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  • Ordination and Appreciation

    Published October 20, 2014

    I am so grateful for the chance to return this past weekend to the church where I most recently served before heading to Louisville:  Second Presbyterian Church of Bloomington, IL.  Participating in the ordination of the Rev. Susan Tindall (below left), a daughter of the church whom I got to know at seminary, gave me great joy.  She is an outstanding pastor and it is exciting that she will now have the “Rev.” in front of her name to help others see that God has called her to serve in this extraordinary way.

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  • Looking Forward to Christmas

    Published October 20, 2014

    OK, it's true. I don't usually like to think about getting ready for Christmas until my Thanksgiving dinner has fully digested.

    I like to jump in head first at the beginning of Advent and not slow down til Christmas day. I'm sure many of you who have worked in congregations know how true those words are!

    But the truth of the matter is, sometimes you need a little lead time. I purchased my first two Christmas gifts last week, and I'm getting ready to start the all-important Christmas Card List. This year, choosing a design won ...

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    From Daily Offerings

  • Welcome to Rev. Alonzo Johnson

    Published October 20, 2014

    The Rev. Alonzo Johnson has accepted a call  as a term Mission Associate with the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.  Alonzo has concluded his service as the pastor/head of staff of Oak Lane Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (LPTS) and is currently a candidate for his Doctor of Ministry degree at LPTS. He is passionate about peacemaking and social justice issues and has rich experience in urban ministry with a focus on mentoring youth in the arts.
     
    Alonzo will nurture and support existing and new peacemaking networks, and coordinate  program communications in ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

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