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Adult Forums in March – “On Being Christian?”

What does it mean to be a Christian in our time? How does our faith inform our decisions and our lives? This Lent, United members and friends offer their reflections in our Sunday Forum series “On Being ‘Christian’: What Do … Continue reading

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Worship – Sunday, March 1, 8:30 & 11:00 AM – “If You Are…”

Two stories of temptation–both based in the sowing of doubt. Genesis 2 tells of the Snake in the Garden asking the first woman, “What did God really say to you about that tree?” n the 3rd chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, the … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday – February 26, 12:00 Noon and 7:00 PM

Repent and Restore Ash Wednesday – Feb. 26 12:00 Noon and 7:00 pm (Childcare offered; Youth share in worship.) The Prophet Isaiah and the composer of Psalm 51 both proclaim “Repent!” They knew repentance is not an individual act. True … Continue reading

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Adult Forum – Sunday, February 23, 9:45 AM – “Climate Change: Indigenous Women and Mother Earth”

What are the connections between our treatment of the Earth and of indigenous women in this country? How can we change our relationship and understanding of both? Mary Hasbah Roessel, a United member who is also Navajo and a psychiatrist, … Continue reading

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Worship – Sunday, February 23, 8:30 & 11:00 AM – “One Song at a Time!” (Mardi Gras Sunday)

How do you make it up a mountain? One step at a time. How do you make it through a dark valley? One step at a time. Peter, James and John learned that when they hiked with Jesus up the … 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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Charles Bruffy Choral Workshop – Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7:00 PM

GRAMMY WINNING CHORAL CONDUCTOR AT UNITED WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19 Come sing with multiple GRAMMY® award winning Choral Conductor Charles Bruffy! United is sponsoring an evening workshop with Dr. Bruffy on Wednesday, Feb. 19 (7:00 – 9:00). The workshop is FREE! Click … 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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