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March 2017 Newsletter


    Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent –March 1, this year. The name derives from specific passages in the Hebrew Scriptures and the ancient practice of wearing “sackcloth and ashes” as symbols of repentance. On March 1, we will join...

    February 2017 Newsletter


      February is the month for sending Valentines, and this month’s newsletter gives a Valentine salute to the Kirk’s husband and wife music duo, Randy and Donna Toney. With this talented couple at the helm, the Kirk’s music program continues to grow...

      January 2017 Newsletter


        The New Year is a time for resolutions, and this month’s Voice in the Pines has plenty of ideas to get you started. Did you know volunteering is good for your health? Read about all the benefits of serving others, along with opportunities to...

        December 2016 Newsletter


          The word Advent means “coming” and is a reminder that our faith calls us to live between our Lord’s two comings. The church sets aside an entire season—four weeks of Advent—to remind us to wait attentively. This season is a time to “pay...

          November 2016 Newsletter


            Since the Civil War when President Lincoln called for a day of national thanksgiving, we have set aside one day as a reminder that all our days are gifts of God. Lest we forget, we are recipients of God’s providential care and every day is a...