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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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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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