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Pastor Mark

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Wreath Making

Advent begins on Sunday and Christmas preparations are underway. As I write this I hear the sounds of pruning shears, wire cutters and the pleasant voices of wreath makers hard at work. This happens once...

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December 04, 2007
Chili Rookie
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Chili Rookie

The first time I made chili I was a college sophomore. My fraternity was having a barn dance (it was Nebraska) in a real barn, at a farm, with hay and all that involves. Since...

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October 12, 2007
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Too Costly

A lot has changed in the past six years. As the nation marked the sixth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks I reflected on that day in 2001. Not just the clear blue sky,...

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September 21, 2007
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UCC Synod

“On Tuesday, June 25,1957, at Cleveland, Ohio, the Evangelical and Reformed Church, 23 years old, passionate in its impulse to unity, committed to “liberty of conscience inherent in the Gospel,” and the Congregational Christian Churches,...

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July 05, 2007
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In Gratitude

When I first came to this church, and for quite a few years after, whenever I met someone in Huntington and said what church I was with they invariably replied, “Oh, that’s Malcolm’s church.†The...

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June 21, 2007
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Summer Reading

The summer is always reading season for me. I don’t know if it is because I have more time, or make more time, but I always do much more reading when the weather is warm....

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June 14, 2007
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A Time to Grieve

Our prayers this week turn to Virginia Tech. It has been hard to write about it as it seems so overwhelming. It is particularly poignant for me as today is the anniversary of the shooting...

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April 20, 2007
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