Category Archives: Pastor’s Column

Jeff’s Jottings

Newsletter deadlines are strange things. I’m sitting down to write this column in mid-January for the February edition of The Bell – that’s normal enough – and I’m going to be writing about March. I feel like we barely finished … 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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Jeff’s Jottings – April 2016

Pastor Brenda and I have been taking a look at the work we do, attempting to determine what our priorities are (based on how we spend our time) verses what our priorities should be. One of the things we’ve found … Continue reading

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Now What?

March is a pretty big month for me. Aside from being the month of my birth, March also commemorates two big moments in my life as your pastor: the anniversary of my first official Sunday here at Niles Discovery Church … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Jottings

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman We begin Lent on Ash Wednesday with the words, “Remember … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Jottings – January 2016

Of course, the church has to do it differently. It’s the church, after all. This time, I’m talking about the calendar. The secular calendar says that the year begins on January 1. The school calendar says the year begins in … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Jottings

Sometimes my attempts at humor fall flat. Sometimes they unintentionally offend. Such was the case last month. For that offense, I apologize. Most of you know that I love movies. One movie that has held a special place in my … Continue reading

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