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Music Sunday – Rev. Anthony David Makar and Don Milton, Music Director

Hallelujah Good music liberates. You feel small, but the music makes you feel big. You feel all crumpled up, but the music uncrushes you, it smoothes out all the wrinkles, it makes you feel fresh and presentable again…. In this reflection I offer a brief personal story about how music does this for me. […]

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It’s Stewardship Sunday – Let’s Talk About Someone Else’s Money Besides Yours by Bill Clontz

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From Selma to Ferguson

  50 years ago yesterday, a march on behalf of voting rights made national news. ABC interrupted its Sunday night movie, “Judgment at Nuremberg,” to air 15 minutes of uninterrupted footage of a sort of brutality truly worthy of Nazi Germany. But happening on American soil. Selma, Alabama. Nonviolent protesters were attempting to cross […]

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Lift Every Voice

Stony the road we trod Bitter the chastening rod We have come over a way that with tears has been watered…. It’s February 15, 1965, and the Rev. Dr. C. T. Vivian and 40 marchers arrive at the Selma courthouse. Sheriff Jim Clark is there, a bulldog, wearing his George Patton-inspired World War II helmet, […]

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Liberation from Body Shame

In her poem “homage to my hips,” Lucille Clifton says: these hips are big hips they need space to move around in. they don’t fit into little petty places. these hips are free hips. they don’t like to be held back. these hips have never been enslaved, they go where they want to go […]

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