Monthly Archives: August 2016

“Rally Day” Call to Worship, with a focus on religious literacy

Rev. Michael S. Mulberry, who is Senior Minister at Billings First Church (UCC) in Billings, Montana, shares a call to worship for “Rally Sunday.” Rally Sunday is a tradition of celebrating the re-gathering of young and old together after vacations in the … Continue reading

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Thank God for the good blueberry year

The strawberries were shriveled and meager, by lack of rain, early heat. The blossoms of the peach trees fell to a late frost for the second year in a row. As for the raspberries in my back yard — who … Continue reading

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For the next 100 years (National Parks)

Happy first day of the next one hundred years, Denali and Death Valley, Shenandoah, Saguaro, and Sequoia, Acadia and Arches, Congaree and Carlsbad Caverns, Isle Royal and Olympia, Yosemite and Badlands, Haleakalā and Dry Tortugas. And to the national monuments, … Continue reading

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Affirmation of Faith by Youth

During the Assembly of the Alliance of Presbyterian and Reformed Churches in Latin America (AIPRAL), a Pre-Assembly of youth took place. During this time they were guided in reflection and prayer by the pastor Jorge Zijlstra. As one of the … Continue reading

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You are the one! (2 Samuel 12)

Somebody find a prophet to tell a parable about two countries – one rich and one poor. The rich country had many times hosted the Olympics but Rio de Janeiro threw a brave and beautiful party this first time and … Continue reading

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Distilled Hope

Originally posted on Visionarie Place is Freedom:
The evening and the morning, are one and the same- beckoning my loins to pray. And yet a little while – our bodies exude a mist of metaphysical liberation with limits because we have forgotten…

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Go to the ant … poem from South Africa

From the remarkable poet Isobel DeGruchy of South Africa. This personal zoo comes from her 2010 book From Well and from Woe. Go to the Ant… The ant is always hurrying from place to place, appearing industrious; I am the … Continue reading

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