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  • The Fruit is the Thing

    Published September 16, 2014

    I spent last weekend at Camp Sunnyside, a family retreat put on by Sunnyside Presbyterian Church in South Bend, IN.  The retreat was held at a beautiful camp in Three Rivers, MI (see photo below, left), and I had the chance to speak three times.  In this post I want to reflect a bit on my Sunday morning sermon on John 15:1-8 (called “The Fruit is the Thing”) and a conversation I had afterwards. 

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    From Comings and Goings

  • Preparations for Weekend of Theology, Advocacy and Worship Ignite Presbytery

    Published September 16, 2014

    by Noelle Damico

    Scarborough – September 27-­‐28th, Hudson River Presbytery will be hosting a weekend of theology, advocacy and worship called “Changing the Conversation: Claiming Our Voice.” Presbyterians throughout the Synod of the Northeast (and even beyond) are warmly welcome to attend.

    The weekend is built around three events, a conference on Saturday at Stony Point Center from 9:00 to 3:30, a fundraising reception for the Office of Public Witness and Presbyterian Ministry at the UN that evening from 4:00 to 6:00, and a worship at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church on Sunday morning at 10:00am that ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

  • Remembering September 11

    Published September 11, 2014

    There are a number of excellent resources on the PC(USA) website to help guide your prayer and reflection today.  There are also helpful Quaker resources at the Friends Committee website.

    We also draw your attention to the 2014 Path of Peace devotion for today.  These devotions are available for subscription or download through October 5:

    September 11, 2014 - Luke 24:13–35
    Submitted by Christie Wiersma
    Reflection: The walk to Emmaus . . . two disciples of the by then crucified Jesus, are walking and discussing together the recent events of their Lord’s death. They encounter a man thought to be ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

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