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January 2021 Newsletter


    I ran across a quote of the late British spy novelist John le Carre last week. That was the pen name of David Cornwell, who died this past Dec 12. Many of you may have read some of his 12 spy novels or seen the many movie versions.

    The Gift of the Magi


      Originally published in a 1905 edition of The New York Sunday World, The Gift of the Magi tells the story of a young couple at Christmas when money is tight, offering important insight into the nature of gift-giving.

      December 2020 Newsletter


        Happy New Year! This may seem a little early, but it is a reminder our new church year begins this Nov. 29. Unlike our secular calendars, which begin Jan. 1, the liturgical church calendar begins with the season of Advent, which means “coming.”

        November 2020 Newsletter


          November is the traditional season for thanksgiving, and, for us here at the Kirk, it marks the end of our fall stewardship campaign.

          October 2020 Newsletter


            Years ago, a professor tried to explain the ancient Hebrew notion of covenant. In her lecture, she made a helpful and, for me, a memorable distinction between a contract and a covenant.