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“Worlds Burst Open: An American Mother and Her Sudanese Children” Presentation by Author Catherine Frerichs, October 20, 7 p.m.

Worlds Burst Open:  An American Mother and Her Sudanese Children Author, Catherine Frerichs discusses her personal experience of fostering a sibling group of three from Sudan who became her foster children. This presentation will include the children’s nine years in a refugee camp in northwest Kenya, the diffi cult early years as they and Frerichs made… Read more

Pastor’s Pondering – September 14, 2016

MEMORIES, MEMORIALS, AND MOVING ON If you haven’t been bombarded by memories in the past week,      you must live under a rock.          Every newscast and every human interest story for the past week                (except for moment-by-moment coverage of the presidential candidates)                    has unearthed another tragic story of 9/11/01. News people and… Read more

Pastor’s Pondering – August 31, 2016

A “University Church” Now that we’re back to school in a university community, it’s time again to consider what it means to be a “university church”. In a Christian Century article called “Soul Experiments”, Stephanie Paulsell offers some encouraging, challenging, hopeful thoughts on what that means for our life together and our mission to the community… Read more

Pastor’s Pondering – August 24, 2016

We Went Home Thomas Wolfe wrote “You Can’t Go Home Again,”      But, indeed, we just did.          I was invited to preach at Homecoming 2016 at First Presbyterian Church in Sylacauga, Al                this past Sunday and I accepted their gracious invitation.                    We had served that congregation from October 1982 to June 1990…. Read more