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“Standing Firm and Digging Deep–a sermon by Rev. Debbie Clark, Jan. 14, 2018

“Standing Firm and Digging Deep” Amos 5:21-24; Galatians 3:23-29 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark January 14, 2018   We were still in the fog of jet-lag when I finally figured out how to turn on the TV. I happened upon

An Open Letter to our Friends

Dear neighbors with roots in Haiti, El Salvador and the many diverse countries of Africa,   We are glad you are here.  You bring so many gifts to our community and our nation.  You bring cultural traditions that enrich our

“A Win-Win Shopping Excursion”–Gifts that Give Holiday Fair is coming up!

“A Win-Win Shopping Excursion” “Food, fund, gifts for family and friends,” Rev. Dr. Fran Bogle begins.  “That’s why I love the Gifts that Give Holiday Fair.” Bogle has been part of the fair for the last four years, hosting a

Behind, Before, Below, Above–A sermon by Rev. Debbie Clark, Nov. 19, 2017

“Behind, Before, Below, Above” Psalm 139:1-14; Philippians 4:4-9 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark November 19, 2017   “You should go out for lacrosse this spring,” Coach Michelle said to me after a hard-fought squash match.  “Lacrosse? I’ve never played before,”

Running Through the Rivers–a sermon by Rev. Debbie Clark, Nov. 5, 2017

“Running Through the Rivers” Isaiah 43:1-2; Hebrews 12:1-2 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark November 5, 2017   I walked into the room and immediately began to question my choice of scripture.  We were at Countryside, a nursing home where we

A Pastoral Letter responding to the Sutherland Springs shooting

Dear friends,   Last Sunday we gathered in the warmth and comfort of our sanctuary to worship God.  Cesar Stewart-Morales offered a powerful testimony about what this church means to him, drawing a parallel with the sense of peace and

The Mary-Martha Dilemma

The Mary-Martha Dilemma Genesis 18:1-15; Luke 10:38-42 October 15, 2017 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark Luke 10:38-42 –Translated by Father Don Pachuta, MD Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village where a woman, whose name was

Roots in the Ruins–a sermon by Rev. Debbie Clark, Oct. 8, 2017

Roots in the Ruins Psalm 46:1-7; Revelation 22:1-2 October 8, 2017 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark   “You will walk again. You will laugh again. You will dance again. You will live again.”  A few days ago Jeff Bauman, the

A Pastoral Letter responding to the Las Vegas Mass Shooting–Oct. 2, 2017

Dear friends,   In church yesterday, I talked about three “outrageous propositions” at the heart of our faith.  The third one is the Easter proclamation that God’s love is more powerful than hatred or fear or greed, more powerful than

A Pastoral Letter reflecting on hurricanes and earthquakes–Sept. 20, 2017

Dear friends, Four hurricanes. Two earthquakes. Wildfires and monsoon flooding. The devastation is overwhelming.  Many of us know someone personally whose life has been turned upside down. We worry about loved ones we have not been able to contact. Our