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Malawi 2015 #3

I am pleased to report that the 2015 International Partnership visit in Malawi has begun in earnest! After the wonderful welcome we received at Chileka Airport, we spent our first night on African soil at the Grace Bandawe Conference Centre, a delightful hostel on Synod grounds. 749 more words

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Bystanders and Standing By

On July 12 our congregation commissioned a team of three travelers to head to Malawi and deepen and extend our partnership with the Mbenjere CCAP in Blantyre Synod.   1,894 more words

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After the Fireworks

Sunday, May 31 many of our sisters and brothers in faith were contemplating the mysteries of Trinity Sunday.  At Crafton Heights, we held on to the notion of Pentecost a little longer, and I wondered what life was like for folks after the big displays of God’s power.   2,307 more words

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First Things First

At our worship on the Day of Pentecost, the folks in Crafton Heights read two accounts of what happened during that celebration: in the original context, as recorded in… 2,039 more words

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I Can Do That!

We finished our series on the ways that God calls us by looking at the calling to Mary as reported in Luke 1:26-38 and some of the ways that she was prepared for that by reading  2,343 more words

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What Will You Do When You Do Your Worst?

During Lent 2015 the folks at The First U.P. Church of Crafton Heights spent some time looking at people who turned – and re-turned – to Jesus during the course of his ministry.   1,786 more words

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Speak of the Devil...

During Lent 2015 I will be exploring a number of persons who met Jesus, and for one reason or another left his company, and then re-engaged him at a later time.   2,256 more words

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