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Always Give Us This Bread!

Seven years ago I stood on the church platform and looked out to the back television for the first time as a vocalist on the worship team. I immediately leaned over to one of the other vocalist beside me and complained quietly. “Why don't they make the words bigger back there? I can hardly make them out. And its... Read More

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Joy to the World!

Everywhere we turn we hear people wishing a Merry Christmas or Happy New Year.  It may be easy to become caught up in a trivial debate about red Starbucks cups, saying “Happy Holidays,” or using Xmas abbreviations - but truth be told, Jesus did not come to wish us a Merry Christmas, He came to bring Joy to the... Read More

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Sharing Faith - In and Out of Relationship

The following is an excerpt from a message, part of a sermon series addressing issues of the Christian faith.  This message was addressing the Alpha Film Series question "How & Why should I share my faith?" For some folks the word “evangelism” makes their hearts flutter. They are excited and delighted by the... Read More

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Who is Jesus?

  As a faith family we are currently engaged in dialogue around some basic questions of faith.  This week, the question "Who is Jesus?" was asked of Pastor Kyla.  Here are some excerpts from her answer.  For the full answer, please listen to her complete message here. Who is Jesus? Jesus is the One who lives up to... Read More

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Jedi Training and Otherness

I am often teased when I use the word “otherness.” Some say I am making it up. I assure you, I am not. Otherness is a word. Let me explain. We had heard of Jedi Training at Disneyland. Jedi Training is where kids are randomly chosen from a huge crowd of on-lookers, and those few that are selected are given the... Read More

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The New Gold

One thing I have noticed about human nature is that we have a tendency to keep records of wrongs. I learned this when I was a very young girl. I had a new small Daffy Duck figurine that was given to me by a friend. I was about six years old. I was looking at it carefully beside my brother Scott, who was about... Read More

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Love is Beautiful

The following is an excerpt from the message "Love is Beautiful" presented by Pastor Kyla on Sunday, June 11, 2017. You can listen to the full message here. It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were... Read More

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Volunteer Profile: Rachael Robertson

Recently we have been celebrating the vibrant volunteer culture in our faith family.  We asked a few of our volunteers to share some of their experiences, in hopes that we might better understand the heart of those who serve. Meet Rachael Robertson Q:What ways do you volunteer in our faith family? A: I run the... Read More

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Volunteer Profile: Ethan Vaughan

Recently we have been celebrating the vibrant volunteer culture in our faith family.  We asked a few of our volunteers to share some of their experiences, in hopes that we might better understand the heart of those who serve. Meet Ethan Vaughan Q: What ways do you volunteer in our faith family? A: Youth, Worship,... Read More

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Volunteer Profile: Greg Stone

Recently we have been celebrating the vibrant volunteer culture in our faith family. Some volunteers we see in up front positions. Some people serve very much behind the scenes. Some serve on a regular weekly basis, while others serve in big spurts for a season. However one serves, all are called to fulfill their... Read More