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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…

Rev. Wilson’s Parting Words: May they inspire us

Below is Rev. Wilson’s final email to the congregation in August 2013.  May our church continue to help seekers grow closer to God and witness the living God’s healing presence in our world. Several persons have asked me about what I think I will miss most now that I am retiring.…

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…

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…

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…

Stop and think about the direction in which are lives are headed

– a reflection by Rev. John Wilson, from his weekly email blast – The Christian tradition marks the beginning of Lent with ashes placed on one’s forehead in the sign of the cross. Ashes are chosen because they convey two meanings. One is that ashes are the symbol of our…

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…

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…