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U Matters - 22 Feb 2018

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"Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now." Praise God for Billy Graham, who God changed and used so powerfully! Wednesday, 21 February marked the end of the 45 day “Dear Lord, Change Me and use...

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U Matters - 15 Feb 2018

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In a world of bus crashes and school shootings, we begin a Lenten journey towards Easter. Last night at the Ash Wednesday service, a moving meditation, imposition of ashes, and communion left me (and many others) deeply touched by God’s love expressed in Christ. It was a most memorable...

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U Matters - 08 Feb 2018

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“You are only young once but you can be immature forever.” The Apostle Paul, perplexed with the immaturity of the church at Galatia, asks them to grow up. He asks them to “keep in step with the Spirit," to get aligned with the plan and purposes of God. He mentions the...

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U Matters - 01 Feb 2018

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“Dear Lord, Change me and use me. Change and use Union Church.” We are mid-way on our 45-day prayer challenge. It is a joy to report that a number of people have found the Lord very much at work in their lives. Some very creative ideas have been inspired. People have made commitments...

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U Matters - 25 Jan 2018

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In seminary my preaching professor invited three of the most promising preachers in the area to meet with us. One of those preachers was Dr. Paul Watermulder. That preaching promise was more than fulfilled as Paul ministered in two churches, 31 years at First Presbyterian Burlingame, CA. We have...

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U Matters - 18 Jan 2018

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Our speaker this Sunday is Dr. Chip Hardwick. For the past few years he has been a key leader at the headquarters of the Presbyterian Church USA. For the past 38 years he has been a friend. Holly and I have watched him grow from a leader in a youth group to a leader, first in business and then...

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U Matters - 11 Jan 2018

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“Dear Lord, change me and use me. Change and use Union Church.” That prayer, which many of us have promised to pray for forty-five days, is already changing lives. If you haven’t started this spiritual adventure, please do. One woman warned me that this is a very dangerous...

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U Matters - 04 Jan 2018

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Last week Apple lowered the price of iPhone battery replacement and admitted their programs slowed down older phones and drained the batteries at a rapid rate. As an older Apple phone user—actually an older user of a relatively newer iPhone—I sometime feel slow and drained. Even...

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U Matters - 28 Dec 2017

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2017 has been an eventful year of change and transition for Union.  It was the proverbial best of times, worst of times—at times.   The faith and resilience of Union’s people have been an inspiration to me. We have a growing group of people who never worshiped at 22A...

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U Matters - 21 Dec 2017

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Matt Peterson wrote a poem that sums us the season: Only she who had little of this worldTo lose—refugee, unwed mother,Carried by tradition and a donkey—Let the presence of God fill her to bursting,A love the world said there was no room. By and through tender flesh, a babyWill be...

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