Monthly Archives: January 2015

Pastor’s Column

One of the things I’ve always struggled with as a Christian is how to follow the teachings of Jesus and put them into practice in our hectic, postmodern world. I do believe that Jesus truly meant for his followers to … Continue reading

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Construction update – February 2015

If you’ve driven past the construction site recently, you’ve seen lots of activity happening outside. The stucco and painting work are finished, and the landscapers have been busy installing irrigation systems. The fence around the east patio is finished, just … Continue reading

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Special Offerings

The February special offering will go to SAVE – Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments. While some people fill ditty bags with personal hygiene items for women who come to the shelter from violent homes, often with only the clothing on … Continue reading

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Time capsule’s contents revealed

During our final coffee hour at 255 H Street, the church said “thank you” to Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association for sharing their new building with us for nine months. We also opened the time capsule that had been buried … Continue reading

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Youth invited to Spirituality Retreat

Youth (6th-12th grades) are invited to join Pastor Jeff (and probably some other adult/driver) at this year’s Youth Spiritual Retreat co-sponsored by our United Church of Christ Conference and Pacific School of Religion. The retreat is all day, Saturday, March … Continue reading

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Volunteerism is saving the church thousands

When Niles Discovery Church moved out of 255 H Street, there were many boxes to pack and move. The Ministry of Property Team decided to hire movers, but it was volunteers who stepped forward to do the packing. Team member … Continue reading

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Worship on the road is “working”

“I think it’s going really working,” Pastor Jeff Spencer said of the church’s experience of holding Sunday morning worship services at the Macau Cultural Center, 109 J Street. “Attendance is holding steady and the choir is really helping out,” he … Continue reading

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