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From Karl Travis | October 10, 2018

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  Fellow Stewards,   I love stewardship season. I love stewardship season because I believe that generosity is God’s most foundational characteristic. And, I believe that becoming more generous is among the greatest goals in a life of discipleship. And, I am convinced that...

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From Karl Travis | October 7, 2018

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  Fellow Stewards,   I love stewardship season. I love stewardship season because I believe that generosity is God’s most foundational characteristic. And, I believe that becoming more generous is among the greatest goals in a life of discipleship. And, I am convinced that...

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From Joshua Stewart | October 3, 2018

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Dear friends, This Sunday, we celebrate World Communion Sunday.  It’s one of my favorite Sundays of the year as Christians all over the globe will celebrate the Lord’s Supper and remember that together, despite our differences, we are all the body of Christ.  In my office...

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From Karl Travis | September 19, 2018

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Dear Friends, It’s that season again – stewardship season. Some congregations view the annual stewardship campaign as something akin to a flu shot. We’ll allow ourselves to be pricked in the body’s nether regions so long as it inoculates us for the rest of the year...

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From Joshua Stewart | September 12, 2018

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Dear friends,  This Fall, our Wednesday night High School Bible Study group is reading various Bible stories alongside Bob Goff’s new book, Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People.  The premise of the book is that disciples of Jesus...

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From Robyn Michalove | September 5, 2018

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Dear Church Family, Thank you again for the amazing gift of a sabbatical leave this summer. The time was refreshing and restorative. I was able to make significant headway in my doctoral research, and I also enjoyed traveling with my family to visit other members of our extended family and...

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From Michael Waschevski | August 22, 2018

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Dear friends, Karl has preached a powerful and inspiring sermon series this month on Love.  Using 1 Corinthians 13 as the foundational text each week, we have explored what Love Is, what Love is Not, and the reality that Love Never Ends.  This coming Sunday’s final sermon in the...

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From Joshua Stewart | August 15, 2018

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Dear friends, A few months ago, our daughter Sippi was pouring her glass of juice onto her plate of food at the dinner table.  Eventually, I had to confiscate the glass from her.  She immediately jumped out of her chair with a blended look of anger, hysteria, and rage!  Her twin...

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From Karl Travis | August 8, 2018

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A Midsummer Night's Pastor Report With so many of us traveling to escape the dog-days, you might be surprised at how much is going on in our church. Things do not slow down for the summer months! Here’s a report on just a few goings-on. The Sanctuary renovation continues apace. I think...

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From Karl Travis | August 1, 2018

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When the going gets hot, the smart get going. Lots of First Pres folk will travel in August, venturing to places higher and cooler. If you’re fortunate enough to be among them, Godspeed and safe travels. It’s worth reflecting on the possibilities of mobility. Some people travel to...

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