Words of Wikstrom – August 2016

This month’s theme question:  What does it mean to be a people of peace?   At 08:15 on August 6th, 1945, above the city of Hiroshima, Japan, the bomb doors on the Enola Gay opened, dropping the first atomic bomb to be used as a weapon.  Three days later, at...

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General Assembly calls us to interfaith action- August 2016

By Lynn Heath/Kate Fraleigh TJMC members attending General Assembly in June came home with new energy for racial justice work in Charlottesville. Consistent with the GA theme of interfaith action, we heard from representatives of the United Church of Christ, the Union for Reform Judaism, and the Disciples of Christ,...

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Thoughts on Stewardship – August 2016

If for some reason you come by our building during the week it is very likely that you’ll run into somebody doing something – mowing the lawn, fixing a light, watering the gardens, weeding the gardens, repairing playground equipment, painting something …  The list could go on.  And I don’t...

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Music Column –August 2016

By Scott DeVeaux   Are you musical?  Most of you would answer, “No, I’m not!”  But I know that for a lot of you that’s not true.  You played clarinet in high school marching band, or sang in the choir.  You like playing guitar with friends, and sing lullabies to...

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From The President – August 2016

by Karen Ransom Okay, I have to admit that coming up with something to write about this month for the bulletin has been a challenge for me. Not that I don’t have tons of ideas and thoughts and wishes for the church, but crafting it for publication can be hard....

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Karola Torok prepares for 9 months in the US- August 2016

By Barbara Kres Beach   Karola Torok is the daughter of Istvan and Melinda Torok of our partner church in Romania. She just finished her first year master studies in business information management.  Her father, Reverend Torok,  modestly tells us, “The results were very good.”   To recoup her strength...

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BozART July 2016 Art Show

BozART Fine Art Collective: The art show, “Blaze of Color” features the paintings from the BozART Fine Art Collective, a group active for 20 years.  “Blaze of color” has been used to describe Van Gogh’s style of painting…we thought it was also appropriate for this show in early summer.  BozART has been...

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Social Action Collection July 2016

By Stephanie Jones     This month we are pleased to devote the Social Action Collection to a home-grown program, Play Partners.   Play Partners fosters early childhood literacy development by providing family daycare providers with supplementary support and educational materials. Skilled volunteers— the Play Partners—visit family daycare providers on...

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