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Mulch Ado About Making a Difference

Although there is no National Make A Difference Day this year, the City of Fremont has decided to go ahead and do it anyway. Niles Discovery Church will be participating, working at LEAF’s Stone Garden on Mowry Ave. at Mission … Continue reading

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Annual Pledge Campaign begins this month

The annual fall pledge campaign runs through this month, beginning on October 7 and culminating on October 28 with Commitment Sunday. The theme for this year’s campaign is, “What Shall We Bring?” Organized by Mark Twist, the campaign will include … Continue reading

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Special Offerings – October 2018

The October Special Offering will be split between two denominational offerings that focus on social justice and the legacies of racism. The Reconciliation offering of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) funds the Reconciliation Ministry, helping congregations address racism. One-third … Continue reading

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Film offers hope about addressing climate change

The Rev. Jeffrey Spencer, Senior Pastor at Niles Discovery Church, says, “Climate change is the moral issue of our day. We must address climate change if we want to address hunger and starvation, mass human migration, and even war.” With … Continue reading

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Green Tips – October 2018

Fremont issues new rules for recycling – at home and at church The world of recycling is changing. Fremont homes and businesses are throwing too much garbage into their recycling bins, and it’s a big problem. Sometimes there may be … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Jottings – October 2018

Both/And So much of life is presented as either/or. Either you’re for this or you’re against it; you can’t have mixed feelings about it. Either you’re female or male; you can’t be something else. Digital technology is based on either/or: … Continue reading

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Flea Market: A Smashing Success

Bringing in just under $10,000, this year’s flea market was deemed a smashing success. Some of the leaders also complained of coming near burnout. In evaluating the flea market, the Cabinet (our congregation’s leadership) acknowledged that there were some leadership … Continue reading

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