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From Joshua Stewart | January 22, 2020

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Dear friends, One of my favorite classes at Princeton Seminary was “The Theology and Ethics of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” and it’s one of the reasons I’m passionate about teaching our young people about Dr. King’s life, legacy, and theology.  his past Sunday in...

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From Robyn Michalove | January 15, 2020

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Dear Friends, After months and months of planning, praying, and preparing, the construction for our renovation and addition to Community Crossroads has finally begun! We moved into our outreach center, lovingly rehabbed by church volunteers, in November 2011. The ministries housed there have...

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From Michael Waschevski | January 8, 2020

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Dear friends: This Sunday in worship is a very special time of thanking God for the gift of the church and the ways in which God gifts us with leadership.   At the 9 and 11 a.m. services we will be ordaining and installing Elders to serve on the Session.  They will answer the...

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From Robyn Michalove | December 31, 2019

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Dear Friends, On the Sunday in which we read the gospel of Matthew’s story of the slaughter of the innocents, tragedy struck close to home at West Freeway Church of Christ when a gunman killed two of their church members during a service of worship. The assailant was killed by a volunteer...

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From Robyn Michalove | December 18, 2019

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Dear Friends, In this season of giving, this congregation is extremely generous and thoughtful! Thank you for all the ways your generosity and compassion extend far beyond our church to impact and encourage our wider community.  In the last two weeks alone: Ninety-nine families shopped...

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From Michael Waschevski | December 11, 2019

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Dear Friends, In this season of Advent, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Emmanuel – God with us – holy scripture, poetry, and song help us give voice to the mystery of the Incarnation. This Sunday’s proclamation of the Word at the 11 a.m. service includes five anthems...

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From Joshua Stewart | December 4, 2019

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Dear friends, This Thursday, we host our 74th Christmas Party for the Blind. A number of years ago, when the group who organized this party told us they were closing, our Youth Committee bravely stepped in and decided to take the reins entirely. Since then, the Party for the Blind has...

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From Joshua Stewart | November 13, 2019

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Dear friends,   Today is World Kindness Day, which is also known this year as “Cardigan Day” according to folks excited about the upcoming release of the new Mister Rogers movie.  Along with many of you, I’ve been waiting in great anticipation for this upcoming film...

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From Joshua Stewart | October 23, 2019

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Dear friends,   I love this definition of generosity written by Grady Nutt:  “To take everything you know of yourself and give it to everything you know of God, with all your heart, with all your joy, just for the heaven of it!”  As we approach another Commitment...

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From Michael Waschevski | October 9, 2019

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Dear friends,   During this month we take an opportunity to intentionally reflect on God’s generosity in our lives and our prayerful response. The month culminates when we offer our pledges and commitments to God in worship on October 27.  It is a holy moment in our lives as...

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