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  • Tiny Cups of Grace

    Published May 28, 2015


    By: Luke Rembold, YAV-Tucson 10-11

    “Look closely. The beautiful may be small.” -Immanuel Kant

    The other day I joined my pastor and one of my youth at the home of a congregant to share communion and conversation. It was a beautiful morning, the kind of day that instantly puts everyone in a good mood, and the four of us lapsed into easy conversation on college, golf, and birthdays. We were sharing precious, sacred space.

    When it came time for communion, our pastor gave the words of institution and passed the bread. Because of where we were sitting, it wasn’t ...

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    From A Year of Service

  • Updates from Crosslake Presbyterian Church: solar panels and other projects

    Published May 28, 2015

    Submitted by pastor emeritus and chair of the congregation’s Energy Stewardship Task Force, Rev. Rodger Grussing




    Our modest photo- voltaic (p-v) system has been operating for a year and a half. Our “above code” building is now 12 years old. The geothermal system has been operating for nearly twelve years and the forest was purchased 14 years ago. Wind generated electricity units have been purchased for eleven years.

    Recently, financial and volunteer energy concerns led session to postpone an expansion of the p-v because the congregation was in the midst constructing an addition to the building built largely with ...

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    From Eco-Journey

  • Learn more about Western Sahara

    Published May 27, 2015

    by Nathan Jumper

    Basic Facts

    Western Sahara is formally listed by the United Nations as a “Non-Self-Governing Territory.” This means that it possess neither independence nor formal incorporation in another country. Located on the Northwestern coast of African, South of Morocco and North of Mauritania, the Western Sahara is comprised of a population estimated at 550,000, most of whom are Sunni Muslim. From the late 1800s through 1976, Western Sahara was a colony of Spain and, as is often the case of former colonies, Western Saharan boundaries still reflect the interests of its colonizing power. There is currently an ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

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