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November 28, 2018

These past three Sundays, I have included the stories of Naomi and Ruth, and Hannah from 1 Samuel, in our scripture readings. These are stories of belonging, and faith, and hope. Our sermon series centered on Gifts of Love. Through their faithfulness, these women broug...

October 3, 2018

Where does prayer lead us?

Sunday, Sept. 30’s sermon was Powerful Prayer. The rabbit hole it brought me down ended at community. It’s one thing to be in private reflection and prayer, but it’s quite another to take the time to get ourselves out of our comfy chairs or un...

September 18, 2018

Our “God at Work” sermon series brought us to the smallest, but perhaps mightiest of all offenders to behaving like a Christian: our tongues. We have a habit of letting them loose, running wild all over the place, as James alludes to, like unbridled horses. In fact, th...

August 29, 2018

I write this blog just as we have arrived home from a field trip to glean ideas from another church’s clothing assistance program. It was probably good timing in relation to this past Sunday’s sermon. Leviticus 19 had us talking about holiness. And holiness is mostly a...

August 12, 2018

Based on Mark 6:30-34, 53-56, this week’s sermon title was “A Moment Please.” Jesus and the disciples have been run ragged healing and teaching all of the good stuff about God’s justice. Jesus invites the disciples to come away, to rest awhile, to be restored before of...

July 19, 2018

Hello, fellow travelers on this journey with Christ. Mike and I are excited for this adventure where God has called us to come to be among you here in Newcastle! We are very used to adapting to new places- we have moved several times for Mike’s work and for my studies...

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