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A Suggestion for Lent …

A Suggestion for Lent … Friends in Christ, I had a wonderful conversation this week with Skip Roy. Skip recently started reading Richard Rohr’s daily e-mail meditations. I’ve been reading them for several years. Both of us having read them, and both of us finding them thought-provoking and inspiring, enabled us to have a substantive…

Minister’s Blog

What are you giving up for Lent? A few years ago, Landon Witsitt wrote a blog with the title “Giving Up Chocolate and Beer for Lent is not what Jesus had in mind.” He talked about three common attitudes to giving up something for Lent: I’m going to give up chocolate or alcohol. Giving up…

God is Remodeling

Dear Church Members and Friends, On Monday, August 11, a large yellow backhoe began digging around the foundation of the church. Construction has begun! What a sight! Along with the backhoe were other sights that go along with construction — a chain-link fence, workers in hard hats, shovels and other tools. Trees, bushes and other…

Living Stones…

Living Stones… We don’t usually think of stones as being alive. We think of them as lifeless, heavy, and inert. But in the New Testament, Jesus is referred to as a building stone, especially a cornerstone, no less than seven times. As we get closer to the beginning of our remodeling project and the excitement…

Easter and Eternal Life

Dear Church Members and Friends, A man nags his friend to tell him what he really believes about life after death. Finally, his exasperated friend snaps: “Well, naturally I believe that when we die we enter glory, bliss and infinite joy. But I do wish you wouldn’t bring up such unpleasant subjects!” I know that…