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One Candle
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One candle for the kid who always talked too much and the plays he’ll never write. One candle for the kid who always was kind and listened to his friends, and for the thousands of hours of counseling he’ll never … Read More

Watery Places
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A reflection by Peter  Perry. Recently I was lamenting the long wet spell of rainy weather we’ve had here in Western Washington and wishing for some sunny days to balance things out a bit. Yes, I know that complaining about … Read More

Joy to the World!
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A reflection from Rev. Ruth Marston-Bihl As this season of Advent and anticipation comes to its end, one of the last events I look forward to is the close of our Christmas Eve service. As I watch the light from … Read More

FUMCOLY and #MeToo
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A reflection from Rev. Ruth N. Marston-Bihl “Can I have a hug?” one of our little ones asks me after she rushes up to me. I offer an arm and we lean into one another. “Thanks!” she exclaims and dashes … Read More

Teddy Bears and Grace
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A guest blog post from Sue Sugarbaker, our Courier Newsletter Editor. Grace. I must have been about 4. We were going somewhere in the car and I was sitting in the front seat with my dad. Mom was in the … Read More

Thanksgiving Day Eve Reflection
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A Reflection by Pastor Peter K. Perry Today, I ate an uninspiring breakfast of cold cereal. Today, I spent 15 minutes on hold trying to get a doctor’s appointment. Today, my pedometer battery died, and I lost two days’ worth … Read More

I Don’t Want to Get Used to Scary Things
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A blog post by the Rev. Peter K. Perry My neighbor has put up a scarecrow for the fall season. It’s in her yard, across the street from our house. Each morning, in the foggy western Washington grey daylight, when … Read More

It’s October… Here come the cards!
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Every October, Ruth and I get a number of greeting cards from folks in the church expressing appreciation for our work as your pastors. You see, someone a few years back designated October as Pastor Appreciation Month. My guess is … Read More

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