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From “Stuck” to “Without Ceasing”

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ, Prayer. It’s one of the most basic elements of Christian life. Prayer is the thing that the Apostle Paul instructs us to do “without ceasing”. Perhaps it should come as no surprise then that it is also one of the areas of spiritual life …

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One Great Hour of Sharing

Greetings in the name of Our Savior Jesus Christ, This month we have a special mission offering in the United Church of Christ known as “One Great Hour of Sharing.” This offering is one of four special offerings collected each year as  a way for us as a church to make a collective positive impact …

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“Is there a common thread that runs through all religions? Where can Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists find a common ground that unites rather than divides them?”

Question: “Is there a common thread that runs through all religions? Where can Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists find a common ground that unites rather than divides them?” This issue has been an ongoing debate for centuries. The Dalai Lama insists that the common thread is “compassion”, while others say there is no common …

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What is Truth?

“What is truth?” This is the question Pontius Pilate asks of Jesus just before he is crucified. Jesus had testified that he “was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. Whoever accepts the truth listens to my voice” (John 18:37-38). Particularly in the gospel of John, Jesus takes a hard line …

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Reader’s Revolution 2017

Reader’s Revolution book discussions will continue in January. We meet at Latitudes Coffee House (corner of Pilgrim and County Line) on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6pm. Next Meeting Dates January 18th—Wearing God by Lauren Winner Feb. 15th—Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates March 15th—A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis  

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How do I know God’s will for my life?

Fifteen years ago, mega-church pastor Rick Warren wrote a book entited The Purpose Driven Life, and soon every church book study and small group seemed to be reading it. The book purported to guide readers into finding God’s purpose for their lives. In the years that have followed many have discovered that, though containing some …

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