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Start Collecting for SAVE Ditty Bags

Each year, Niles Discovery Church receives a special offering for SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments). The offering includes ditty bags, hand sewn bags filled with personal hygiene items. This year, the special offering for SAVE will be on the … Continue reading

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April Special Offering – supporting future generations of pastors

The April Special Offering will be split between Pacific School of Religion and the Disciples Seminary Foundation. Pacific School of Religion is the nearest seminary that trains future United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ pastors. The Disciples Seminary … Continue reading

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Adam Lee announces departure

During a recent choir rehearsal, Adam Lee announced his departure as our Choir Director. He is taking a new full-time position as a Children’s Ministry Director at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church. “I’ve always known that my main calling was to be … 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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An invitation from the Ministry of Property Team

The Ministry of Property Team invites YOU to a WORK PARTY! July 27 starting at 8:30 a.m. We have stored up enough activities to meet the needs and desires of everyone in the congregation. We have cobwebs to clear; we … Continue reading

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