Fear Not!

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Dear Friends:   Fear not!  Words shared by angels on dark nights, in encounters where God's plans are shared, when a heart is being invited to open to a new way of life.  Fear not.  Why not?  Aren't there times when fear is warranted, natural, even necessary?...

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Christmas and Hope

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Dear Friends:   I mentioned during worship Sunday that my wife Donna and I had gone to the Christmas concert by Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith the night before.  In addition to those two well-known stars of contemporary Christian music, a fellow named Jordan Smith, who had been a...

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Tags: amy grant, christmas, hope, jesus

Thanksgiving and Peace

Posted by Andy Charnstrom on

This is one of my most favorite days of the year.  I suppose it goes back to my childhood, to my love of food and, perhaps, to a time when the family of my origin called a temporary truce and began to act more like the Waltons and less like the Bunkers.  The night, particularly, held a...

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Introducing Mike Oles

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I am so excited to be part of Union Chapel’s UMC’s staff and part of this church’s future. I strongly believe our church has a lot to be proud of and that we have a crucial role to play in the life of our neighborhood, our city, and our world. I have spent nearly my whole life...

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