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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

On the Coming of Fall…
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A few days ago, when the furnace at my house kicked on for the first time this season, and I caught that first whiff of the dusty smell of warm air moving through the vents, I realized that summer had … Read More

Spiritual but not religious?
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A reflection of Rev. Peter K. Perry, pastor, First Olympia UMC A recent Barna group survey resulted in an article about “post-Christian” cities in America. Not surprisingly Seattle-Tacoma (number 9) and Portland (number 45) both broke the top 50. (see … Read More

Celebrating Musicians, Remembering Andy Crow
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This Sunday in worship is Music Appreciation Sunday. Our faithful praise band continues year round, but the choirs will sing and play for the last time in this academic year and we will move into a time of special music … Read More

Pentecost Thoughts
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  File this one under “What will they think of next?” Some event promoters in the UK have developed an inflatable church (www.inflatablechurch.com) that seats 60 for worship services. Designed primarily for use as a wedding chapel, it can be … Read More

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