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Posts from March 2020

MediaMinistry

A Word From our Media Arts Director

A Word From our Media Arts Director As we are forced to close the doors of our church buildings for the foreseeable future because of COVID-19, we are left asking what sort of congregation we are. We will have to connect with each other online, and our community of care will exceed the bounds of social distancing. Having to close the doors of our church buildings because of the public health emergency leaves me asking myself: What is a congregation…

How to Be the Church

A Day in the Life of Being the Church What does a typical day of “being the church” look like for us? I doubt that there is such a thing for us as a typical day, but I will describe what one day looked like for me. After spending the morning on jury duty, I came home and changed to go running. First, however, I watered plants and pulled weeds for a neighbor who is out of town. Then I…
SisterMary

Abstinence

Just for fun, a short story about Lent by Kell Brigan Sister Mary Stephen badly bruised her hip the morning of the first Thursday of Lent. Mother Zoe suspected that Sister Mary Stephen had been fasting the day before, which was Ash Wednesday, even though Sister was over sixty and not required to do so. In fact, Mother Zoe had specifically forbidden her to fast since Sister did have a tendency to overdo such things. Nevertheless, that Thursday morning, while…

Heifer Update for March 7, 2020

The balance at the end of the  “Heifer – Joy to the World”  Program was $160.  We donated a llama ($150), one of the gift basket animals, leaving $10 to carry over to the “Flock Sale-2.”  Thank you all for a very successful program.  Now, about the “Flock Sale” it will run for at least two months.  Poultry flocks are desperately needed in India.  Following is a post from Heifer International on Facebook, February 24: “We need your help.  A…
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Reparation

What is Reparation? Reparation is making amends to or helping another rebuild. Each of us is accountable for our own actions. We learned this week in our Bible lesson “The Story” to live like Christ. Where? Everywhere – at home, at church. The world can be horribly damaging. War can damage. Slavery has damaged. Our country has imprisoned and persecuted others. People of many races have suffered. We either live, have heard of or maybe know of someone who has…
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Thank You’s for March 2020

A BIG THANK YOU TO: those who helped with the Dinner and those who gave scholarships. those who helped with the Estate Sale and to all those who assisted in cleaning out Kay Winfield’s house. as the saying goes, “Many hands make light work” and all your hands were very much appreciated. God Bless you, Susan Briner Dear Prayer Shawl Ministry group, Thank you very much for the prayer shawl and your individual prayers for my recovery from the recent…
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The Bunny is Coming!!

Easter is April 12th this year – a beautiful time of the year for those of us who have enough to eat and can buy our own Easter treats!! We need your help in providing Easter Treats to the kids at Valley View Food Bank whose parents are unable to provide Easter Treats for their children. Easter Buckets will be available for STUFFING Sunday, March 15.  Please return the FILLED Easter Bucket no later than Sunday, April 5 Suggested Items…