Monthly Archives: May 2016

Survey brings tweaks to worship service

The Ministry of Spiritual Life asked for feedback about the worship services during Lent and Easter and the feedback is resulting in only minor tweaks to the liturgy. We will continue to ring a chime to call the community together … Continue reading

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Documentary offers a glimpse into families that live with autism

Two men stand in a kitchen discussing how hectic it is to take their sons to sports practices. The camera zooms in on another man. He says nothing because he can’t join in the conversation. His two sons don’t participate … Continue reading

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Special Offerings

The June Special Offering will be split between the Disciples of Christ’s Pentecost all-church offering and the United Church of Christ’s Strengthen the Church all-church offering. As God calls our congregations to be the “church” in new ways, your generosity … Continue reading

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After baptisms and confirmations, four join church

The conclusion of the weekend may have been four young women confirming their faith and becoming Participating Members of the congregation, but it was hardly an ending. “Confirmation is much more a turning point than an ending,” Pastor Jeff explained … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Jottings

The Strategic Planning Team is busy processing the data they collected from our “Day of Discovery” in April, working toward reexamining of our mission statement and formulating some concrete goals for us. Meanwhile, I’m still coming down from the high … Continue reading

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Church moves forward on solar power system

Months ago, members of the Niles Discovery Church Cabinet agreed that anticipated annual energy savings on power bills (roughly 7% to 9% return on investment) made investing in a solar power system a no brainer. The question was, where would … Continue reading

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Deeping Membership Gathering focuses on Faithful Service

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 second program, called “Faithful Service,” on Wednesday, May … Continue reading

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Big and Small bottles and cans welcome

All your bottles and cans, whether big or small, can help support Jose Gomez, our congregation’s World Vision child in El Salvador. If the label says “CA Redemption,” you can bring it to church and we’ll recycle it, earning a … Continue reading

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Men’s Fellowship News

Every four years, the General Conference of Disciples Men holds a program called “Sessions.” This year’s event, Sessions 2016, will be held in Fort Worth at Texas Christian University. The theme is, “You Are Called By Name.” A whole bunch … Continue reading

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New officers elected & Bylaw amendment passes

The congregation elected new leadership, amended the Bylaws, and approved the minutes of last year’s congregational meetings at the Annual Meeting, held May 1. Sandy Thomas was elected Moderator and Cathy West accepted the nomination as Vice-Moderator, though she hopes … Continue reading

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