Bibles to Our Children
Eight fourth graders will come forward this Sunday as we present to them their official First Congregational Bibles. I like the look on their faces as they do, as though [...]
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Welcome Back Sunday
Welcome Back Sunday isn’t a church calendar fixture year like Easter or Pentecost. But the Old Testament’s most compelling story is Israel’s search for their home, the place where God [...]
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So What Do You Do?
We are at that pivotal moment in the year when the children return to school, the caregiving parent ensconces into the home routine to propel the family forward, and the [...]
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RESIDENT ALIENS
Last week I was in Vermont with a pastor friend who has moved from the pulpit to academia. “How often do you preach these days, Dale?” he asked, jolting me [...]
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Markers and Milestones
This Sunday is Church School Sunday. Pulling this together has been a challenge for our Kate Nelson. But it promises to be special as our children interpret Jesus walking on [...]
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PROCLAIMING THE WORD, IN AND OUT OF SEASON
As the summertime comes, we get outdoors to work out more. And don’t we love the feeling of moving and exerting ourselves? Nothing could be more natural, or more important [...]
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Connections
WHY LEAD? Last Sunday at our Annual Meeting we called a fresh, hopeful, gifted group of lay leaders to guide us into a new year. Servant leadership in the church [...]
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WILL OUR CHILDREN HAVE FAITH?
We are at that pivotal moment in the year when the children return to school, the caregiving parent ensconces into the home routine to propel the family forward, and the [...]
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WORKOUT RIGHTEOUSNESS
Rev. Dale Rosenberger and his co-author Verlee Copeland will be signing copies of their book – Sex and the Spirit – on Oct 25, at Barrett’s Book Store, at 10 [...]
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WHY LEAD?
RESIDENT ALIENS The Statue of Liberty evokes our loftiest ideals, the history of how 99% of us arrived here, and how America became what it is. Driving between Detroit and [...]
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