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Annual Meeting Discussion Questions

Those unable to attend the meeting on January 28th, or wanting to offer additional thoughts and feedback, please use this form! Advertisements

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Winter Welcome Brunch – February 4, 2018 [postponed until spring 2018]

Note: the winter welcome brunch has been postponed until the spring. If you are interested in attending the next welcome brunch email and we’ll notify you of the next date. Thanks!   If you are new to the community, … Continue reading

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Participating in Handel’s Messiah

A great backstory to Handel’s Messiah is that the first performance in Dublin was organized as a fundraiser to release debtors from prison. The concert raised 400 Pounds and 142 prisoners were set free as a result. In this way … Continue reading

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On memory, a father’s love, and practices of the heart (Reflections on Evensong)

A few weeks ago I was speaking with a woman in our congregation about the joys and sorrows of caring for an aging parent. Her father has Alzheimers, which means of course severe memory loss. Though it is very difficult … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of King

What is the label that you have given to Jesus? In John 18, Pilate questioned Jesus about the label “King of the Jews.” But Jesus’ answer makes it clear that he isn’t a Jewish revolutionary. He’s not an emerging dictator. … Continue reading

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Lessons and Carols

Lessons and Carols, Sunday December 3rd, 2017  at 9:30 & 11a. Our annual Lessons and Carols service is a special Sunday in the life of our church. The service tells the story of Jesus, from Old Testament Prophesy to New … Continue reading

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Evensong: A fresh worship expression rooted in historic practices [Coming Advent 2017!]

Tilling the soil How worship cultivates the soil of our heart I come from agricultural stock. My grandfather was a farmer. He built his livelihood with a nursery business in southern California. Kurihara Nursery Inc., in Camarillo, California provided the … Continue reading

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Guat’s Up? The 3rd Annual Fundraiser is this Sunday from 5-7P at TCC!

Don’t miss GUATEMALA NIGHT this Sunday, November 12th, 5-7P at TCC. This family-friendly fundraiser is an open-house style opportunity to experience Guatemalan culture and support our High School Mission Trip to San Lucas Tolimán on February 16-25, 2018. Join us … Continue reading

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Rob and Kate Mellon: Our lives are meant to be spent in community

On the impact of community for personal growth 5 quick questions and answers I asked Rob and Kate Mellon, one of our host teams for the LIFE Groups test drive, a few questions about small groups and why they are … Continue reading

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Installation Service Recap

Dear Church, What a celebration on Sunday! We were joined by many of Pastor Tom’s long-time ministry mentors, friends, and colleagues to celebrate, welcome him and his family, and formally charge him and the congregation to keep our eyes on … Continue reading

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