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Fasting and Feasting II

Fasting and Feasting Part Two On Saturday, we had the opportunity to participate in a fast together as a church body. Some fasted from food, others from technology or social media, still others fasted from the very idea of fasting! Whatever we fasted from, whether listed above or not, the point was not necessarily to

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Fasting and Feasting

Fasting to Grow Closer to God Fasting is not a popular practice. In fact, it is a mostly forgotten practice, or one that is antiquated and out of date. It’s not the kind of thing that people usually look forward to in eager anticipation. But fasting has been a part of the Christian story since

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The Faithfulness of Jesus Christ

Faithfulness Faith. In Greek, pistis. It’s a word that we dwelt upon in our family time together yesterday as a church. It’s a word that for hundreds and thousands of years has been something that we, as Christians, have relied upon and has been vital in our understanding of how we relate to God.  But

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Living By Faith

How can I live faithfully to God every day? If I am being honest, sometimes I forget to think about God. I know I shouldn’t say that. I work for a church, preach sermons, lead Bible classes, and am a deeply committed follower of Jesus. But, sometimes, I forget to think about God.  If you

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Connection Class Updates (January 19)

Spiritual Practices This week, the Spiritual Practices class discussed and practiced Silence and Meditation. To practice this discipline, we can imagine three stages of practice: learning to be quiet, meditation on God’s Word, and listening for God’s voice. In order to practice Silence, we must learn to shut out distractions whether from the world around

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Moral Arc of the Universe Today, we remember Martin Luther King, Jr. and the way that he was able to inspire a nation to uphold the value of equality as the constitution of our country promises. We remember his life and the way he was able to weave together the message of the Gospel

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