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  1. Revolutionary Book Club — September 5, 2017
  2. Adulting — September 5, 2017
  3. From “Stuck” to “Without Ceasing” — May 3, 2017
  4. One Great Hour of Sharing — March 12, 2017
  5. “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?” — February 1, 2017

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Revolutionary Book Club

Our book club is open to all regardless of church affiliation (invite your friends!). We meet the third Wednesday of each month  beginning at 6pm at Latitudes Coffee House (near the corner of Pilgrim Rd. & County Line).   September 20th—What is the Bible? How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform …

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Adulting

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK   An interesting way to gauge societal shifts is to pay attention to language. Merriam-Webster tracks word usage throughout the year and creates a list of the “top 10 words of the year” as well as frequently adding new words as they become part of everyday language. One word that has …

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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  

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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Pastor Tara Goes to Washington!

The leadership of the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ has organized a bus trip for both lay people and clergy to Washington D.C. Jan.19-22 (the weekend of the inauguration) as a means of greater engagement in social justice issues. My daughter, Vanessa, and I will be participating in this weekend of listening …

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Got Questions? December 2016

What do the different colored candles on the Advent wreath mean?” Advent wreaths have been used by churches for many years to count the weeks leading up to Christmas. Historically, churches have used 3 purple candles and one pink candle with a larger white candle in the center. Purple was used in Advent (as well …

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