Monthly Archives: December 2015

Women’s Fellowship News for January 2016

Evening Women’s Fellowship Fourteen ladies attended our elegant Christmas Tea on December 15. Every inch of Laura Beebe’s home was exquisitely decorated for the Christmas season. The food was fabulous. Thank you to Alison Kieft for making the arrangements for … Continue reading

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New “Deepening Membership” series begins

Come meet new friends and discover more about your church home in our new Deepening Membership series. Potential, new, and experienced members of Niles Discovery Church are warmly invited to attend the first program, called “Nurturing Faith,” on January 27 … Continue reading

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Summer Camp dates announced

The DOC Region and the UCC Conference have announced dates for 2016 Summer Camps. It really isn’t too early to start making plans. DOC Camps: June 26-July 2 – Junior Camp (older elementary) June 26-July 2 – Chi-Rho Camp (Junior … Continue reading

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Confirmation Class to watch “Saved!”

The Confirmation Class invites the whole church to watch the 2004 film Saved! This film, rated PG-13, touches on issues of religion, ostracism, homophobia, teen pregnancy, divorce, and disabilities. In the context to teenager’s lives (and a heavy dose of … Continue reading

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“abUSed” exposes the far-reaching impacts of US immigration policy

As the presidential campaign heats up, immigration policy will continue to be a topic of debate. The Second Saturday Documentary Series invites the community to look at the impacts of current policy — impacts on undocumented workers, their families, and … Continue reading

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Special Offerings – January 2016

The January special offering will be for Tri-City Volunteers. Started by women who were part of our predecessor congregations, Tri-City Volunteers runs the largest client-direct food bank in the area. In addition, they serve up to 16,000 individuals every month … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Jottings – January 2016

Of course, the church has to do it differently. It’s the church, after all. This time, I’m talking about the calendar. The secular calendar says that the year begins on January 1. The school calendar says the year begins in … Continue reading

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