virginia, whose intellectually stimulating articles were often reprinted in the Singles Network Newsletter. Richmond Hill was created in 1866 by twelve nuns of the Benedictine order who felt led to pray for the city. As a result of the dedicated ministry of Richmond Hill, that city has been prayed for several times daily since that day. Today the little ecumenical community offers periodic planned retreats and individual retreats throughout the year for about $60 a night. Contact Richmond Hill at (804) 783-7903 or check their website at

Jim Chamberlin is a native of California. He is an association management consultant and a professional massage therapist and has lived in Washington, DC for more than 20 years.  His humorous and insightful articles often appeared in the Singles Network Newsletter. One of his recent humorous stories was "How Lucky Can A Guy Get?"  Another recent article is "Affirmations," which was the lead article in the October, 2000 edition. Look for more of his writing!

Rev. Larry Davies is a Methodist pastor in Lynchburg, VA. He maintains a web-based ministry at and provides weekly Bible studies and a place to make prayer requests for all visitors to the web site.

Rev Dr. Jan Edmiston is a native of Chapel Hill, NC. She has served the Fairlington Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Virginia since 1989 along with her husband, Fred Lyon, who was co-pastor. She lives with her husband and three children in northern Virginia. Many of her sermons have been featured on this web site. One of her articles was "In Search of The Perfect Man." Visit the church web site at for additional sermons and information.

Rev. Lucy Marsden Hottle was a pastor of Messiah Methodist Church in Springfield, Virginia when she presented "What is Your Passion" in 1997. She is now retired, following service as a pastor of a church in Richmond, Virginia. 

Janet Jacobsen is publisher of Single Scene, Box 10159, Scottsdale, AZ 85271. She has published insightful, researched articles for single adults for over 30 years. Visit her web site for more interesting ideas and information about singles groups all over the United States: 

Rev. Dr. Peter James is the lead minister of Vienna Presbyterian Church in Vienna, Virginia. You can read more of his sermons on the church web site: 

Mary Carol Lewis is the pen name for a free lance writer whose work appeared often in the Singles Network Newsletter.  Her first book, Season of Lovers, is a collection of notes from her personal journal which tell the story of being a sensuous single adult. This 2003 paperback publication is available at this web site and at  She lived in Fairfax county, Virginia at the time of the writing.

Rev. Fred Lyon was the co-pastor of Fairlington Presbyterian Church, where he served with his wife from 1993-2000. Some of his articles appeared in the  Singles Network Newsletter, "Searching for the Light." For more information on him and the church, visit the web site at 

Bonnie Meadows is the penname of the director of Network for Pilgrims She is also the author of most of the sermons provided for Christ Covenant International Ministries. Excerpts from her Pilgrim Journal  appear on this web site as well. She is a recent graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is prepared to become a Presbyterian minister. From October 2007 through October 2008 she served as the ministry leader for the Sudanese Christian Fellowship of Las Vegas. Presently living in her hometown in Texas awaiting a call to a church, she continues to write.

Rev Dr. Roger Paynter is the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Austin, Texas, where he has served for more than sixteen years. He brings new insights to familiar topics. To hear him preach, come worship with this congregation or visit the church web site: Click on the Media button and select a sermon.

Ginger Sullivan Schneider, MA, LPC, CGP, is in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia where she counsels adults in individual, couple and group psychotherapy. In addition, Ginger combines her experience, creativity and energy to speak on loss – life’s inevitable companion - at workshops and seminars throughout the area. Her tapes on grief are available. Contact her at 131 W. Great Falls St., Suite 101, Falls Church, VA 22046.

Ozzie Smith is one of the most loved baseball players of all time. He was a real crowd pleaser, and an incredible player. At the start of every game when he trotted out to the shortstop position, he would do a complete flip and land on his feet. It started with his natural exuberance, and quickly became his trademark. His nickname of course was "The Wizard of Oz," and it was great that he embraced this nickname and incorporated the imagery of the story into his acceptance speech. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 28, 2002, and he was the only player inducted that year. That's an incredible honor. The website is When you get to the site, click on "hall of famers and honorees" Then on the next screen you can click on his speech (underlined), where the biographies of the members of the hall of fame are listed.

Rev. Dr. Dean K. Thompson was the president of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky from 2004-2009. The inaugural address appearing on this web site was delivered on September 10, 2004. For more information on the seminary or Dr. Thompson, visit the seminary's web site:

Jonathan Voorhees is the Associate Rector and Chaplain of St. Paul's Memorial Church, 1700 University Ave., (across the street from the Rotunda at the University of Virginia), Charlottesville, VA. (804-295-2156 Reprinted by permission from the Pentecost sermon on Commencement Day at the University of Virginia, May 19, 2002, "Holy Departures and Pentecost Beginnings: The Abiding Presence of the Holy Spirit."  

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