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  • 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

  • Faithfulness > Attendance

    Published September 10, 2014

    Over the weekend I traveled to a meeting of the Presbytery of Northern New England to present on the decisions of last summer’s General Assembly concerning same gender marriage and divestment and to preach.  At lunch, I had an interesting conversation with a woman (I’ll call her “Jane”) who is concerned about the long-term decline in her church’s membership and Sunday attendance.  She obviously loves her church, so it distresses her that her small congregation has 18-20 kids in youth group but only two or three come to worship.  Implicit in her comments is the idea that the best measure of a church is how many people come on Sundays.

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  • Food for All!

    Published September 9, 2014

     

     

    The Food Week of Action – Sunday Oct. 12 through Sunday Oct. 19 – includes World Food Day (October 16) as well as the International Day for Rural Women (October 15) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17).

    Daily actions are provided below, and see the Food Week of Action page for priority action, worship materials and more: http://pcusa.org/foodweek

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    From Food and Faith

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