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On the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage

by Drew Downs

“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!” About two weeks ago, I thought about giving up Facebook. My feed was filled with images of anger and hatred; victims of brutality, especially children. I was reading stories that disturbed me and tormented my soul. It was getting to […]

General Convention Resources

by Drew Downs

Every three years, the Episcopal Church gathers in one of the largest gatherings of Christians in the world called General Convention. General Convention is the time in which the Episcopal Church does its work of voting and deciding on its future. It is made up of deputies from all orders: Lay, Bishop, Priest, and Deacon, and […]

VBS Is a Wrap!

by Editor

This week (June 14-18) our building was (literally) overrun with hordes of kids, leaders, and youth helpers as we hosted our 2nd annual four-church Vacation Bible School with Centenary UMC, Central Pres, and Trinity Lutheran. The theme this year was Fun Run, taken from 2 Timothy 4:7: “I have fought the good fight. I have […]

Tag Sale Update for Donors and Volunteers

by Editor

Click here for a schedule of intake and sale hours. Click here to access the volunteer roster. Click here to access a PDF of the sale flyer that you can print out at home. Thanks so much to those of you who cleaned out your closets for donations to our tag sale or have signed […]

Resurrection Stories

by Drew Downs
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In the Easter season, we are treated to some of the most fascinating stories in the gospels. We might call them the resurrection stories. At one time it worried me that each of the gospel books had a different ending. One (Luke) has a walk to Emmaus. One  (Mark) has an empty tomb and no […]

Holy Week Meditations

by Drew Downs

It is my sincere hope that you have been keeping a holy Lent as we wind down to the end of our journey, to Jerusalem, to confront the authorities, to the Passion and the Resurrection. It is an amazing time for us, if we take a break from the hubbub and personal concerns, giving our […]