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  • The practice suggested for this last Sunday of Lent is called “Meditation”.
  • Offering words of blessing and encouragement is a wonderful way to multiply the love of God and embody Jesus.
  • Mar20Fri

    The Spiritual Discipline of Prayer

    March 20, 2020
    The practice suggested on this fourth Sunday of Lent is simple and comes from the
    book’s chapter entitled PRAY.
  • The practice suggested for this third Sunday of Lent can be identified as “SPIRITUAL FRIENDSHIP” and is part of the theme of SHARING MY LIFE WITH OTHERS.
  • Mar6Fri

    The spiritual discipline of secrecy

    March 6, 2020
    Christians have long used the season of Lent as an opportunity to take additional and intentional time for confession, reflection and spiritually enhancing practices or habits.  Each week we are considering a habit, practice or discipline to incorporate into the coming week. (suggestions based on “Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us” by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun). 
  • Feb28Fri

    Lenten season

    February 28, 2020
    Lent is a unique time in the church calendar, one that leads us forward to Easter Sunday through a focus on Jesus’ journey to the cross. 
  • Feb21Fri


    February 21, 2020
    Another meeting of the Argyle Basic Needs group took place this past Thursday.  The group of faith communities and social organizations began about 7 years ago.
  • Feb7Fri

    Jeremiah, the 'weeping prophet'

    February 7, 2020
    Among the biblical figures we touched on last week was the prophet Jeremiah. He is sometimes referred to as “the weeping prophet” or alternatively as “the prophet of heartbreak and hope.” 
  • Jan31Fri

    Christian Unity

    January 31, 2020
    I was able to attend the lecture entitled “That They May Be One” based on the theme of the High Priestly Prayer of Jesus found in John 17. The speaker was straightforward about obstacles to unity but in the end also hopeful for signs of unity witnessed and signs of unity to be more fully developed in our times.
  • Jan24Fri

    The relevance of Martin Luther King

    January 24, 2020
    Because we are not Americans this past Monday did not show up on our calendars as MLK Day as it did in theirs. That day marks the work of the Christian minister and social activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..