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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...

          October 2017 Newsletter


            “Our decision to join Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines was made easy after being warmly welcomed by all,” said Debbie Brod, who with her husband, Gary, joined the Kirk in August. They attend the Saturday evening informal worship service and feel...