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The Power of Music

December 6, 2023A Note from Pastor April Dear Friends, Renewal leave allowed me a great deal of space to do something I love… travel. I have always loved the chance to experience new cultures… discovering all the wonderful foods, wandering through magnificent and ancient architecture, practicing a new language, and exploring communal rituals that I never knew existed. I love all of it! On our first night in Spain, my friend and I both ordered a tortilla for dinner. What…

The Promise of Advent

November 29, 2023A Note from Pastor Jon Dear Friends, Advent is one of my favorite rhythms of the church. I love the decorations, the beautification, the lights, the flowers, the colors, yet I loathe the cold on most days that end in “y.” In this season, it is with great fondness and intention that I reflect upon the LOVE, HOPE, JOY, and PEACE we speak of as we light our Advent candles. The Great Story Year 2: Jesus Last year,…

Order Poinsettias & Candles for Christmas Eve

Honor or Remember a Loved One this Christmas & Help Decorate our Worship Spaces Order Deadline:Sunday, November 26 We invite you to purchase a poinsettia or flameless candle for Christmas in memory or honor of a loved one. They will decorate the Sanctuary and Warehouse 839 starting on Sunday, December 17, and remain through Sunday, December 24, after which you may take yours home. Please make your payment and complete the order form below. We also have some paper copies of…