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Pastoral Pearls: Living your gratitude

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As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~ John F. Kennedy November is the month of thankfulness. I like this quote because it calls me to live my gratitude, not just one day but all...

Pastoral Pearls: The kindest people ...

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The kindest people are not born that way, they are made. They are the sounds that have experienced so much at the hands of life, they are the ones who have dug themselves out of the dark, who have fought to turn every loss into a lesson. The kindest people do not just exist – they choose...

Holiday Pie Sale

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The annual Women's Club Holiday Pie sale is November 20-21, 2021 and December 11-12, 2021.  Pre-order your pies online here.

Pastoral Pearls: What we can never lose ...

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What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ~ Helen Keller I love this sentiment. Why does grief hurt so much? Because I loved so deeply. What a gift that is, to have loved so deeply that it feels like a part of...

Pastoral Pearls: Make a difference ...

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The fourth Saturday of October is Make a Difference Day. According to this quote, even I can make a difference to someone. I don’t know, though. It takes guts to reach out, to step forward, to offer a “spirit lift.” How can I do that? Sometimes that attitude can stop me...

GA has its Perks!

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GA has its Perks, and now it's open!  We needed a pleasant place to have a conversation, or to read or to just sip a little coffee and now we have it! Last weekend many people enjoyed our newest space and some fantastic rolls and cakes provided by Baking For a Purpose. There’s even...

Changing Lives with Outreach Grants: Ujamaa Place

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Changing Lives with Outreach Grants Each year, our parish gives small grants to non-profits doing works of justice and mercy locally, across the country and around the world. In this space, you can learn more about the work supported by your generosity.  Ujamaa Place On University Ave...

Pastoral Pearls: Use your gifts ...

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Well this pretty much says it all, doesn’t it?  That bright yellow flower just makes me smile and fills me with optimism and hope! The words are pretty demanding, though. I really have to concentrate on making the words that come out of my mouth be truly kind and life-giving. I do ok...

Pastoral Pearls: Power of a Smile

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I love this sentiment. Knowing that God calls us above all to “Love one another,” I forget that sometimes the smallest thing can offer the warmest love. I know how I feel when people greet me with a smile – warm, noticed, worthy of a kind gesture, acknowledged. Even if I...

Pastoral Pearls: Body Language

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The first Friday in October is National Body Language Day, giving me a little pastoral nudge to pay attention to how others around me are feeling. I am also reminded that feelings are 55% body language. I think that the feelings expressed in body language is something I will challenge myself to...

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