DON’T MISS CANDIDATE SUNDAY
Sometimes it feels like the trajectory of a lifetime can pivot in one short day. Surely such a day is upon Benjamin Geeding this Sunday. Such a day is also [...]
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FAITHFUL FRIENDS ARE A STURDY SHELTER
You’ve heard me recall this more than once. As a conference closed in Chicago, Mother Theresa prepared to return to Calcutta. The new friends she had made spoke out with [...]
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A Comment on The Mass Murder at the New Zealand Mosque
Like you, I found the massacre of 50 innocent Muslim worshippers at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Center in Christchurch, New Zealand, horrifying. It is another example of [...]
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A PASTORAL LETTER
Circulating pastoral letters among churches is as old as Peter and Paul, Titus and Philemon. I saw one a month ago from the President of the United Church of Christ, [...]
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A Snapshot of a Church: True Story
Brian looked like a Harley Davidson enthusiast meets pro-wrestler. He was nearly seven feet tall, weighed over three hundred pounds, usually wore all black with a chain connecting his belt [...]
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A CULTURE OF HOSPITALITY, Part II
What would it mean if we valued first NOT our own comfort, ease and standing at First Congregational? But if we focused more on the visitor or guest who won-ders [...]
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WHO ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE AT FCC?
I’ve had this quote sitting atop my desk for weeks. I share it now because this Sunday, after our 10 am service, is our Annual Meeting part one, to consider [...]
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WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE HYMNS?
As spirits sag this dank time of year, am I the only one who indulges in “hymn therapy?” It’s a great way to treat what ails you. Hymn tunes and [...]
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How to Lucid Dream
I have always been intrigued by the concept of lucid dreaming. Look up the term “lucid dream” and you can find “3 Ways to Lucid Dream”, “8 Powerful Lucid Dreaming [...]
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STARS IN OUR EYES
Looking at the night sky has always made us wonder deeply about our human life and destiny. Noticing change in the night sky makes us ponder change, not afar, but [...]
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