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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 – 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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An invitation to the NorCal Climate Mobilization

Dear Congregation, Extreme weather events around the globe, not the least of which is the drought we continue to experience here in California, remind us that weather patterns are changing, that climates are changing – and they are changing because … Continue reading

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Pastor Brenda’s Musings

Going Paper-Less Late last month, we began an experiment with a different way of offering the bulletin in worship. If you were here in October, you may have noticed that we are no longer handing everyone a printed order of … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Column – August

Widen the Welcome One of the great joys I have here at Niles Discovery Church is getting to sit down with visitors and finding out more about their spiritual journeys and what they’re seeking in a church community. Whenever someone … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Column – Now What?

For the first time in over a year, I am not writing a construction update column. Rather than figuring out exactly what work had been done in the last month and searching my phone and my files for appropriate photos, … Continue reading

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