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07 Sep God’s Goodness in the Changes

Dear Friends, The calendar says it is September and although the weather hasn’t felt significantly less humid yet, I am grateful that my favorite season is nearly here.  Already signs of autumn are appearing:  backpack toting students and yellow school buses are everywhere.  I watched the...

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11 Aug Connect-Grow-Serve

Connect ~ Grow ~ Serve Coming soon to an inbox—and a pulpit—near you! Hello Friends, It has been a beautiful day in the neighborhood as we have pondered the wisdom and life lessons of Mister Rogers through the lens of Scripture over the past month.   It seems Mister...

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27 Jul More Calvary Updates

Dear Friends, Last week I gave an update on the numerous repair and maintenance projects that have been taking place around the building over the summer.  But more is happening at Calvary than building upkeep.  Now for the rest of the story! Leasing space/tenant update: Talks continue with...

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20 Jul Under Construction in Order to Welcome

Dear Friends, At the May 22 Town Hall meeting, three significant areas of necessary, imminent building repairs were highlighted.  In reality, four areas have been addressed over the past two months, and it’s time for an update.  Here is where we stand:  The concrete work was completed...

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14 Jul With Gratitude: Companions for a Decade

Dear Friends, Thank you for the lovely flowers, card, chocolate cake and many words ofcongratulations and well wishes last Sunday for my tenth anniversary. It is rather hardto fathom that a decade has passed since I arrived at Calvary—until, that is, I reflect onhow much we...

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01 Jun It’s Time to Tell the Truth

Dear Friends, More times than I care to count, I have left town for vacation and tragedy strikes.  The killing of George Floyd two years ago particularly stands out for the national rage and grief it rightly unleashed.  Now, the mass murder of 19 students and...

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01 Jun Hymn for the Hurting

By Poet Amanda Gorman Everything hurts,Our hearts shadowed and strange,Minds made muddied and mute.We carry tragedy, terrifying and true.And yet none of it is new;We knew it as home,As horror,As heritage.Even our childrenCannot be children,Cannot be. Everything hurts.It’s a hard time to be alive,And even harder to...

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11 May Easter as a Way of Life

Dear Friends, One of the many ways in which the church is called to be countercultural is that we understand Easter not as a day or even as a single event but as a way of life.  When the women—Mary, Mary, and Salome—went to Jesus’ tomb...

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05 May Happy Birthday to Us…and Other Blessings

Dear Friends, Blessings abound!  For starters, this week Calvary celebrates its 74th birthday.  Happy Birthday to us!  For several months already I have been thinking about our milestone 75th birthday next year and the celebration we will want to have to commemorate this momentous event.  Every...

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