Tell Me More about "Hearts & Hands"

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The Hearts and Hands Ministry is a dedicated group of individuals who typically meet every other Monday here at Union Chapel with the expressed purpose of providing physical and spiritual comfort to individuals through the gift of a handmade fleece tie quilt.     Making the quilts is...

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Fair Trade Holiday Bazaar Calls for Vendors

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Nov 2 Fair Trade Fair: Call Out for Vendors!   What a joy it was last year to partner with Global Gifts Fair Trade Nonprofit and local producers, artisans, and other do-gooders to provide a venue for good missions and good goods! The response was overwhelmingly positive so, of...

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Recent Union Chapel Missions Projects

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When a Little Can Mean So Much! UgandaLast month, Union Chapel was given an opportunity to make an immediate impact for Christian brothers and sisters struggling to build a church in Uganda. Our friends at Grace Tabernacle Ministries (you might remember the Congolese choir from that church who...

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Citizenship = Others First

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Watching, for even a moment, the coverage the other day (June 6, 2019) of the commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day, can one fail to be in awe of the courage, conviction and commitment—in other words, the citizenship—of those who crossed the English Channel fully...

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Why go "Intergenerational" with Vacation Bible School?

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Last summer we launched our first Intergenerational Vacation Bible School (IVBS) and it was a huge success! You may ask, what are the advantages of an IVBS? Here's the scoop: 1. Children with challenges that might make being left on their own at a VBS program a frightening prospect can attend...

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The Sarcasm Font

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I’ve noticed, lately, an uptick in the injection of sarcastic remarks into dialogue on serious matters in our country.  Actually, more than an uptick—more like a flood.  How unfortunate!   What is sarcasm?  My online dictionary (via a Google search) defines...

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Fresh Starts, New Beginnings

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The mid-term elections are over; only a few votes remain to be counted, only a small number of races yet an issue.  If you’re like me at all, you have already let out a sigh of relief.  No more campaign ads, no more accusations, no more fear of talking with friends and neighbors...

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Sunday Night: Intergenerational Vacation Bible School Day Two

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Sunday brings Night Two of our very popular Intergenerational Vacation Bible School and you don't want to miss it! We're looking forward to another fun-filled night of learning and laughing. Just a hint: the snacks we're planning are going to be grrrrrreat and Noah will make another appearance!...

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Your Legacy at Union Chapel

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Betty and Josie Clawson... Bob and Lela Bauerband... Thelma Farmer... Ruby and Rosemary Whitehall... George Ellsworth... Alice Witt... Jim, Ann, and Wally Knight... these are just some of the names I remember fondly from my tiny, hometown church. These are some of the people who made a lasting...

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The Hard News

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Just home from a hospital visit with a beloved parishioner.  Early this morning, I felt a nudge, a push—get up and go to the hospital soon.  Off I went. I sat in the quiet room for a half hour.  Quiet prayers.  Thinking about this good man’s life; imagining him...

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