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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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U Matters - 14 Dec 2017

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Dear All Christmas is almost here.  The Children’s Christmas Musical was spectacular and now they are taking it to the disabled at HOLF and the elderly and homeless at St. Barnabas home. The Stewardship Drive ended with a HIGHER amount pledged than last year!  We will...

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U Matters - 07 Dec 2017

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This week is the Children's Christmas Musical. Don't miss it. Thank you to Jacklien and her team! Last Sunday was the Choir's Cantata. It was a wonderful worship combination of old and new. To me it symbolised what the Lord is doing at Union. Forrest, Selene, choir and orchestra, God bless you...

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U Matters - 30 Nov 2017

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The past few months I have been praying for friends looking for new jobs.  What I have discovered is that my friends do not enjoy waiting.  They want (and in some cases need) quick answers from organisations and companies that take their time.  For two of them, the wait is over...

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