Christine V. Hides

Christmas Pageant with Live Animals

Some of those pictured here will have lead roles in this year’s Christmas Pageant! The entire congregation is invited to celebrate the return of the 78th Christmas Pageant, Sunday, December 3, 4 p.m. and by livestream. Hear the story of Jesus' birth retold in the sanctuary with traditional Christmas songs, angels and shepherds, and live animals. After, enjoy refreshments in the Culbertson Room and  a petting zoo on the front lawn.

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Prayers of the People November 12, 2023

This prayer was inspired by Ecclesiastes 3 (NRSV) The quoted phrase can be footnoted:  Whyte, David. "Memory," in Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment, and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words. Langley, WA: Many Rivers Press, 2015. Eternal God,...

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Prayers of the People October 22, 2023

The Reverend Christine V. Hides *You may use these prayers for non-commercial purposes in any medium, provided you include a brief credit line with the author’s name (if applicable) and a link to the original post. *The quoted phrases come from Carrie Newcomer's...

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The Reverend Christine V. Hides in robes standing in the Memorial Garden.

Resources for talking about war and conflict with children

On Sunday our 4th graders are scheduled to learn about the geography of the area where Jesus walked. If children bring up the conflict at church we will attempt to emphasize God’s desire for peace and well being for all people, not sides. I offer the following resources that I trust to support your conversations at home:

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Prayers of the People October 8, 2023

The Reverend Christine V. Hides Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth, loving parent of all people, We give you thanks for the gifts of autumn, pumpkin spice and sweater weather, yes, but also the gifts of the earth that sustain us, the bounty of food nurtured...

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