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March 2018 Newsletter


    Palm Sunday celebrates Jesus return to Jerusalem. People laid palm fronds along Jesus path along with their cloaks for him to walk on as he came into the city. It was customary in the day to cover the path for someone thought of high honor and...

    February 2018 Newsletter


      Dating back to the Fourth Century C.E., Lent is a period of reflection, preparation and renewal of the disciplines of faith. The traditional liturgical color for the season is purple, reflecting the church’s focus on penitence and discipleship.

      January 2018 Newsletter


        The festivities of Christmas are now behind us, but on the Christian calendar, Christmas is not just one day. Instead, Christmas is a season lasting 12 days. Jan. 6, for Christians in the west, marks the end of Christmas and the celebration of...

        December 2017 Newsletter


          Our new church year begins Dec. 3 with the season of Advent, which means “coming.” The four weeks of Advent call us to prepare our hearts for God’s coming – both as we prepare to celebrate Christ’s birth on that first Christmas and as we look for...

          November 2017 Newsletter


            November begins with All Saints Day. Pastor Bill Bailey writes about his favorite saint, Oseola McCarty, a washerwoman from Hattiesburg, Miss., with a sixth-grade education, who at age 87 surprised everyone by giving a gift of $150,000 to the...