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No Adult Forums through April 12

April 19 – Composting – What is It? Why Do It? How to Do It? Landscaper Linda Churchill provides the answers in this special Earth Day Sunday Forum! Outside.  

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Worship – Sunday, April 5 – Palm Sunday

There is no service at United this Sunday. The service video will be available on our Sermons webpage on Sunday, April 5. “Not by Bread Alone” A few days after the great parade into Jerusalem, Jesus shared a final meal … Continue reading

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United Voice – April 2020

Since this newsletter was published, many things have changed. Click here for the April 2020 United Voice newsletter.

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Lenten Academy – postponed until further notice

Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 health emergency, all classes are postponed until further notice.  Please check back for further updates. Lent is a great time for midweek study opportunities! We’re offering three weekly classes—one on “The Four Vision Quests of Jesus” … Continue reading

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God’s Gentle Partners

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” – Matthew 5:5 (NRSV) I’ve always had trouble with the third Beatitude. The other blessings from Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount are worthy goals: hungering for righteousness, showing mercy, striving … Continue reading

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Listen Up

“Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called.” – Isaiah 48:12 (NRSV) “Listen.” “Hearken.” “Assemble, all of you, and hear!” “Draw near to me and hear.” Chapter 48 of Isaiah echoes with the injunction to the Israelites to listen … Continue reading

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I Had Planned

King David rose to his feet and said, “I had planned to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord … and I made preparations for building.” – 1 Chronicles 28:2 (NRSV) King David … Continue reading

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Refuge

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear. – Psalm 46:1-2a (NRSV) The Bosque del Apache is a National Wildlife Refuge two hours south of the church I serve in Santa … Continue reading

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United’s Carbon Offset Program

The goal of this program is to reduce our carbon footprint. While we can do much to reduce that footprint, most of us cannot reduce it to zero. The only way to negate the impact of the remaining emissions is … Continue reading

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I Remember Your Name in the Night

I remember your name in the night, O Lord, and keep your law. – Psalm 119:55 (NRSV) I remember a lot of things at night. Perhaps you do, too. I usually start with everything I didn’t get done that day. … Continue reading

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