Posts from 2013

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Food Drive

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food drive

First Sunday Food Drive for Sawyer Family Service Center (formerly His House). As we come to share in Holy Communion, we remember those who are hungry by bringing non-perishable food items to share. Especially needed are dry milk (individual packets or small boxes); dry cereal, beans, rice, pasta, macaroni and cheese; small cans of fruit […]

Reflecting on the Resurrection

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Dear Friends, In thinking about the narrative of the resurrection in the gospels, did you know that Matthew, Mark, and Luke only devoted one chapter each to tell about Jesus’ rising and what happens after that? The writer of John is the only one who devotes two chapters. In total, Matthew wrote twenty-eight chapters, Mark […]

Aloha Spirit

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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® 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® 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,