Monthly Archives: November 2019

Starry Advent and Epiphany Nights Adorn Sanctuary

The “Starry Advent and Epiphany Nights” series of quilts are mostly purple, blue, black, and white fabric representing the starry nights that covered Mary and Joseph as they traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem to Egypt. Purple and blue are the … Continue reading

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Mobile Hygiene Unit

Exciting things have been happening with the Mobile Hygiene Unit. New services have been added to help our neighbors in need. We have been offering services to mend clothes, groom hair, and listen to our client’s stories. Donations of travel … Continue reading

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Calling all of Santa’s Elves!

The Tri-City Volunteer’s Toy Distribution and Kid’s Party will be on Saturday, December 21, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. at Niles Discovery Church. This year, parents will choose toys while children attend the party. Parents will be given a staggered time-frame to … Continue reading

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December Special Offering

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his deed.” — Proverbs 19:17 The December Special Offering is in support of the Niles Discovery Church Homeless Ministries, with oversite by the Homelessness … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Jottings

For the liturgical (church) calendar, Advent is the beginning of the year. And since Advent begins on December 1 this year, Happy New Year! The word “advent” means “arrival” and is typically used in English to refer to the arrival … Continue reading

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Devoted to Generosity

Annual Pledge Campaign brings impressive results “Once again our congregation is showing just how devoted to generosity they are,” Pastor Jeff said when he heard the intermediate results of the fall pledge campaign. As of the press deadline, church bookkeeper … Continue reading

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Longest Night Service: A service of Light in the Midst of Darkness

For many, Christmas time is a bittersweet time of year. For people who are dealing with grief, significant life changes, sobriety, family dysfunction, and other challenges, this time of year can be especially difficult. “This is also the time of … Continue reading

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Two services planned for Christmas Eve

For the second year in a row, the survey results for finding times for Christmas Eve services that work well for people in our church were clear about one thing: there is no time that is obviously the best. Recognizing … Continue reading

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You’re Invited to Christmas in Niles

Special worship services and events mark Advent Advent is a season rich with anticipation and joy. Niles Discovery Church will be celebrating all season long, beginning December 1. The theme for the season this year is “Following Your Guiding Star,” … Continue reading

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He, She, or They?

I recently met someone named Sid. On the day we met, if I’d had to take a guess at Sid’s gender based on appearance, I would have assumed Sid was male, and used the male pronouns he, him, or his. … Continue reading

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