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Love and Light

// December 19th, 2014 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

We will have two services Sunday.  Plus a post-evening-service feast.  Plus getting the building ready.  Plus the holidays.  Plus a surprise appearance by my dog jumping through yet another window.  It’s a busy time.  I don’t know if I will get it all done or how it will all turn out.  Advent is a time […]

Rejoice! (Plus: A Note from the Board!)

// December 12th, 2014 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

People might not guess that I suffer from depression because I laugh a lot.  In fact, I know a lot of depressed people who laugh a lot.  Perhaps a bleak outlook makes us really appreciate the moments of joy.  We wring out every drop. This week of Advent is dedicated to joy.  As I’ve mentioned, […]

Peace in the Season

// December 6th, 2014 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

This is the Advent week of peace, but I have to admit that I have not felt at peace.  Advent is supposed to be a month of preparation for the Light coming into the world.  We are to hope and find peace and joy and love one another.  Most of us are consumed with the […]

Judgment Turns to Hope

// November 25th, 2014 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

Advent is a time of waiting and preparation.  It’s easy to jump forward to the birth of the little baby Jesus and the star and the wise ones bearing gifts.  We’ll soon be decorating our homes with twinkly, sparkly things and hear the golden voice of Johnny Mathis floating through the halls.  But during Advent, […]

Sheep and Goats

// November 22nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

Our series on the Rapture culminates this Sunday in what is traditionally known as “Christ the King” Sunday.  This is not language we typically use at Church in the Cliff.  It is hierarchical and patriarchal and we prefer more expansive and inclusive images of God.  However, this highlights some of the things we’ve been talking […]

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