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A Message From Pastor Laurinda

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“The soul consistently calls us back to our birthright form, back to lives that are grounded, connected and whole.”-Dr. Parker Palmer The Active Life Friends, This past October marked our 9 year anniversary in San Antonio. The opportunity to be a pastor at a church like University...

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Love One Another

Posted by Rev. Laurinda Kwiatkowski on

Friends, I am writing this on Monday, November 2. One day before Election Day 2020. I’ve got to tell you, I have the full gamut of emotions coursing through my brain today. First of all, I have to own that there is fear. Fear for how people will respond to the results of the election and...

Fitting In

Posted by Rev. Laurinda Kwiatkowski on

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! -1 John 3:1  Friends,  I spent the first 10 years of my life in Bryan, TX. I had lots of friends and was close (30-minute drive) to all my extended family. We...

A Place to Belong

Posted by Rev. Laurinda Kwiatkowski on

"For you are all one in Jesus." Galatians 3:28   Friends,  Wednesday night I was at a conference talking about first time guests in the church.  That night I thought about the people at University who go out of their way to make people feel welcomed and...

In Case You Haven't Heard...

Posted by Rev. Laurinda Kwiatkowski on

Dear Friends, Just in case you haven’t heard: our youngest child, our daughter, Anna Elizabeth got engaged this past Wednesday. She is marrying a Naval Officer, and life is about to be seriously different for our little close-knit crew. They came and spent the day with us today and we...

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...

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Work on Purpose

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For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13          This past Friday over coffee and bagels at our favorite meeting spot, Einstein’s, the Audio/Visual Department...

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Different But Perfect

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Friends, "Dwelling” – I just love that word. It gives me a feeling of comfort and safety. “Dwelling” – maybe it means looking around your space with fresh eyes. Looking to be blessed by all that you see and all that you already have. For me, I think we have had a...

SINGING: May Be Hazardous to Your Health!

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Friends, Whoever would have dreamed that singing would become one of the most hazardous things you can do in a group setting. Singing, the gift that brings me and many others such joy. Singing, that now must be done with masks on our faces and/or socially distant.   Many of you know...

Unity Trough Music

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"It was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord, and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the Lord, “For he is good, for his...

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