Author Archives: revyarbrough

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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Who Is in Our Midst

The beautiful post-resurrection stories are integral in helping us to begin to understand the living body of Christ today, of which we are all a part.  Most of the time when Christ appears among his disciples, he is appears to … Continue reading

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The Journey Continues

The first Sunday of Lent is March 9.   We will begin the service with ashes, and then a blessing.  Jesus’ ministry had deep roots in the forty days he spent in the desert.  Despite his hunger and thirst which … Continue reading

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Your Invitation

Come, come, whoever you are, Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving— It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows A hundred times Come, come again, come. –Rumi    Because God never … Continue reading

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Accepting the Invitation

For in wisdom must praise be uttered, and God will make it prosper.  Sirach 15:10 In the Hebrew Scriptures and the Apocrypha, the voice of wisdom is female.   In Proverbs 8 we read of wisdom being present at the … Continue reading

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A Sharing

There is much good writing being done these days.  This poem by Mark Nepo came to me via Parabola, and I am grateful.  During my time with SpiritCare, I have indeed witnessed many old trees slipping into winter.  Yes, it … Continue reading

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Epiphany Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Twelfth Day of Christmas, Epiphany, or the Celebration of the Three Kings, much like the rest of Christmas, is a hodge-podge of beliefs, customs, celebrations, and gift giving.   And also, like Christmas, Epiphany is a season, lasting right … Continue reading

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Sunday, December 29

We are still in the Christmas season!  This Sunday, Rev. Bob Matthews will be leading the morning worship and Christmas reflections.  Please see his prayer below. Rev. Bob Matthews is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He was … Continue reading

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Who Are We?

This devotion comes to us through the daily Still Speaking Devotion.    We do take on many roles in this life, but in truth, we have only one role:  that as beloved children of God.  We continue to be given … Continue reading

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