Monthly Archives: October 2014

Approaching Death: Christian and Buddhist Perspectives

On September 14, 2014, Pastor Jeff Spencer (of Niles Discovery Church) and the Venerable Chang-hwa (of Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association) offered a talk on approaching death from their theological and philosophical perspectives.  Here are the videos of that talk. … Continue reading

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Special Offerings – November

The November special offering is for Abode Service’s Home Warming program. Each year, Niles Discovery Church sponsors or co-sponsors a family that has recently become homeless get back into housing. We help with some of their initial move-in costs and … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Jottings – November 2014

According to a study* that’s now several years old, among young non-Christians, nine out of the top 12 perceptions they hold of Christianity were negative. The top three negative perceptions were that present-day Christianity is judgmental (87%), hypocritical (85%), and … Continue reading

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Service to be held 11/24

The 53rd Annual Tri-City Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held on Monday, November 24, 7:30 p.m., at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 43148 Mission Blvd, Fremont. The program is sponsored by the Tri-City Interfaith Council and, this year, co-sponsored by Interfaith … Continue reading

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Town Hall Meeting focuses on New Year logistics

The church’s Cabinet has been hard at work figuring out where we will gather for worship and prayer after December 31. The plan details will be announced at a Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, November 9, following worship. When we … Continue reading

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Stewardship campaign connects giving to mission

Kicked off at the end of October, this year’s pledge campaign seeks to connect our giving to the church’s mission. “Different people have different motivations to give,” explained Pastor Jeff. “Some may be motivated by a sense of obligation, by … Continue reading

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