SSP 2017: Day 4

Yesterday was our second full day of work on our worksites, and we continue to be injury free! We all left for our worksites at 9am and returned at 4pm for showers and free time. You’ll have to get the specifics about everyone’s work from them as most of them...

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SSP 2017: Day 3

Good morning, friends and supporters! Yesterday (Day 3) was our first day on our worksites and it was an amazing day. We started off with a safety presentation where we go to practice using power tools. Each team then was driven out to their site by one of the staff...

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SSP 2017: Days 1 & 2

First of all, thank you so much for your support of this team. We’ve only just arrived and it has already been a great trip. We started off at our beloved church and headed to Redding for our first night. On the way there we stopped at the Jelly Belly...

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Hurray for Summer!

Then followed that beautiful season…Summer!…. Filled with the air of a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow       Summer is here, hurray! Beckoning us out of routine and into time to savor simple joys, to ...

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Sierra Service Project: July 15 – 22, 2017

The time has come! Our team is leaving on Saturday, July 15 to travel to Chiloquin, Oregon for a week of service, fun, and spiritual reflection. We will return on Saturday, July 22 and will share our experiences with the congregation the very next morning! So, join us in worship...

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The Ides of June

What whirlwind times! Not daily, but hourly national news brings head-spinning alerts of one precipitous crisis, one chaotic scramble after another, everything happening so fast it’s hard to keep up. Enough to send have us all breathing into paper bags – coping mechanisms majorly in play! I’m grateful to prophetic...

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Our Congregational Psalm

On Sunday, May 7, we re-imagined the 23rd Psalm as a congregation in worship using words and situations from our own lives. This is the result. God, you are my… husband, wife, children, nurse, friend, mother, father, brother, nanny, minister, neighbor, grandkids … I have everything I need. You make...

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Already? But wait, what?

How can it be May already – the year almost half past, but wait! I’m still not used to writing 2017! May already, and students are preparing to graduate high school when wait, weren’t they were just toddling down the aisle for children’s time? Maybe it’s getting my Medicare card...

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Is Truth Dead?

You may have seen it, posted or at a newsstand: the most recent Time magazine cover, solid black with bold red lettering. “Is Truth Dead?” The cover is a deliberate take on the iconic cover from the sixties, same black and red graphic, only this asked “Is God Dead?” Now...

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