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 By Nancy Bacon    Community    December 7, 2019 

Let children lead you this season

Dear Friends, This is the season to be led and influenced by little children. My grandson, Benji, is...

 

Aid Africa

Previously, I wrote about part of my summer trip to Jinja, Uganda and the Pearls Children's Home...

 

Greetings!

I'm back! This past summer I was on sabbatical and it was life-changing. I visited Uganda, as I had...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    June 8, 2019

Enhancing other's lives enhances our own

One of the perks of being clergy, is that after a number of years of service, most pastors are...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    May 11, 2019

Upcoming sabbatical

Dear Friends, Greetings! Happy May! Happy Spring! Where does the year go? May is traditionally full...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    March 2, 2019

Celebrating different cultures, traditions

Dear Friends, Mine is a church that likes to celebrate different cultures, and Celtic traditions...

 

Love in action

Greetings! It's February, a month associated with love and valentines. My Jewish friend and...

 

Christmas memory

My fondest Christmas memory came about in the midst of a violently cold snowstorm in rural...

 

Hope grows when shared

What do you hope for during the holidays? Have you been good? Is Santa headed your way? Or do your...

 

Fill your life with things you love

Greetings! Recently, a woman from Tehachapi, Judy Hewitt, shared with me and a few others the story...

 

Finding support through our MeToo experiences

These past few weeks, I have been contacted by numerous people, some males, but mostly females, who...

 

God's measure of greatness

Mark 9:30-37 tells a story of Jesus walking with his friends while they hang back bickering over...

 

Thoughts on 'Incarceration Nations'

Every year the Kern County Libraries recommend one book for all residents to read and discuss...

 

Trauma and recovery

My heart is with teachers and students at this time as they begin a new school year. An organization...

 

The power of hospitality

Aloha! I was recently blessed with being able to visit Hawaii, lava and all. Fortunately, our boat w...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    July 7, 2018

Biblical stories come to life

There's an HIV shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, that brings me close to Jesus. Albergue Las Memorias is a...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    June 23, 2018

Use the Bible responsibly

Like many of you, my heart is broken for the children and parents being separated at our southern...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    May 12, 2018

'When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.' (Isaiah 43:2)

Are you treading water? Barely afloat? I love to tell the story of Noah's ark, not that I believe...

 

Flourishing with spiritual practices

Are you flourishing – enjoying life – happy and healthy? Spiritual practices have been shown to...

 

90 years of worship, come celebrate our anniversary!

Plans are underway to celebrate 90 years of worship at the little church on the corner of E and...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    March 3, 2018

Compassion

When I heard the news of another massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, some of my first...

 

Death and Life

The season of Lent can be rather somber. Within the church, the prayers, liturgy and hymns are...

 

'A garland instead of ashes'

Christmas in Minnesota was always a bright spot, sometimes in the midst of cold, miserable weather....

 

The advent of woke women

Advent is a season of waiting, on high alert. Scripture tells us to "Keep Awake" and be ready. We...

 

Love and pancakes for our Veterans and Active Military

Dear Friends, How should churches recognize Veteran's Day? A free pancake breakfast, on Sunday,...

 

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