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The Faith Within Us

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of...

Giving Thanks

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends, There is an odd tendency among humans to not appreciate things until they are gone or they are in danger. We don't appreciate a deep breath until we struggle to take one. We aren't thankful for health until we are sick. We don't know what a blessing it is to come home till we don't...

Where Are You Looking?

Posted by Rev. Laurinda Kwiatkowski on

Hi Friends,   I enjoy the anticipation of “looking forward”: looking forward to seeing our kids when they come to visit; looking forward to being in worship on Sundays; looking forward to working with Lo Alaman, who spoke to the students for the first time last night. Looking...

It Is Finished

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

“It is finished.”Jesus’ last words on the cross. Friends, As the great hymn of Easter reminded us, “the redeeming work of love is done.” Jesus’ victory on the cross over all that breaks, decays, and destroys God’s people and God’s creation is...

Failing Words

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of...

Ripples of Impact

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends,   We have talked a lot about University’s capacity to influence and impact our community and our connection. We are getting early returns on how that is already happening. Many of you will recall that we have restructured our budget to insure that we meet our...

Coffee & Coincidence

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends, We exhaust our capacity for language when we try to describe God. We sing and talk about His power, His glory and His grace. Scripture is shot through with references to the beauty, justice and faithfulness of God. We don’t often talk about what an amazing conservationist we...

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