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Worship for June 27, 2021

Pride in Process! Pride Sunday | Bulletin   With great joy, I invite you to join us for worship this Pride Sunday!  For the first time, the entire service will be led by queer and beloved members of our church community.  We celebrate the lives, families, and ministries of our LGBTQIA+ siblings and we renew…

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Worship for June 20, 2021

Be Opened Fourth Sunday After Pentecost | Bulletin   “The Syrophoenician woman answered Jesus, ‘Sir, even the dogs under the table get to eat the children’s crumbs.’”  Mark 7:28 Does Jesus really call this woman and her daughter dogs?  That hits kind of low on the ‘What Would Jesus Do’ meter, even though Jesus does it.   But…

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Juneteenth

We celebrate this day, which commemorates the true emancipation of enslaved persons on June 19, 1865, when finally freedom reached those persons held in bondage in the deepest parts of the Confederacy.  This day is a reminder that justice and freedom for black people has always been delayed.  We, as people of faith and as…

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Worship for June 13, 2021

Crossing Jordan Third Sunday After Pentecost | Bulletin   “When your children ask, ‘What do those stones mean to you?’ then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan River were cut off…and the people crossed over.” -Joshua 4:7 How did you get through the last fifteen months? How are you getting through? The…

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Outdoor Worship!

Follow Jesus into the streets as we continue our worship outside each week at 11am on West End Avenue, right on the steps of our church.  We will also livestream our services on YouTube, so you can join from the comfort of your home or from where you are traveling. For those attending in person, masks are…

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Fun’s A Poppin!

Summer Pop-Up Events for Kids & Youth This summer, we are reimagining the way we connect with kids, youth, and families.  The church building is still in use as a warehouse and distribution center for the West Side Campaign Against Hunger.  We want that essential work to continue.  But running a fully-fledged Vacation Bible School…

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Worship for June 6, 2021

People Get Ready Second Sunday After Pentecost | Bulletin   In many ways, the past few weeks have made me feel like I could see again, move again, breathe again.  Walking outside without a mask for the first time was a strange experience, like I had left the house undressed or something.  But smelling things: flowering trees,…

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Worship for May 30, 2021

“Simple Gifts of Community” Trinity Sunday | Bulletin   “The community devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would…

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In Memoriam: Fafa H. Demasio

Fafa Heroine Abla Demasio, a law school graduate with talents in a wide range of areas, including writing, died on May 18, 2021. Fafa H. Demasio succumbed to stage 4 breast cancer at age 56 after a characteristically resilient effort. Friends and family knew Fafa as being strong-willed and demanding yet relentlessly supportive, genuine and…

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The Next Steps: Together Again

“My siblings, you were called to freedom; but be careful, or this freedom will provide an opening for self-indulgence.  Rather, serve one another in works of love, since the whole of the Law is summarized in a single command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ (Gal. 5:13-14, The Inclusive Bible) Dear Community, We could not be…

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