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The Federated Church
December 24, 2019

Unexpected Gift: Christmas Eve

By this point in the month of December, it may be too late to buy the perfect Christmas present for a friend or family member. But it is never too late to accept the unexpected gift that God is offering you: the gift of Jesus as Immanuel, Savior, Messiah and Lord. All you need to […]

December 22, 2019

The First Carols: The Gloria

At Christmas we celebrate how God stepped toward us in Jesus. The question we must ask each day is: Will we step toward God? Will we be reconciled to God? The whole welkin is ringing with praise to God for what God did by coming in person in Christ. Let’s join the song!

December 8, 2019

The First Carols: The Magnificat

While “The Magnificat” may not be on the hot list of Christmas music played on the radio during this season, it is the song that reminds us who Jesus is and what he is about. It reminds us, too, that we are called to follow him in lifting up the lowly, filling the hungry with […]

December 1, 2019

The First Carols: The Benedictus

Zechariah is struck speechless because he needs to stop and listen. Perhaps we need to once again be struck speechless by the power of this story; to be silent and listen for what God, who came to us in person in Jesus and continues to work through the Holy Spirit, is up to in our […]

November 24, 2019

Kings Never Die

Even if we work hard to fight injustice and do the hard work of reconciliation, we are going to make bad choices and crazy, stupid mistakes. Life is chaotic and complicated, and no one can live it without sin. Some of us will even feel as guilty as the criminal on the cross, who said […]

November 10, 2019

The Run-Flat Church

The church has its sights on far loftier goals: nothing less than the restoration of creation, fair provision and God’s justice for all people, and the attainment of real and lasting peace. Such goals oblige us to remember that we are personally and corporately works-in-progress; to drive together in the carpool lane; to avoid spiritual […]

November 3, 2019

Thoughts and Prayers

The problems of this world are not part of God’s vision and they are not our ultimate reality, but until God’s promised Kingdom comes, our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims and squarely rooted in God’s love and grace and mercy.

October 27, 2019

I Can Christian Today

So, maybe it would be better to shut our mouths and open our hands to show the love and grace and mercy of Christ reaching out to a fallen world. Christ calls us to be people who say, “I can follow Jesus today. I can Christian today.” We don’t need more squabbling Christians in the […]

October 20, 2019

FOCUS: Strategic Faith Development

FOCUS: Strategic Faith Development

Strategic Faith Development is also one of our FOCUS goals over the next two years. We believe it is important to dedicate ourselves to God’s ways, seek God’s guidance, in order to lead a purposeful and purpose-filled life. Our Strategic Faith Development goals are: • 20 new kids in Sunday School • 20 new kids […]

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