This week we look at the one of the greatest commandments, to love our neighbor as ourself. In the third century, there was such a movement against the self by the church that the prevailing message about ourselves was that even though God loved us, we were really despicable in the flesh. Even Calvin described […]
Honor is something we think of as singular – a medal given to one person at a special ceremony, or a title bestowed on an especially accomplished individual. We are always looking for the exceptional, the talented and the fortunate to boost them even higher than they already are. However, in the world of the […]
Oct 8 – Nov 19 In our congregation there are women who have spent years spreading God’s word and serving his people in places like Peru, Japan, Latvia, Pakistan and in Richmond’s inner-city. These women heard the call to mission and in choosing to be true to it found that they became Disciples of Jesus. This fall we […]
The fact that the people of Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Russia, Afghanistan and Ethiopia are our brothers and sisters is not obvious. People kill each other by the thousands and do not see themselves as brothers and sisters. If we want to be real peace-makers, national security cannot be our primary concern. Our primary concern […]
Sorry this post is a day late, I’ve been working on a new way to publish the audio track. Maybe you have heard someone say this – “Your rights end where mine begin!” In fact, we very carefully calculate how our rights are recognized and respected. However, what does all this talk about “rights” mean […]
The YMCA after school program is up and running! It started on Tuesday, September 5, and they already have 38 students enrolled. The program welcomes children in kindergarten through grade 5, and they draw from 5 area schools. They convene every weekday afternoon in the Carson Building from about 2:30 until 6 p.m. Welcome YMCA!
The New Hanover Ringers will be entering their 5th season this fall. This three-octave handbell choir is made up of church members as well as friends of the church. We rehearse on Monday nights from 7 – 8 p.m. starting Monday, October 2 and are currently looking for a few additional ringers to join us. Musical […]
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