Author Archives: revyarbrough

Joy

    This Sunday,  many Christians will be lighting the Advent candle of joy.  Joy is beyond the celebration after a temporary gain.  Joy runs deeper than that.  It is surrendering to letting love bloom, even against the backdrop of … Continue reading

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Called To Serve

The following post is from a post made in March, 2014. As New Community of Faith is collecting donations now for the Christmas fund, I wanted to post here.  My gratitude to all who contribute, and who serve.  Please note … Continue reading

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Refreshment

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. I do not have special Advent candles, but as I put fresh tapers on the mantel, I think of the powerful,wonderful words: hope, peace, joy, and love.     Tyler and I have … Continue reading

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Re-Membering To Give Thanks

Bidden or not bidden, God is present – Carl Jung Every year, someone will inevitably tell me that he or she likes Thanksgiving because, “It is not a religious holiday. We just get together, eat a good meal, and maybe … Continue reading

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Outreach Opportunities

Come join us in November as we collect non-perishable food for Second Harvest and warm outer and under clothes for the homeless.   There will be bins in the back of the sanctuary for your donations.  Sunday morning worship begins … Continue reading

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Yellow Bird Magnolia

I recently watched a Nature rerun of a look into some of the work of two Papua New Guinean biologists as they tracked and recorded the elaborate mating dances of the various species of the bird of paradise (the feathered variety, … Continue reading

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Sunday Mornings

Sunday mornings probably finds most pastors in their study or office.  They may be in prayer or meditation.  They may be reading scripture or a devotional and reviewing their sermons – beautiful and worthy practices. However, my Sunday morning prayer … Continue reading

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Humility

“Humility is about learning your place in the universe, about not making either yourselves or your nation anybody’s god. It is about realizing that we are all equal players in a common project called life.”  – Sister Joan Chittister, “The … Continue reading

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Sunday, August 17th Service

On the 17th, New Community of Faith will be celebrating the Christ among us at Silicon Valley Pride at Discovery Meadow in San Jose.  Come join us! We will have a table set up, and we would love to meet … Continue reading

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Why Are You Weeping?

But Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping. And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb and saw two angels in white sitting there, one by the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had … Continue reading

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