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This Is Us

Dec 1, 2017   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly  //  No Comments

How humbling it is to receive gifts during the holiday season! I’m so grateful for the support and leadership in this congregation and increasingly, in the expressed understanding and willingness to assist in ALL aspects of the ministry. I’m grateful as folks, of ALL ages and stages have not only asked how they can help but have seen beyond the current ‘list of activities’ and have forecast need and their willingness to step up. I truly believe THIS IS US being the Church as Christ might have envisioned it. Meeting Read more >>

So Much Gratitude for the Ministry We Share!

Nov 1, 2017   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly  //  Comments Off on So Much Gratitude for the Ministry We Share!

My heart is full as I look at the layout for this issue of Connection! As we enter the last two months of this calendar year gratitude abounds as the reports of giving locally, worldwide, and to our operating budget is amazing! As holiday events begin for the church and our neighborhood the scheduling is a bit overwhelming! The good news is that Read more >>

Necessary Space

Oct 1, 2017   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly, Messages  //  Comments Off on Necessary Space

The leading idea for this month from The Lewis Center for Church Leadership speaks to my heart. As I continue to be invited to coach area church leaders around the topic of inclusion the conversation about welcoming also becomes important. We are blessed, friends, with a foundational DNA that naturally and easily extends the hand of Christian fellowship with special and just-right attention to our visiting folks.  Somehow we have come to value the open door and the open heart as our minds continue to Read more >>

Thank you, Andy

Aug 27, 2017   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly, Messages  //  Comments Off on Thank you, Andy

Blessings come in ALL shapes and sizes! It is both a joy and a concern that my body size has changed some over the last 10 years, but five years ago it was ALL joy as my heart was expanded exponentially with the approved appointment of Reverend Andy Oren to our staff. The opportunity to welcome Andy, ‘back home’ to practice his particular gifts of connecting people and resources along with his passion for justice and equality have increased my heart and the heart of this congregation. Our capacity for hospitality and compassionate ministry continues to grow and practicing Read more >>