Posts from March 2013

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Aloha Spirit

by firstumc-admin
aloha spirit

Dear Friends, During my trip back to Hawaii, Marlou and I joined with other members of the family and went to worship at Aldersgate UMC, just west of downtown Honolulu. It was the church I grew up in. I was pleasantly surprised to see how some things had changed, but yet how some things remained […]

EarthTalk: How toxic is chlorinated drinking water?

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earthtalk

EarthTalk® E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I was wondering how toxic chlorine is, because my well water was just chlorinated yesterday and today the smell is still strong. I have a 4-year-old daughter and I’m concerned. — Rose Smith, via e-mail According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), chlorine levels of four parts […]

EarthTalk: What are the main drivers of food scarcity?

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earthtalk

EarthTalk® E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What are the main drivers of food scarcity that lead to so much starvation around the world, and how can they be addressed? — Marjorie Millerton, Provo, UT Food scarcity is a bigger problem than ever as human population numbers continue to swell, putting additional stress on already fragile […]

Make Some Desert

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sand and desert

Dear Friends, During Lent I’ve been reading the devotional Small Surrenders by Emilie Griffin. On one of the days Griffin quotes Carlo Carretto who says: If you cannot go into the desert, you must nonetheless “make some desert” in your life. Every now and then leaving… and looking for solitude to restore, in prolonged silence […]

Young Adult Bible Study

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bible study

New!  Young adults (ages 18-40) are welcome to get together on Thursdays from 7:30pm-9:30pm in the Upper Room (youth room) at church.  This is a weekly gathering to hang out and discuss the matters of faith and philosophy that interest, concern, and confuse us as college students and young adults.  Info:  Tyler Dobbs, tyler@firstumctorrance.org