A “Whoa!” Moment /

Sometimes my own brain freaks me out.  Thoughts pop up about random stuff which makes me wonder where that thought came from.  Sometimes it makes me think hard about topics, other times it makes me think there is something wrong with my brain! Last week I was on vacation and we were visiting my parents,

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Know your Place Christian! /

Sometimes the church forgets its job.  Sometimes we forget the order of things, and we get stuff all mixed up.  I think that this normally happens out of a true desire to do right and to see things made better, but the best of intentions do not make actions right. Very recently the State in

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The Dying Church? /

I have often found myself wondering why the Church in the West is dying.  The easy answer, and the one that probably makes preachers feel better about their role, is that younger people today are less interested in God and more interested in themselves.  They are hedonists who just want to have a good time.

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Pi(e) Day Silent Auction

Today is Pi Day, and at UCC’s Harvest of Talents, we celebrated two days ago by holding a silent auction of pies. We had 25 pies enter this year’s contest with everything from cherry to shepherd’s pie being presented for bidding. It was a fun time and we raised $550 to feed hungry people through

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On the Subject of Why We Fast

A Christian friend once asked me why a Christian should fast.  I confess that I didn’t have a great answer.  All I know is that the Bible talks about it and my grandmother and most Godly college professors all spoke of how important fasting was to them.  For me, that was enough.  Years ago when

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2016 Harvest of Talents Summary

Another harvest year came and went. Unity Christian Church in Marion has now hosted 12 Harvest of Talents events. This year was a very successful year once again. For seven straight years, we have been able to raise over $20,000 per year to feed hungry people through International Disaster Emergency Service. This is a true

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