Author Archives: revyarbrough

May 31 Worship Service

Members, friends, and family of New Community of Faith will be joining Celebration of Faith and other South Bay churches for a joint worship and prayer service on May 31st.  There will be no service at New Community, but please … Continue reading

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Pentecost

The story of Pentecost comes early in the book of Acts, chapter 2 to be exact.   “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like … Continue reading

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Charm City Blues: Baltimore and trauma-informed community

Originally posted on derricklweston:
I’ve been in Baltimore for going on three months. It’s hardly any time at all. There’s a part of me that doesn’t feel entitled to what I am feeling tonight. I’ve fallen in love with this…

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Meet Your Neighbors

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I needed clothes and you clothed me. I was a stranger and you invited me in.”   Matthew 25:35 … Continue reading

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It Is Still Easter!

An Easter insight by Bede Griffiths (d.1993): “Christ had to go through death in order to enter the new world, the world of communion with God. We have to go through death with him, both as individuals and as societies. … Continue reading

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The Door That Is the Cross

I assure you that unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it can only be a single seed. But if it dies, it bears much fruit.   John 12:24     If we pause, even for a … Continue reading

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Room for Us All

I found this morning’s UCC devotional rather bittersweet.  As a child, I knew of a couple of families who had their living rooms set aside for special company.  One woman in particular stands out in my memory.  Now that I … Continue reading

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Sunday, March 15

As I forward this devotion, I am hearing a great deal of bird song in the air.  It is beautiful and restores my soul.   These birds are doing what God has created them to do.  My prayer is that … Continue reading

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The Journey

Last Sunday  I was blessed to read the eulogy at a memorial service for Joyce Akers, an elder I had met several times, but did not know due to her advanced Alzheimer’s.  Several generations of friends and family were present. … Continue reading

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Regrets

On Sunday, March 1, we will continue our discussion of Shane Stanford’s book, Mosaic, When God Uses All the Pieces.  The chapter we will be looking at is “When God Uses Our Regret.” Whenever I hear an adult say that … Continue reading

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