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Your Pastor Returns

01/30/18

I look forward to being with you again for worship on February 4, and am aware how privileged Ellen and I have been to be able to spend weeks in Florida during January.  I know you have been blessed by the messages and worship leadership of Jay Kalis, Georgia Hale, Susan Gray, Peter Van Dessel […]

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What Would Jonah Do?

01/24/18

What Would Jonah Do?   I think that most of us are familiar with part of the story of Jonah, right?  Jonah tries to run from God and ends up getting thrown into the sea where he is swallowed up by a big fish (whale in some translations).  But do you remember why God gave […]

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My peace I give to you

01/17/18

It’s been quite a week in our world.  I wasn’t sure what I’d write about today, so I took some time to discern this message with other members of the staff.  We talked about the issues of racism, immigration, civil rights, and missile threats.  None of those individually seemed right, so I did the natural […]

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Prayers of Comfort and Strength

01/09/18

Prayers of Comfort and Strength by Rev. Georgia N. Hale Dear friends, As a follow up to our time together this Sunday, I thought I would share this prayer that was written several years ago.  As we look to 2018 and think about how we can be in community and turn towards God, let this […]

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The Year of Interfaith Friendship

01/03/18

The Year of Interfaith Friendship   One of the lesser-known parts of my work at Genesis UMC is representing us at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute’s Service Council.  Most of my work there is around the topic of Youth and Interfaith Engagement, where our team works to connect young people from different faith traditions.   The […]

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