“What Our Children Need”
Rev Kim Burke
November 11, 2018

Last week in worship we were able to remember the saints who have gone before us. We remembered members of our congregation who have died in the past year, and we remember that faith in God gives us hope that (MORE)

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“Hymn of Promise”
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
November 4, 2018

Though we don’t like to think about or talk about death, we understand that it’s a part of life and we are blessed to be able to understand death in the context of faith. Faith in God gives us the (MORE)

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“The Ripple Effect-We Make A Difference”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
October 28, 2018

Have you seen this commercial? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZGghmwUcbQ   I am always struck by the frowns on the faces of those who seem to judge the young man’s acts of kindness as useless or naïve. I am more affected, however, by the (MORE)  

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“Generosity and the Ripple Effect”
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
October 21, 2018

When stopping by a pond, if you’re not so good at skipping rocks, then we can all be assured of our ability to toss a rock in and create a ripple effect. It doesn’t matter what size of rock it is, small or large, concentric circles appear, growing larger and larger . . . until we can’t see them any longer. (MORE)

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“Generosity and the Ripple Effect”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
October 14, 2018

As we prepare for worship this weekend, I would like you to click on two links. The first is a commercial. I have no idea what it has to do with insurance, but I like it. (MORE)

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World Communion Sunday
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
October 7, 2018

This weekend, we’ll join with Christians around the world in celebrating World Communion Sunday. When it can be so easy to focus on what divides us, the celebration of Holy Communion draws us to the table where there’s room for all. (MORE)

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“The Earth is Crying Out”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
September 30, 2018

Author Robert Fulghum tells the story about firefighters who rescued a man from a bed that was engulfed in flames. Later one of them asked the man how the bed had caught on fire. The man responded: “I don’t know. It was on fire when I lay down on it.”(MORE)

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“Nevertheless, She Persisted”
Bishop Sally Dyck
September 23, 2018

Bishop Sally Dyck (https://www.umcnic.org/about/bishops-office) of the Northern Illinois Conference will be preaching. Her text will be Joshua 2 & Joshua 6:25 and her sermon title is “Nevertheless, She Persisted”. (MORE)

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R.E.S.T. “Time”
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
September 16, 2018

We’re concluding our series on REST (Renewal, Energize, Sabbath) and I’ll be focusing on Time this weekend. What a precious resource this is.  (MORE)

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R.E.S.T. “Sabbath”
Rev Kim Burke
September 9, 2018

As we’ve been going through our series on R.E.S.T., I’ve more than once found myself reminded of a song by the band Alabama. (MORE)

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“Energize”
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
September 2, 2018

We continue our series on REST (Renewal ~ Energize ~ Sabbath ~ Time) and our focus will be on Energize. The scripture will be Matthew 11:28-30 and Psalm 23. (MORE)

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“Renewal”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
August 26, 2018

I am often struck by how many people appear to be stressed. I see a lot of people who seem overwhelmed, tired, and preoccupied.  Here are a few questions for you to consider. (MORE)

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