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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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Pastor Brenda to Preach in Concord on November 19

Pastor Brenda has accepted an invitation to preach at our sister congregation, First Christian Church in Concord, on Sunday, November 19. FCC Concord is bidding farewell to Pastor Brenda’s mentor, the Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman, as he leaves this month … Continue reading

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Bring your photos for Dia de los Muertos/All Saints Day Altar

On Sunday, November 5, we will commemorate All Saints Day with a Dia de los Muertos-style ofrenda, or altar. Our communion table will be decorated with typical symbols from the Dia de los Muertos tradition, and members and friends of … 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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Jeff’s Jottings

According to the book* that is inspiring the four-week sermon series Pastor Brenda and I will be preaching this month, in the gospels, Jesus asks 307 questions, is asked 183 questions, and directly answers fewer than 10 of those question … Continue reading

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Fall back one hour!

Remember to set you clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, November 4, so you can have that extra hour of sleep. Or show up an hour early and join the Adult Sunday School class.  The … Continue reading

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