Feb 01

From the Pastor’s Desk: Journeying Through Lent Together

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Forty Days. Six weeks. A time to wander through the wilderness. A time to explore your faith. A time to get through until Easter arrives. However you think about it, there is no stopping the reality that Lent is upon us, rather earlier than it usually is. Usually, it feels like after Christmas, we have a little …

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Dec 31

From the Pastor’s Desk: New Year, Fresh Start

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  By the time you all are reading this, the event that is currently chasing around everyone’s social media feeds will be long since forgotten, however, right now, in this moment, it’s in the forefront of my mind. Last night, Steve Harvey, the fun-loving host of “Family Feud,” had a terrible, horrible, no good, very …

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Nov 30

From the Pastor’s Desk: Have Jesus, Will Travel

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’Tis the season! (I know, most of you are filling in, “to be jolly, fa la la la” etc., and cursing me for getting it stuck in your heads. Apologies!) Alas, the Christmas season is upon us. In the coming weeks, we will be stringing up twinkle lights on our rooftops and around our Christmas …

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Oct 31

From the Pastor’s Desk: Cue the Music

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I’ll admit it—I am a total sucker for award season. It doesn’t mater if it’s the Oscars, the Tonys, the Streamys – I am there. I can’t help it. I get caught up in the fashion, in the ambiance, in the unknown of whether a show or flm I love will get recognized. I just …

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Sep 30

From the Pastor’s Desk: Risky Faith

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What are you willing to fight for? What are you willing to stand up for? To stand up and scream at the top of your lungs until someone listens? What, for you, is “worth the risk?” In our day and age, sometimes it seems as though there is little worth fighting for, because at this …

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Aug 31

From the Pastor’s Desk: To Serve or to Be Served

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In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, my sister and I went with a group from our church down to Mississippi in order to help with the clean-up efforts. We spent most of our time working in and around Biloxi, where many had lost their homes and were living in temporary housing, with little access …

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