Monthly Archives: February 2016

Special Offerings

The March special offering will be split between our denominations’ special offerings, One Great Hour of Sharing and Week of Compassion. Through these offerings, we join with people across both of our denominations in alleviating the suffering of others through … Continue reading

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Now What?

March is a pretty big month for me. Aside from being the month of my birth, March also commemorates two big moments in my life as your pastor: the anniversary of my first official Sunday here at Niles Discovery Church … Continue reading

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Strategic Planning Process Begins

At its meeting on February 15, the Cabinet approved a strategic planning process, which will help the congregation capture its hope and dreams for the future and make them concrete in goals and strategies to be implemented over the next … Continue reading

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Service project: creek restoration

The next Niles Discovery Church community service project will be on March 19, from 10:00 a.m. to about 12:30. We will be working with the Alameda Creek Alliance to enhance wildlife habitat at their adopted restoration site along Alameda Creek. … Continue reading

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Confirmation Class to watch “The Mission”

The Confirmation Class invites the whole church to watch the film The Mission on Saturday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Set in 18th century Latin America, the film depicts Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed to keep ministries going

Since Niles Congregational Church became a co-sponsor of the Second Saturday Documentary Series (SSDS) and began housing the monthly screenings, much of the work has been done by Pastor Jeff. Especially with a sabbatical coming this fall, Niles Discovery Church … Continue reading

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Could climate crisis actually be an opportunity?

Documentary examines link between climate chaos and capitalism What if global warming isn’t only a crisis? What if it’s the best chance we are ever going to get to build a better world? “There’s no question about it,” Pastor Jeff … Continue reading

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New Director of Music named

The Personnel Committee is pleased to announce that Ofer dal Lal has accepted the position of Director of Music and will begin his ministry with us on March 1. Ofer dal Lal is Artistic Director of the International Award Winning … Continue reading

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Leak leads to larger restroom discussion

When water started dripping from the ceiling of the women’s restroom on January 31, the Ministry of Property Team sprang into action. The following Thursday afternoon, Mark Twist and Bill Palleschi were removing saturated plasterboard and soaked insulation and discovered … Continue reading

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Holy Week service plans announced

Pastor Jeff announced plans for marking the holiest week of the church year. The Palm Sunday worship service (March 20) will begin on the patio, and will include a parade with singing (led by the choir). Once inside the sanctuary, … Continue reading

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