Author Archives: revyarbrough

Crossing the Threshold

This morning when I checked my emails, I found several from a south bay environmental group that I had completely forgotten about.  The string of messages began with a member expressing hope, in one simple sentence, that the group would … Continue reading

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Searching for Sanctuary

From our good friend, Rev. Evelyn Vigil.   Good to ponder in the midst of our Fourth of July celebrations. Here is a short meditation for my church on all the sorrow around the church shooting in Charleston. No place … Continue reading

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Psalm 17

Psalms for Praying  Nan C. Merrill    Open my heart that compassion may be my companion;  Where I meet pride, humble me, Where I meet anger, calm my fears;  Where I meet injustice, cause me to act in love’s way. … Continue reading

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Celebration!

So much good news from the Supreme Court this week.   For those of you who will not be attending San Francisco Pride, come join us!  We will be worshiping with the congregation from Celebration of Faith, with Pastor David … Continue reading

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Psalm 5

Through the abundance of your steadfast love  I shall enter your house;  I shall worship in your holy temple  with reverence for You.    Lead me, O my Beloved, in your mercy  lighten my fears;  make your way straight before … Continue reading

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One for the Other

On Sunday, June 7, we will be sharing, not only communion, but our thoughts about what communion means to us.  Our service will be held around the table, and we will share a potluck lunch afterwards.  All are welcome to … Continue reading

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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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