Peaceful Neighbors

Peaceful Neighbors                                                    Talia Raymond                                               9/17/2017 One of the reasons that I wanted to go to Rollins College was because Mr. Rogers went there, and, in my mind there could be no better recommendation.  When I settled on music as a major, I wouldn’t

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Shaping Up at Amelia Island

Shaping Up at Amelia Island    James 1:2-4; 19-25   September 3, 2017   Shelly Wilson Maybe you’ve written them–those reports at the beginning of school–what I did on my summer vacation. This year, we went to Amelia Island for a week and stayed in a nice vacation rental place, whose owners are

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Last Things First

Last Things First Andy Bachmann August 27, 2017 Matthew 19:16, “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.” The last time I hiked the Overlook Trail in the Porcupine Mountains was the first time I hiked it; before I hiked it again. That’s a confusing way

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A Life Without Lingering Resentment

I was surprised to read in the newsletter that I was preaching on hell and anger; not because I didn’t know I was going to preach on these subjects or because I’m not going to, but because it wasn’t my first choice of topics. I attended our former pastor, Vince

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The Gift and the Giver

Having children in one’s life changes that life forever. Whether one is a biological, adoptive, or step parent, godparent, caregiver, friend, or teacher, it does not take long to discover just how right our friend Kahlil Gibran was when he wrote, “your children are not your children. They are the

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All This Every Day

All This Every Day      Luke 12:13-21          July 16, 2017  Shelly Wilson Jesus speaks this parable on his way to Jerusalem where he will meet his death at the hands of the state. He seems to be pressing to provide every single teaching he can—all the valuable God-vision he can share

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Three Great Loves

The General Synod of the UCC meets every two years and its meeting dates often extend over the fourth of July.  Many years there is jubilation on that day as the Synod winds down its business and we all look back, and some years it is more sobering, but always,

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For The Good Ones

The disciples ask for a teaching about prayer and Jesus offers this one–what we call the “Our Father…” or the Lord’s Prayer. When I was growing up in the church there were only a few correct ways to refer to, or talk to, God. You could call him Father or

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Welcome to Us, All

Nearly late, I slid into the seat next to her just before the speaker began. We smiled and introduced. Joan was from just outside Houston so she’d driven in to the meeting early that morning, avoiding the traffic. I told her about my flight, the weather, the plane repairs, missing

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A Spacious Spirituality

Philippians 1:3-11 Welcome…and thank you for letting me give the sermon this morning, on Pentecost Sunday and the last Sunday in our worship theme of “Love Letters.” In case you haven’t heard, we’re moving away in a few weeks, and next year I’ll be attending Interfaith Seminary. On the application

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Service Times

Sunday Services:
9:15 & 11:15am

Adult Seminars:
September 17 at 10:25am

Meditation in the Chapel: