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Advent Begins!

11/29/17

Hold on! It’s not yet time for the glitz and joy of Christmas. Advent begins on December 3, and it begins on a somber note. Our scriptures for the first Sunday of Advent are Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, and Mark 13:24-37. If you look at them before Sunday, and read the […]

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THE BUZZ IN THE GATHERING SPACE

11/22/17

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone on this holiday, which brings together family and friends in many different places.  May you find joy as you share with others.  Our prayers are with those of you who will be traveling to be with loved ones. I am thankful, as your pastor, for all that I see that has […]

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Singing in the (Freezing) Rain 

11/14/17

A Message from Jay Kalis, Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry  The freezing rain started as I turned up Snow Avenue on my way to church this past Sunday, and it continued throughout the morning.  As precipitation in Michigan can be this time of year, it would go from sleet, to rain, stop for a bit, and then come back as […]

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Who Can You Trust?

11/08/17

A Message from Pastor John Ross Thompson   “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 My sermon last Sunday on faith led me to think deeply about trust, which is a great synonym for faith.  Arriving at home and discovering that there had been another […]

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500 Years of Faith

11/01/17

A Message from Pastor John Ross Thompson A lot in the church has changed in 500 years. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses on the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany. The church door was the social media of the day, meaning it was the place where people expressed their opinions […]

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