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Ready by Bob Thompson

July 26th, 2015

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Before a crossroads will often come a season in the wilderness; use it to get ready. Acts 26:19-32 A different Paul When we left Paul last week, he was standing in front of the Sanhedrin and tensions were high. The high-strung chief priest Ananias ordered Paul to be smacked in the face. Paul shot right […]

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS for short) has settled the issue for all of the United States of America, whether or not anyone likes it. If we believe the polls, the 5-4 SCOTUS ruling, Obergefell v. Hodges, represents roughly the same percentage of Americans who now agree the legal definition of marriage […]

En-courage-ment by Bob Thompson

July 19th, 2015

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Every part of the Bible is given for our instruction. Acts 23:1-11 In need of encouragement Pause for a moment and think about a time in your life when you most needed encouragement. Maybe it’s now. Pastors sometimes need encouragement. Years ago I heard a story about a poor pastor serving a small rural congregation. […]

I want to begin by thanking John and Dodie Truesdale for the privilege of being their pastor. In the short time I have come to know them, I have come to love them. At Corinth each fall we give folks a chance to sign up for a small dinner group that rotates among the homes […]

General Synod 30 – FWC Report by Bob Thompson

July 13th, 2015

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The quote that says more to me about the UCC’s 2015 General Synod in Cleveland, Ohio than any other is probably the one below. These are the words of retiring UCC General Minister and President included in a video tribute to him – Never before in our nation’s history have the core values and beliefs […]