Posts from April 2014

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We are People of Extravagant Welcome

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By: Pastor Mary Beth No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcomed here. This saying has been a part of the United Church of Christ’s identity and marketing message since 2004 when a campaign was launched indicating our greater church’s commitment to “extravagant welcome which continues to historically […]

Sunday School Year Finishes Up With Fun

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THE LAST SUNDAYS IN OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE FILLED WITH GREAT FUN AND VARIATION! May 4 – Celebrating the Sunday school year! We’ll take a look back at our Sunday school year and review some of the great things we’ve done. We will do a reprise of our favorite songs from the year […]

May Basket Donations for Waypoint

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The Mission Committee is collecting items to make “May Basket” donations for Waypoint, an organization that serves women, children, and families in need. We need canned and dry food, paper products, cleaning supplies, and toiletries. Most needed items include shampoo/conditioner, body wash, deodorant, razors (for men and women), baby shampoo/soap, baby wipes, and diapers. Please […]

The Gnostic Gospels – Adult Sunday School Discussion Book

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Adult Sunday School’s next discussion book will be The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels.  It is an introduction to early Christian literature that is not included in the New Testament canon.  Many of these early texts were only rediscovered in late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Many reveal the importance of women in the early […]

Holy Week

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By: Pastor Mary Beth This cartoon was posted by another clergy person this week and it made me smile!  It is a more modern take on the stories found in the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Mark.  In those stories, Jesus leaves his disciples for a period of time to go away by […]

No foolin’!

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By: Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein I am writing this reflection on Tuesday, April 1 – April Fool’s Day.  I can remember both loving and hating this day.  I loved it when I got to play a “trick” on someone else and it worked; I hated it when I was the one that had gotten “tricked.”  Unfortunately […]