Kickin' It With Rupert: Summer Kickball Events

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Let's Have A Ball! The whole community has been invited to join our own Rupert Boneham, star of three Survivor seasons, and Union Chapel Youth Ministries Coordinator, for a light-hearted community game of kickball and an afternoon cookout! "Recently, the Union Chapel ball field was resurrected...

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New Bible Study: Hollywood Jesus

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Explore What Happens When Script Meets Scripture!Hollywood Jesus is a study of Christ-figures and Christian principles in popular culture. Pastor and book author Matt Rawle sees Christ all around him—in books, movies, TV shows, rock music—and he wants to share what he...

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Leader Amongst Us: Community Recognizes Saundra Brown

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A steel-strong woman. An amazing teacher. A shining asset in our community. In case you missed the May 19 edition of the Indianapolis Recorder, let us catch you up! Our own Saundra Brown was recently featured in that newspaper for receiving the David Hanna Golden Touch Award by the...

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Suffering Guaranteed

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We’ve been reading Scripture from First Peter, the letter attributed to the Apostle Peter but almost certainly written years after his death. The letter was written at a time of great persecution of those who chose to follow the examples and teachings of Jesus—in other words, not...

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Cry Out

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As I sat here this morning, writing a sermon and praying for inspiration (or, perhaps, for divine intervention), a familiar song came over the Pandora app on my computer.  Appropriately, the song is titled, “Cry Out to Jesus” and the lyrics of the chorus repeat this...

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Our Labor Is Not In Vain

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Dear Friends:   We will not all die, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye....  Paul wrote to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 15) of the resurrection.  Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord...

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Listen For It...

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Dear Friends:   The stories passed down from generation to generation had taught them that the soul leaves the body three days after death occurs.  I don't know why.  But Lazarus had been dead now for four days--long enough that his soul must have departed.  And here came...

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The Temptation to Leave Too Soon

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Dear Friends:   You'll know where to find me at the party.  I'm the guy in the corner, sitting on the stairway, outside on the deck or, maybe, talking with one other kindred soul.  I'm the early-leaver, the one who engages sincerely with others but, on the inside, is dying to...

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New Saturday Night Lenten Series: The Arts Abbey

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The Arts Abbey: Where Spirituality, Arts, and Community Connect Mark your calendar for this 5-Saturday series -- a unique opportunity to discover the spiritual side of the Arts. Free and family-friendly. Childcare and light meals available at each event. In this Saturday Series, there will...

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Radical Hospitality: A How To Guide

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Jesus came not to be served, but to serve.  Welcoming the stranger isn't optional. It's an essential, Christ-like act. To be fair, it’s natural to get caught up in visiting the people we haven’t seen all week in the minutes before and after church services. However...

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