Begin Again: Advent One

Advent is the time for beginning again. We begin a new Christian Year with the first Sunday of Advent, which this year falls on December 2. We count the days down to the arrival of Christ Jesus, the fullness of God’s peace and love. Regardless of how life has been up to now, today is […]

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For All the Saints

On All Saints and Souls Sunday we celebrated the lives of those who have left us and gone on to eternal life. We remembered with gratitude several members of UniPlace Christian Church.

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Open the Door!

  Easter is the celebration of a grand opening — in biblical Greek, a megale thura. Through Christ’s amazing grace and strong will to lead us away from violence and death, the door is opened to life eternal. He is risen! He is risen, indeed!  

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Love Heals

Have you ever been brokenhearted? If loving with all your heart can lead to the grief of loss or betrayal, is it really worth it? And if love hurts so much — how can love heal?

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Love Perseveres

As we continue our journey through Lent we consider how the power of God’s love perseveres through our times of obstinacy. We too, persist in loving our neighbors and ourselves, even when the world seems shrouded in darkness. May God say of us all one day, #WePersisted

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Love Decides

During Lent this year we are looking for love and all the ways it manifests itself in daily life. This Sunday we consider how love “decides”.  To follow Christ’s teaching that we love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and love our neighbors as we love ourselves, we must make decisions every […]

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Love Releases

Fear makes us grip things tightly. Love often calls us to let something go. To what are you clinging as love beckons you, “let it go?”

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Love Gives

In 1965 Jackie DeShannon belted out, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love … it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.” As followers of Christ we are reminded that God is love and that the greatest commandments are to love God and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.  […]

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The Beloved

At both his baptism and transfiguration, Jesus heard the voice of God calling him God’s “own beloved child.” Do we know ourselves to be the beloved children of God? What impact would such an awareness have on our observance of the season of Lent? As we enter a time of truth-seeking in our spiritual lives, […]

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