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A Few Options

Posted by Debbie Vignes on

Friends, As Christians, we recognize everything we have comes from God, and we are simply sharing these gifts for Kingdom work. Through our tithes and offerings, we demonstrate in a tangible way our love for God and our neighbors. Annual giving makes possible many ministry areas at University...

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Keep on Walking

Posted by Holly Wilson on

Friends, Walking is my spiritual discipline. It helps me turn my brain off. It clears my mind so that I can hear God speak to me. And God does - through nature, through my music, through my breath. When I turn the corner into the park about a mile from my house and I hear the crunch of the...

Stories From The Wilderness

Posted by Holly Wilson on

Friends,  What stories will we tell the generations to come about the wilderness of COVID-19? No doubt many of our stories will be heartbreaking. But, there will also be stories about families having dance parties in the kitchen, building tent forts in the living room and dancing at...

Hard But Needed Conversations

Posted by Holly Wilson on

Church,  What role does your faith play in aging? Does your faith in Christ impact how you approach death and dying?  I’ve been thinking a good bit about that lately. Maybe that is because Blaine and I are walking alongside our own aging parents right now. Maybe that is because...

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From Palms to the Passion

Posted by Rev. Holly Wilson on

So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord— the King of Israel!”                         John...

Creating a Caring Culture

Posted by Rev. Holly Wilson on

Friends, At the recent Pastor’s Lunch, I had several conversations with folks who were considering joining the church. And, though each of them said it in different ways, they all said something like, “This church is so big, but it feels so warm." I think part of the reason that is...

With You Always

Posted by Rev. Holly Wilson on

Remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20 Friends, Gosh, it can be hard for us to remember that promise of Christ, can’t it?!  In times of stress and sickness, in times of grief and heartache, in times of change and challenge, we can so...

Take Your Authority

Posted by Rev. Holly Wilson on

Dear Friends, “Take Your Authority” That’s what the little sign over the door in my office says. I’ve been told Rev. Paul Parks put that sign there. Every time I look at that sign, I find courage to do what God has called me to do... and I think of Paul and I thank...

Happy New Year!

Posted by Rev. Holly Wilson on

Happy New Year University! The beginning of a new year brings with it the opportunity to turn the page on what has been and embrace what can be. We make resolutions to eat better, to exercise more, to spend less time with our faces in our screens and to spend more time being present to those we...

God is up to something on Wednesday Nights

Posted by Rev. Holly Wilson on

Dear Friends, As I walked over the sky bridge on Wednesday, I ran into a handful of folks who were also on their way to dinner. They didn’t know each other but immediately started swapping stories about how they came to call University home. By the time we got to the north side, strangers...

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