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Fremont rents are unaffordable for many

The average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in the city is more than $2,500. Forty two percent of renters pay more than 30% of their income on rent, making their families cost-burdened. It’s time to speak out against skyrocketing rents … Continue reading

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Where Is the Communion Table?

You may have noticed that our beautiful communion table is missing, and we’re using a folding table instead. The surface of the new table had developed a flaw, which had gotten progressively worse over the six months we’ve had it. … Continue reading

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Pastor Emerita offers Anniversary Greetings

The Rev. Dr. Sally S. Smith sent greetings from her home in the Sierra foothills to the congregation on the occasion of our fifth anniversary. Here’s what she sent: Greetings and congratulations! “Behold I am doing a new thing” God … Continue reading

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Update on Building Beloved Community Through Reconciliation Project

Looking for ways to transform your concerns about “otherism” and increase knowledge about privilege? Would you like to join the group designing ways to effectively engage our church and wider community in difficult, fascinating and healing conversations and activities that … Continue reading

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Pastor Jeff Celebrates His Anniversary

On August 29, the Rev. Jeff Spencer will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his ordination to the ministry of word and sacrament. Niles Discovery Church will commemorate this milestone in worship on August 20. Come hear Pastor Jeff reflect on … Continue reading

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Church prepares for annual Flea Market

On August 27—the last Sunday in August—downtown Niles hosts a large antique fair.  On that day, downtown Niles  Boulevard is closed to traffic, antique and food booths are set up, and hordes of bargain-hunters descend on the town, providing buyers … Continue reading

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Strategic Planning Team seeks project ideas

Deadline for project ideas:  April 2 A big “Thank You!” to all who participated in our Town Hall Meeting on March 12 to hear all about the Strategic Plan and our two Goals: 1) Start at least two intergenerational, multicultural, … Continue reading

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