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From Robyn Michalove | September 18, 2019

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Dear Friends, Last weekend I had the honor of participating in a church member’s daughter’s quinceañera in our chapel. It was an especially meaningful service as I had baptized her and her sisters just two years ago at Worship on Wednesdays at Community Crossroads...

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From Robyn Michalove | August 7, 2019

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Dear Friends,   We all grieve the horror and sadness of the weekend’s mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso. We look for ways to understand the motives or ways to blame the actions of those who cause senseless violence and trauma. We wonder how we have come to a place in our...

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From Robyn Michalove | July 17, 2019

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Dear Friends, What a gift to share in our connectional church and our shared hope and common faith. Many of us travel to other congregations on vacations or when we visit friends and family, and we experience the gift of the larger body of Christ.   This week thirty children and youth...

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From Robyn Michalove | May 22, 2019

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Dear Friends, This month I attended a PC(USA) World Mission Consultation in Nevada with church leaders from around the country. This was the third regional consultation in the United States. Four international consultations were also held around the globe (Kenya, Germany, Thailand and...

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From Robyn Michalove | April 24, 2019

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Dear Friends, “He is risen! He is risen indeed!”  Those are the triumphal proclamations we make on Easter morning. Accompanied by a brass band as we sing hymns, surrounded by a multitude of faithful believers, dressed in our Sunday best, we are not afraid to shout in the church...

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From Robyn Michalove | April 3, 2019

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  Dear Friends,   Lent offers us a space to be intentional about our walk of faith. Who do we encounter on our path and how can we share the light and love of God with them? What do we learn as we follow Christ’s footsteps of service and compassion, of suffering and of...

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From Robyn Michalove | March 13, 2019

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Dear Friends, With the ‘spring forward’ time change now in effect, the light lingers into the evening. And, appropriately, the season of Lent comes at this time when the hours of daytime are “lengthening” as spring approaches. The word lent is from the Old English word...

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From Robyn Michalove | January 23, 2019

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Dear Friends,   Recently my 11-year-old daughter encouraged me to begin exercising more regularly which is sage advice for my physical and mental health. As you know, there are countless benefits to movement for your body, mind, and spirit!   I also carve out some time each day for...

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From Robyn Michalove | January 9, 2019

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Dear Friends, This upcoming Sunday brings a variety of emotions as we ordain and install a new class of elders to lead our congregation and as we give our gratitude for the faithful leadership of Karl Travis as our pastor. Worship frames our gathering as we give thanks to God for our shared...

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From Robyn Michalove | December 12, 2018

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  Dear Friends,   When I think of Advent, especially in contrast to our cultural Christmas season, I think of quietness, and humility, and peace, and the little things in life. I think of small candles that give light to dark places. I think of gentle snowfall that causes grateful...

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