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And We’re Glad You Were Born by Pastor Tiffany

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In 1988, during the peak of L.A. gang violence, Jesuit priest Father Gregory Boyle responded to the epidemic with a revolutionary act of love. He chose to see the gang members as children of God. Boyle served the small congregation of Delores Mission in Los Angeles county. Circled by rival gangs, Delores Mission began with […]

New Sermon Series Based on the Works of Henri Nouwen

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“When I trust deeply that today God is truly with me and holds me safe in a divine embrace, guiding every one of my steps I can let go of my anxious need to know how tomorrow will look, or what will happen next month or next year. I can be fully where I am […]

Same God Film Comes to Shawnee

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Same God Film, a documentary of empathy, humanity and solidarity, follows the journey of professor, activist and Shawnee native Larycia Hawkins. A black professor at Wheaton—a Christian school—Hawkins showed her support for her Muslim sisters by donning a hijab throughout Advent. Her actions initiated an international conversation about the nature of God and the possibilities […]

Christmas Eve at St. Paul’s

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St. Paul’s invites you to join us at 6:00PM or 11:30PM on this special holy night. Christmas Eve worship includes classic hymns and special music that will stir your soul, the cherished tradition of sharing the light of Christ through the passing of candlelight, and the opportunity for everyone to come to God’s table through […]

Hello Paul by Tate Monroe

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Paul is a man who I see regularly. For a while, when I would see him, I’d call out his name to say “hello.” He would hardly look up as he nodded and gave a small wave. Sometimes, it can be discouraging to acknowledge someone and not get that same enthusiasm reciprocated. I’d see him […]

Are You In the Arena by Tim Boyer

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“…who errs, who comes short again and again. Because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends [themselves] on a worthy cause…” I sat in the Clinton Presidential Library, amazed by the beauty of the space, and […]

Feed My Sheep by Rev. Dr. Tiffany A. Nagel Monroe

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When they finished eating, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” Simon replied, “Yes, Lord, you know I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” Jesus asked a second time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Simon replied, “Yes, Lord, you know I […]

The Battle Within by Tate Monroe

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 One of my favorite stories is that of an old Cherokee who was teaching his grandson about life. This is how I remember it. “Child, you should know that there is a battle waging within every one of us. Even you.” The boy had loved hearing stories about the men out hunting, wars between villages […]

Joy of Being SPRC Chair by Mandy Hillhouse

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Each fall, the SPRC Chair is to complete two reports for Charge Conference. Last year, I was clueless about the information that I would need so I was guided by our pastor.  To be prepared this year, I kept notes of everything that could help me.  There wasn’t much joy in my heart to start […]

Coming Home by Rev. Dr. Tiffany A. Nagel Monroe

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There is nothing like coming home. Whether on vacation or a business trip or a week with youth at camp, coming home is a cherished exhale for many of us. While we may enjoy our time away, we long for our bed, our shower, our routine, our pets, and our people. I once heard someone […]