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  • Posted 1.6.17: The star of guidance for the wisemen as they journeyed from the East to find Jesus;

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The New Song

  • Posted 12.25.17: Jesus is the New Song sung my Mary a song of praise, hope and justice;

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Patience in Waiting

  • Posted 12.18.17: Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.

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Comfort Is On The Way

  • Posted 12.11.17: Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins..

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  • Posted 12.4.17: Advent is a time of thinking about the coming of the Christ-child as the Messiah, the long-expected redeemer promised by God.

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  • Posted 9.27.17: The days are surely coming when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah.

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  • Posted 9.20.17: Advent is a time of waiting, watching, anticipating and preparing for the coming of Jesus. It is a time to rethink one’s priorities

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  • Posted 9.9.17: Douglas Burton-Christie has written, “Seeing happens only when we risk a relationship with the world.” The world he is talking about includes people, non-human parts of Creation and the Creator God.

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  • Posted 10.23.17: There is a rhythm to the world and to our lives as seasons come and go: birth and death; day and night; joy and sorrow; planting and harvest; work and rest. We see the rhythm in the story of creation where God worked for six days, then rested on the seventh day.

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Wounded World

  • Posted 10.09.17: In 1992, Shirley Erena Murray wrote “Wounded world that cries for healing.” It was written for an ecumenical service in New Zealand, her home, dealing with the issues of health and welfare benefits for the people.

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St. Francis of Assisi

  • Posted 9.24.17: St. Francis of Assis was born in 1181/1182. He grew up in wealth, lived the life of a wealthy young man, and served as a soldier in Assisi’s army.

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  • Posted 9.11.17: Representatives of nine different faiths will share readings/prayers from their sacred texts or music of their faith that speaks to peace in communities and in the world.

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  • Posted 8.14.17: In looking through some old resources, I found several hymns by Anne Steele (1716-1778). She lived in Broughton, England and was the daughter of a timber merchant who also served as lay pastor of the local Baptist Church.

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  • Posted 8.7.17: Featuring the writings, life story, correspondence and inspirational materials of Thomas Merton, mystic and activist.

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Concert & Retreat

  • Posted 8.1.17: On Friday evening, August 25th at 7 PM, Sherry Cothran will do a concert in Harambee Auditorium, Fonder Hall. This concert and retreat is titled, “Hundreds of Ways to Kneel and Kiss the Ground”.

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Summer in the Gallery

  • This summer Scarritt Bennett Center is featuring two art exhibits in the Laskey Gallery. The first is “Five by Five”, with five artists with varying styles sharing their images of the world. Nancy Bailey’s nature paintings create a combination of incredible detail and wonderful color. The use of grap0hic contours and dramatic color relationship are

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  • Almost twenty years ago Parenting magazine did a special report on race and the family. In the introduction the report read: “Racists are not born, but made. Racism begins not in courts and classrooms, lending institutions and housing authorities, but in homes. Specifically in the interaction between parents and children. What exactly are parents telling

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You Have to be Taught

  • Almost twenty years ago Parenting magazine did a special report on race and the family. In the introduction the report read: “Racists are not born, but made. Racism begins not in courts and classrooms, lending institutions and housing authorities, but in homes. Specifically in the interaction between parents and children. What exactly are parents telling

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  • Women and power are two words that are often not seen together. In many countries women have little or no power in the traditional understand of the word. Most often the word power brings to mind images of domination or control; images of one group of people oppressing another; images of political bureaucracy; images of

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A Promise Kept

  • When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among the, and a tongue rested on each of them. All

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Do You Love Me?

  • That is the question. After breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Master, you know I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” He then asked a second time, “Simon, son of Joh, do you love me?” “Yes, Master, you know I love you.”

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From Doubt to Belief

  • A week later, Jesus’ disciples were again in the house and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side.

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The Gift of Peace

  • When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then

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Breakfast is Ready!

  • Simon Peter said to them, “I’m going fishing.” They said to him: “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but caught nothing. Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. He said to them, “Children, you have no fish,

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  • In the resurrection account in Luke, the story is told of two followers of Jesus who left Jerusalem the first day of the week following the crucifixion. They were heading for Emmaus. The assumption that most people have is that the two were men, but I always like to think that perhaps they were a

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