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Psalm 23, Daniel, Missions and a Big Celebration!

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It doesn’t seem like Psalm 23, Daniel, Mission and a party have much in common, but they do! The KFC kids will be learning lots these last two months of the year. The Shepherds’ Psalm, Psalm 23 has been the focus of the group throughout most of March. They’ve learned all about the ways God […]

April 2018

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“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.” John 20:1 Early on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene, along with Mary the mother of James and Salome, found an  empty tomb. […]

KFC Kids Learning Awesome Things About our Awesome God!

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This month (March 2018), the kids will be finishing their unit on the Last Supper—the final meal Jesus ate with his disciples before his arrest, trial and crucifixion.  At that meal, Jesus served the disciples by washing their feet and instituted the sacrament of Holy Communion, asking the disciples to eat and drink the bread […]

March 2018

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Dr. David H. C. Read, one of my seminary professors, once preached a sermon entitled, “Unfinished Easter,” suggesting that the end of the Easter story is written in our lives.  At the end of the sermon, Dr. Read suggests that “the pen is in our hands,” and we are the ones who write the end […]

February 2018

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Theologian and author, Frederick Buechner, has this wonderful gift.  He makes ideas about God and Christ accessible to all.  He asks just the right questions that provide plenty of food for thought about discipleship and what it means to claim Christ, Lord.   In his book, Whistling in the Dark:  An ABC Theologized, he offered […]

January 2018

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The commercials have been ramping up since the time the Black Friday ads started filling tv and computer screens. The end of one year means the beginning of another and all those resolutions that we’re encouraged to make: Stop smoking Lose weight Start exercising Get organized Clean out the closets Start saving money Read more […]

Parable of the Good Samaritan

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  The Parable of the Good Samaritan Is KFC Focus in January   Jesus told lots of stories to make a point about God and about following him.  One of the most well-known of them is the Parable of the Good Samaritan.  The KFC kids will be taking a long look at this parable in […]

December 2017

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“Oh, Look! It’s a real baby!” Time and again, the words were repeated as the church’s Christmas parade float moved down Main Street in Hartford, and then West Bend. The crowd members were correct! They were “Oooh-ing” and “Ah-ing” as they saw five-month-old Wyatt Gordon wiggling about in Mom, Jenni’s, arms. “How beautiful!” “Awwww!” people […]

November 2017

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“Everything old is new again” It seems like this saying might just apply when it comes to programmatic ministries at some of the United Church of Christ congregations in the area.   And the “old” may really make some wonderful ministries “new” as a result. Periodically, through the course of the history of Faith Church, I’m […]

October 2017

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What’s the purpose of the church?  Why, since the beginning of Christianity, have believers organized into groups—congregations?  What drives the life and work of the church? Ever stop to really think about the answer to those questions?  Have you ever stopped to think about why the church “is” now, and why it has been in […]