Faith Message

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June 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Giving thanks for freedom! by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church Once upon a time, a man found the barn where Satan kept all his seeds of sin stored. In bag after bag, seeds were stored that were destined to grow in the hearts of people everywhere. There were seeds of envy and greed, seeds of hatred and lust, and seeds of bitterness and idolatry. In row [...]

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June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

God’s grace evident in a stranger by REV. LAURIE TENHAVE-CHAPMAN First Congregational Church, Rockford “Whad’ya think?” I asked my husband after we read an article in the paper. It gave a brief bio on a couple of exchange students who still needed host families to make their dream of studying in America come true. We had both talked about serving as a host family [...]

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May 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

Gifts by REV. DAVID MEYERS Holy Spirit Episcopal Church As spring has unfolded around us, the church has walked the Great Fifty Days of the Easter Season, gave a passing nod to Ascension Day, and now, as of last Sunday, has entered the season of Pentecost. The Day of Pentecost is remembered as the time in which the Holy Spirit came upon the gathered Apostles with great [...]

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May 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

An Effective Healthcare Option by NINA BROWN Member, Third Church of Christ, Scientist Healthcare is a subject described by multiple opinions, but it is a personal choice. Today there are many healthcare options available. I grew up in a family where spiritual healing through prayer was consistently, effectively and lovingly practiced. It had proven to be the most [...]

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May 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

One Truth or Many ‘Versions of Truth’ by PASTOR MARK W. LOVE St. Peter’s Lutheran Church As people who live with so much information and so much informed information provided by commentators and interpreters of anything and everything of our world, we are also a people left to decide whose version, interpretation and commentary of the facts are the truth. Our [...]
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