Jun 24, 2018 The Moral Arch of the United States

June 24, 2018

Below are statistics regarding "What Happens When Individuals Are Released On Bond in Immigration Court Proceedings?"   http://trac.syr.edu/immigration/reports/438/ 

Also, there is a news report on MS 13 on NPR today: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/16/politics/rep-will-hurd-visit-tornillo-facility/index.html

There are further statistics about alternative models of monitoring indivduals in these cases who are released on bond, so that they return for court dates, which are even more postive concerning alternative methods to imprisoning individuals who cross into our nation illegally.

Finally, it must be noted, that while it is lawful to seek asylum in the United States and many immigrants do, the process for indivduals to do this is incredibly difficult, slow, and limited, and also may result in incarseration and seperation of families.  https://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/immigrants-rights-and-detention/fact-checking-family-separation 

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Jun 9, 2018 It’s All About the Relationships!

June 9, 2018

This week's sermon is all about the relationships ;)   Please listen to this story on NPR's moth story hour if you have time. It is very funny, but also impactful and thoughtful: https://themoth.org/stories/crashing-the-democratic-party 

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May 27, 2018 The Good Shepherd

May 27, 2018

Today's sermon is on the topic of searching, risking and caring for others and specifically the issue of child marriage.

http://www.unchainedatlast.org/child-marriage-shocking-statistics/

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May 13, 2018 The Main Thing is the Main Thing

May 13, 2018

Jesus is asked which rules are most important to follow, and his response is that there are two....  Love your God with all of your heart, mind and strength, and love others as yourself.  The challenge for the Church, and for all Christians, is to keep the main thing the main thing...

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May 6, 2018 As Good As It Gets

May 6, 2018

Today's sermon is a reflection on the story of the Good Samartain and the modern re-telling of this story from the 1990s movie, As Good As It Gets. 

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Apr 22, 2018 All The People of the Church: Ministers

April 22, 2018

Today's service is a celebration of earth day and a reflection on Jesus calling disciples (men and women).  I ask what does it mean for All the People of the Church to be Ministers?

 

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Apr 1, 2018 Easter: Seven Demons

April 1, 2018

Today's sermon reflects on the ressurection of Jesus, the ressurection that has a claim in all our lives and that we as people of faith are called to participate in.

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