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Journey to Bethlehem By: Rev. Will Scott

Are you travelling for Christmas this year? Or did you just get home from a Thanksgiving trip? Maybe it’s appropriate that we travel so much this time of year remembering, as we do, Mary and Joseph journeying to Bethlehem, racing against time to find a safe place to welcome baby Jesus. In the coming season [...]

Call to Stewardship By: Jeane Jones

It was a beautiful autumn afternoon and Fran Lewis and I had been to visit Anne Farrow, who by that time had needed to move to The Gardens of Royal Oaks. We three chatted about many good things regarding the church and neighborhood.  When time came to leave, Anne’s parting question tugged at me, “Isn’t [...]

Call to Stewardship By: Alice Ensley

Author Neil Gaiman states, “A book is a dream you hold in your hand.” As parents, we all know the power and value of reading to our children to open their eyes to the larger world, to build a love of language and literacy, and to lay a foundation of a future as a reader [...]

Call to Stewardship By: Roger Rollins

The Family Support Council and Camp AIM are based on the belief that all children … all children … have the right to be valued, and the right to live in a safe, healthy environment where they can grow into their human potential. For us, and probably almost all the people that we know, that [...]

2019 Stewardship

      Dear Friends in Christ, “The church exists by mission as fire exists by burning.” So said the midcentury theologian Emil Brunner. Mission is what the church does. It’s what makes us special. It’s what makes us who we are. If we stopped for a minute, we would cease to be the church. [...]