Category Archives: General News

Slavery by another name exposed in Second Saturday Documentary pick, “13th”

Academy Award-nominated Director Ava DuVernay draws a line from the constitutional amendment that freed slaves to the disproportionate number of African-Americans in American prisons today in “13th,” to be screened at 1:30 pm, March 11, at Niles Discovery Church. The … Continue reading

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CHURCH LEADERS SOUGHT

The Nominating Committee is inviting all members of the church to consider if they are called to serve in leadership in the coming program year. There are ten elected positions in the church:  the Moderator; the Vice Moderator; the Treasurer; … Continue reading

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BUDGET ADOPTED AT ANNUAL MEETING

  The 2017 budget was adopted at the Annual Budget Meeting on February 5. The budget anticipates a $55,000 shortfall, even with a transfer for $35,000 from reserves. The hope is the transfer from the reserves will be covered by … 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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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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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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