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This past Sunday at Corinth Reformed Church in Hickory, NC, about 125 people attended a lunch where my wife, Linda, and I shared our story and our heart for Faithful and Welcoming Churches (FWC) of the UCC.   If you would like to have/borrow a DVD of our presentation, let me know at [email protected] or 828.328.6196 […]

FWC Greetings on Maui by bob

August 18th, 2013

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Good morning.  I’m Bob Thompson, Pastor of Corinth Reformed Church, a United Church of Christ congregation in Hickory, NC.  My wife and I are here in Hawaii to visit our son, who lives in Honolulu.  We made the hop to Maui especially to connect with you at Kahului Union Church. I bring you Aloha from […]

The Humble Church by bob

August 13th, 2013

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Humility starts with how we think. Ephesians 4:1-16 August 11, 2013 (This sermon was preached at Kawaiaha’o Church in Honolulu, HI.) A humbling honor Friends, it is humbling to stand here and preach in the Westminster Abbey of Hawaii, humbling to worship with you in the sanctuary where the Ali’i of Hawaii – the royalty […]

I still think I need one more entry to finish up my reflections on the UCC’s General Synod in Long Beach.  I haven’t blogged since I posted a summary of my remarks at the FWC-sponsored dinner.  That was followed by another day of Synod business, then a day of travel home.  July 4th was a […]

ECOTs at the Synod by bob

July 1st, 2013

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FWC Sponsored Dinner at the UCC’s GS29 Monday, July 1, 2013 Why ECOTs Stay in the UCC Welcome to the sponsored meal for FWC (Faithful and Welcoming Churches).  We represent those in the UCC (United Church of Christ) who consider themselves ECOT (evangelical, conservative, orthodox, or traditional). Many years ago, Reader’s Digest published a “Life […]