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U Matters - 10 Mar 2016

Posted by Pastor Michele on

Throughout University I was on the varsity rowing team. We trained 6 days a week - rain or shine we were on the water at 6AM.  It was an eight seater and if one person slept in, the boat remained on the racks. If one person “caught a crab” the whole boat lost rhythm. We needed...

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U Matters - 03 Mar 2016

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“That was the best weekend ever, when is the next church retreat?”  Youth comment - All Church Retreat 2015  This Sunday, we welcome Rev. Dr. Jerry Root, CS Lewis expert and Evangelism professor of Wheaton College, to our pulpit. Jerry is also our retreat speaker for...

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U Matters - 25 Feb 2016

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We are most grateful to those who committed to the 24/7 prayer initiative which found people praying from around the globe and concluded with a youth prayer event.  Our Lenten Series on the Lord's Prayer has commenced and we are gearing up for an All Church Retreat with great worship, small...

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U Matters - 18 Feb 2016

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This week I received a letter, Good Day Pastor, "I am incarcerated...we don't even have people coming to see us...we are very hungry spiritually." What a contrast, to our Lenten smorgasbord of spiritual feasting. We have a lot going on - Wed Lenten Series, All Church Retreat, etc. If you are...

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U Matters - 11 Feb 2016

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Lent began on Ash Wednesday (10 Feb), and will last for forty days ending Holy Saturday. The forty days represent the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, endured temptation and prepared for ministry. For the Christian Lent is a time for repentance, fasting and internal preparation for...

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U Matters - 28 Jan 2016

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Last weekend 29 ladies went to Thailand for a ladies retreat themed "Running the Race." What a time of refreshment, laughter and connection. Connections were made to both our Lord and to one another. On the home front Pastor Matthew spoke on having faith. By definition, "faith is being sure...

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U Matters - 21 Jan 2016

Posted by Pastor Michele on

The Bible was printed in 1454 A.D. by Johannes Gutenberg, who invented the "type mold" for the printing press. It is considered a "best seller" and is the most widely distributed book. But not everyone has a Bible in their own language. Fortunately ‘Faith Comes by Hearing’ is working...

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U Matters - 07 Jan 2016

Posted by Pastor Michele on

Happy New Year!  The New Year stretches before us like a blank piece of paper, it's a clean slate, a new beginning, a fresh start. I love the new year as it provides an impetus to set new goals, to take stock, and to consider what we would like to change or how we would like to grow. What...

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U Matters - 17 Dec 2015

Posted by Greg Anderson on

Tomorrow my daughter Lindsey gets married. I am feeling very much like Steve Martin in "Father of the Bride.” Holly and I (especially Holly) have been preparing for this big day and now it is almost here. It is time for celebration and a new beginning. Please pray that I don’t...

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U Matters - 10 Dec 2015

Posted by Greg Anderson on

Sunday at the 9:30AM and 11AM services we will enjoy “Christmas Unplugged”. Our children will be amazing. We are grateful to Jacklien Lee, our wonderful Children’s Ministry Director and her capable colleague Elza Wong. Be sure to thank them and God for the ministry he has...

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