Faith Message

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A Message for You

December 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Look for the true gifts of Christmas by REV. LAURIE TENHAVE-CHAPMAN First Congregational Church, UCC Rockford On a blistering hot day this past summer, I was waiting at a red light in my air-conditioned car when a lean young man jogged past the traffic. With a natural orange “fro” bobbing as he ran, he was clad only in a pair of running shorts. His thin muscular frame [...]

A Message for You

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

The power of gratitude by MARCIA HUFSTADER member of Third Church of Christ, Scientist Grand Rapids Every day the news is filled with signs of anger, resentment, uncertainty and dishonesty. What is there to be grateful for, and does gratitude do any good? Sometimes it takes searching our heart, searching our inner thoughts, to feel a deep sense of gratitude, a feeling of [...]

A Message for You — November 18, 2009

November 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Did You Know, 1.0 by PASTOR RON AULBACH BridgeWay Community Church Have you noticed that we live in a world where the rate of change is just staggering? You compare this era to your childhood and you find yourself saying, “When I was your age…” and then you give a full description of what life was like for you just a few decades ago. It always involves you walking [...]

A Message for You — November 11, 2009

November 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

Are you down in the pit? by PASTOR DAVE FERNLUND Algoma Baptist Church Do you feel like you are down in a pit today? Many of us remember hearing the Bible story of Daniel and the lion’s den when we were children. It may have been one of the first stories we learned in Sunday school. Daniel and other Jews had been conquered by the Babylonians and taken captive back [...]

A Message for You — November 5, 2009

November 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

Help those in need by REV. HELEN H. COLLIN North Kent Presbyterian Church We’ve just had Halloween, which means that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Christmas decorations and sale items have been in some stores for several weeks already. It is a wonderful, festive time of year, but not for everyone. For some, the holidays create stress on an already [...]
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