Category Archives: worship

Holy Week service plans announced

The most sacred week of the church year begins with Palm Sunday, which this year is on March 25. Our Palm Sunday service will begin in the sanctuary and will include a retelling of the passion story in word and … Continue reading

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Niles Discovery Church hosts local Interfaith Harmony Day event

  World Interfaith Harmony Week was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010, in a resolution that states, “mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace” and so they “established World Interfaith Harmony … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Jottings

“The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If … Continue reading

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Church will take ashes to the streets

Several members of our church will join our pastors as we take ashes to the streets on Ash Wednesday, February 14. The plan (as this edition of The Bell goes to press) is to take ashes to the Union City … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Jottings

I think it was the news of the 2015 sexual assault of an unconscious woman outside a Stanford University fraternity that started me thinking about the need to preach about sexual violence. After the trial (held over a year after … 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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