Advancing God’s Love and Justice

Greetings Friends, “Spirit of God, descend upon my heart; / Wean it from earth; through all its pulses move.” Hymn lyrics are some of the earliest prayers I learned, and seem to have penetrated far deeper into my theological understanding than I generally realize. I know some of you like

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Advancing God’s Love and Justice

Greetings Friends, Between the hurricanes, the earthquake, the fires out west, the announcement of the end of DACA, all of the programming we’re getting going, I felt like I had so many balls in the air on Sunday morning, and I really needed church. I needed the music, the prayer,

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A Word from the Missions and Social Action Ministry

Your Missions and Social Action team is always looking for ways to spread God’s message of love and justice. We want to be your voice and ensure that your donations have the most impact. One program we have that we never really talk about is “Growing Our Own.” It’s an

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Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped out at the Spiritfest potluck this year. The weather may not have cooperated, but our members came through in a big way! The food was delicious and we had close to a hundred people stay for lunch on Sunday. We want to extend extra

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Advancing God’s Love and Justice

Greetings friends, Like many of you, I anticipated the solar eclipse for weeks. I didn’t drive into the Path of Totality, and I procrastinated too much to acquire glasses, but we did make a few cereal box viewers. I thought we were ready. And then as the day got closer,

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A Word from the Worship Ministry

Warm summer greetings from the Worship Ministry team. One function of the Worship Ministry is to coordinate the myriad segments which lead to a smoothly-running and spiritual worship service. Community Life does a wonderful job ensuring that worshipers are greeted as they enter the church. Once they pass through the doors

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Advancing God’s Love and Justice

Greetings Friends, Happy summer! Our church attendance has dropped a little, as it usually does this time of year. You are missed when you’re away, but we hope that those of you attending “in spirit” are out restoring yourselves on vacation, exploring the world, or just enjoying some well-deserved rest.

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A Word from the Christian Education Ministry

The Christian Education (CE) Ministry is looking forward to a great start to the upcoming school year! Volunteers will be painting the Sunday School rooms this summer to brighten up the space. Everyone will then be invited to a special Blessing of the Sunday School rooms, children, and volunteers in

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Advancing God’s Love and Justice

Greetings Friends, On the afternoon of June 19, I read a Facebook message from Schmaltz Deli, saying they’d been the victims of a hate crime. Someone had painted an antisemitic message on the restaurant in front of their store at Ogden and Naper Blvd. I was upset, and shared my

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A Word from the Community Life Ministry

Welcome to summer! As a parent of school-aged children, I find that summer is a wonderful break from the pressures of the school year— early mornings, homework, and extra-curricular activities. I appreciate the time to relax more, connect more, and play more with my family. Our Community Life Ministry has planned

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