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Conference Calls for Prayer as Violence Strikes in Washington Navy Yard

<re-posted from http://www.ctucc.org/news/20130916_washingtonprayer.html > by Eric Anderson HARTFORD and WASHINGTON, DC (09/16/2013) — At least one gunman opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard in the nation’s capital today. In an afternoon press conference, Washington Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier said that twelve people had been confirmed dead, with additional people injured. With facts still in […]

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10 reasons for being a person of faith

From Rev. Wilson: Here are 10 reasons for being a person of faith. See what you think. 1.  God gives my life purpose and meaning. 2.  I know where to go when I need answers. 3.  God is my strength and shield. 4.  God grants me wisdom and courage when I need it most. 5.  […]

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Learning how to ask the right questions

– a reflection by Rev. John Wilson, from his weekly email blast – Robert Coles writes, “My Momma told me: remember that you are put here on earth only for a few seconds of God’s time, and He’s testing you. He doesn’t want answers, though. He wants you to know how to ask the right […]

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Lenten Challenge to fast from negativity

– a reflection by Rev. John Wilson, from his weekly email blast – And how are you doing with the Lenten Challenge to fast from negativity? “Let no evil talk come out of your mouth, but only what is useful for building up so that your words may give grace to those who hear.” (Ephesians […]

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Advent is a time of expectant waiting

– a reflection by Rev. John Wilson, from our weekly email blast – The church year begins with Advent, which comprises the four Sundays before Christmas. It’s the time to “let every heart prepare Him room” that Christ may “be born in us” anew. One of the ways we prepare our homes is by decorating […]

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Are you willing …

– a reflection by Rev. John Wilson, from our monthly publication – I’d like to share it with you something from Rev Henry Van Dyke entitled “Keeping Christmas”: “There is a better thing than the observance of Christmas day, and that is, keeping Christmas. “Are you willing… to forget what you have done for other […]

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