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September 4, 2014

The Flash! – September 4, 2014

The Flash! - September 4, 2014

September 4, 2014 Conjunction Junction, what’s your function? If you were a child, or a parent to one, in the 1970’s and 80’s I can see you smiling, and I can hear you humming.  How many of us – 30 and 40 years later – still turn to tunes from Schoolhouse Rock when trying to […]

September 2, 2014

The Flash! – August 28, 2014

The Flash! - August 28, 2014

August 28, 2014 Last weekend on the youth mission trip to Washington, DC we had the privilege to be with the Rev. Phil Tom, a cherished colleague, sage-like mentor, and close friend.  He is currently serving as the Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of Labor.  In that role […]

August 22, 2014

September 5-6, Healing Our Nation Workshops

September 5-6, Healing Our Nation Workshops

On September 5 and 6 we will be honored to host a powerful and timely pair of events, both offered by Healing our Nation.  On Friday (6:30-9:30 pm) they will offer a workshop that is open to all called Understanding the Origins of Oppression, an introductory workshop designed for “the curious, the committed, and the uncertain who […]

August 21, 2014

The Flash! – August 21, 2014

The Flash! - August 21, 2014

For nearly two weeks I have been wrestling with what might be helpfully said or written about the events in Ferguson, Missouri.  Then I came across this piece and felt like it was everything I wanted to say and write.  The only attribution I can offer is “beccyjoy” the blog name for this prophetic woman […]

August 14, 2014

Youth Mission Trip: August 22-24

Youth Mission Trip: August 22-24

In late August, our youth group will venture to Washington, DC to spend three days in ministry and mission.  They will stay at an urban retreat center called the Pilgrimage and serve in social justice ministries during the days, and then hear special speakers and have discussions in the evenings.  The youth have also agreed to […]

August 14, 2014

The Flash! – August 14, 2014

The Flash! - August 14, 2014

Next Monday we will gather for the first of four evenings for our Vacation Bible School.  This year’s theme is When Life Gives You Lemons…The Redemptive Power of God’s Love.  The planning group thought long and hard about the name of the theme with the concern that it might feel too simple, trite, and (frankly) trivial […]

August 13, 2014

Vacation Bible School – August 18-21

Vacation Bible School - August 18-21

“When Life Gives You Lemons… The Redemptive Power of God’s Love” This year we will enter into four different Biblical stories in which characters experience the transformation of difficult and challenging events into ones that deliver God’s grace, hope, and light. Dinner is from 5:30 – 6:30. Offerings of side dishes graciously accepted. Desserts will […]

August 7, 2014

The Flash! – August 7, 2014

The Flash! - August 7, 2014

Vacation Log Entry #1: Summer, 2014 There is something exhilarating about being at the edge.  With a lighthouse, the sea, and Canada behind them, these two rugged hikers are standing at a stone marker that says: “Easternmost Point in the U.S.A., West Quoddy Head, Lubec, Maine.”  They are standing at the edge of a nation, […]

August 6, 2014

Taizé in the Park – August 10, 2014

Taizé in the Park - August 10, 2014

7:00 p.m. Join us in the Sugar Bowl Pavilion for a special Taize service. This ecumenical service will invite us through music, readings, and prayer to quietly and contemplatively enter into God’s presence with ears and hearts open to hear God’s word. We will experience the glow of sunlight, the movement of sacred music, and […]

August 1, 2014

The Flash! – August 1, 2014

The Flash! - August 1, 2014

While Pastor Andy is out of town, we welcome guest contributors to The Flash. This week we welcome Commissioned Ruling Elder Tim Arnold to the writer’s desk. There was a Jackson Browne song I remember from the ‘70s, Dr. My Eyes: Doctor, my eyes have seen the years And the slow parade of fears without […]

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