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Community Message: Falling Back to Change

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Community Message: Falling Back to Change

By Bethany Stroup When most of us think of the Autumn season we think of pumpkin spice lattes and children heading back to schools. What I often ponder in this season is how inevitable change is in our lives. Every fall the trees transform their colors as a sign to us to remember that all […]

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Community Message: Cultivate the beginner’s mind

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Community Message: Cultivate the beginner’s mind

By Minister John Shuck In the words of Shunryu Suzuki: “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” It is September. Back to school. It is a good time to reflect on the beginner’s mind. No one wants to be embarrassed about what she or he doesn’t know. […]

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Community Message: Look for the signs of beauty

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Community Message: Look for the signs of beauty

By Minister John Shuck And your Lord inspired the bee, saying, ‘Build yourselves houses in the mountains and trees and what people construct. Then feed on all kinds of fruit and follow the ways made easy for you by your Lord.’ From their bellies come a drink of different colors in which there is healing […]

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Community Message: Make Memories This Summer

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Community Message: Make Memories This Summer

By Lead Pastor Doug Boyd When you hear the word “Memories”, what song, trip, special event or image immediately pops into your head?  For me, summer always takes me back to my childhood when our family would pile into our Oldsmobile 4 door sedan and drive to my grandparent’s house.  There we would spend the […]

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Community Message: June is a good time to get outside and meet your neighbors

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Community Message: June is a good time to get outside and meet your neighbors

By Rev. Jeff Binder When I was little, I remember the excitement that came with the first weeks of June: summer had arrived and school was done for the year! It was time to play outside and play outside we did! My friends and I would approach each day with simple joy, gathering at each […]

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Community Message: A new season brings change

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Community Message: A new season brings change

By Lead Pastor Chris Canton During the month of May, the possibility that your phone will give you a 10-day forecast of sunshine grows greater as the days get longer. If you’re like me, when the sun starts breaking through the clouds a bit more, it means a new season is around the corner. As […]

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Community Message: Spirituality in a Global Age

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Community Message: Spirituality in a Global Age

By Minister John Shuck In 2017 we celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In the 1500s, the Reformers were responding to the political changes of pre-modern Europe. The changes we face now are far beyond what could have been imagined by Luther or Calvin. The rise of modern science and technology, the human […]

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Community Message: Valentines for All

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Community Message: Valentines for All

By Bethany Stroup The holiday of love is quickly approaching and many people in romantic relationships are searching for the perfect venue for their romantic Valentine’s date. I love Valentine’s day because the more love and kindness we celebrate, the more beauty enters the world. There are many people however without romantic partners who face […]

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Community Message: Make that Holiday Connection

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Community Message: Make that Holiday Connection

By Rev. David Randall-Bodman The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year. My spirits are lifted by familiar traditions –lights, songs, meals, and gift giving. The timing of the holidays is perfect. Lately, the atmosphere of our world has been riddled with negativity, suspicion and fear. This fall I have been […]

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