Category Archives: Wider Church

Church Reform in Room Four

On Reformation Sunday, Pastor Jeff asked folks to write ways they think the church still needs to reform on a stick note, and post it on the “church door” hanging in the fellowship hall. One of our youngsters said that … Continue reading

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December’s Special Offering for Puente

The December special offering will be used to support the ministry of Puente de la Costa Sur. This is the same organization for which the Ministry of Social Concerns is collecting stocking stuffers (see “Giving Opportunities Continue” article here). Puente … Continue reading

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Pledge Campaign shows stable growth

Following the Generous Way of Jesus, 63 households made financial pledges for 2018 totaling $210,320. This is an increase from pledges for 2016, both in the number of pledges made and the total amount pledged. Bookkeeper Cecilia Le noted that … Continue reading

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Special Theme, Special Services planned for December

The overarching theme of this year’s Advent and Christmastide worship services is “The Angel Angle.” Angels keep showing up in the Christmas stories in Matthew and Luke and that is inspiring everything from the Christmas Cantata the choir is preparing … Continue reading

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Longest Night Service A service of Light in the Midst of Darkness

“This may be one of the most important gifts we give the wider community,” Pastor Jeff said, speaking of the Longest Night Service. For many, Christmas time is a bittersweet time of year. For people who are dealing with grief, … Continue reading

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Interfaith choir to sing at Thanksgiving service

Our own Ofer del Lal is organizing an interfaith choir to sing at the Tri-City Interfaith Council’s annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. Rehearsals will be on Thursdays, November 9 and 16, 7:30-8:30, in the Niles Discovery Church sanctuary. The interfaith choir … Continue reading

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Special Offerings Support Social Justice

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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