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Remember Your Baptism

By Rev. Becky Brown | 2022-01-07 | 3 min read

Do you remember your baptism? I definitely do. My husband does. Our children definitely don’t. Each January, as the liturgical calendar continues, I get excited about Baptism of the Lord Sunday. This is the day we remember Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River by his cousin John. It’s an interesting question to ask someone, “Do you remember the day you were...

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Reparation

By Rev. Keith Turman | 2021-12-17 | 3 min read

To make reparation is to repair something that is broken. These days, we talk a lot about broken things. Life feels broken and out of sorts. It’s been almost two years. Way too long. We’re more than ready for life to get back to its sunny little self. A pandemic causes loss and pain that affects all of us in...

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Advent Excitement

By Rev. Becky Brown | 2021-12-03 | 3 min read

As I look at the December calendar, my heart skips a beat. Even though I enjoyed the freedom and rest that Advent 2020 awarded us, I am grateful to celebrate and gather this year. We will have our first music concert in our sanctuary (since Covid began) on December 12 at 4pm. I’m looking forward to, once...

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All the Good: A Wesleyan Way of Christmas

By Rev. Keith Turman | 2021-11-19 | 2 min read

We are excited to offer three ways to experience, All the Good: A Wesleyan Way of Christmas, an inspiring journey through Advent with John Wesley’s means of grace. Advent Sermon Series. Beginning November 28 in our Online, Awakening, and Traditional worship services, Becky and Keith will preach sermons using All the Good as a primary re- source. Together we will explore...

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Tis The Season: The Stress of Gift Giving

By Rev. Becky Brown | 2021-11-05 | 3 min read

It’s a race, every year, to find the perfect gifts for those we love. For many, Christmas is a time for expressing our love through our generosity. The pressure is real, to find the thing that will bring joy; the thing that is most coveted and desired. Sometimes we get caught up in the frenzy of it all – the...

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