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Conference Minister, United Church of Christ, Southern California Nevada Conference

A Senseless Tragedy

We join in with all people of faith to pray for the victims of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado.  The first natural reaction to senseless acts of violence is to determine why the tragedy occurred.  Because violence doesn’t make any … Continue reading

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My New Year’s Resolution

     A few years ago, I ran into a list similar to this one. It spoke to me so deeply, that I quickly adopted it as mine and added my own thoughts.  Never stop starting over.  God is a God … Continue reading

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The 7 Blessed Rules of Social Networking Etiquette for Pastors

Many of us use Social Networking sites to stay in touch with our congregations, our family and our friends.  I recently found this on the website of another one of our Conferences and thought it worthwhile of passing on: 1.  The … Continue reading

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What is the importance of Our Church’s Wider Mission Offering (OCWM)? What are Per Capita Dues?

Rev. Felix C. Villanueva explains the importance of Our Church’s Wider Mission Offering (OCWM) and answers the question, “What Per Capita Dues?” Continue reading

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Religious Freedom for All, or Just a Few?

When it comes to religion we are welcome to disagree with each other; however, that doesn’t translate into “my freedom of religion is better than yours…” Continue reading

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The Sanctity of Marriage

According to my friend, there seems to be a lack of commitment to marriage by evangelical and fundamentalist Christians. It is interesting that the fiercest defenders of the “sanctity of marriage” come from those traditions. I find this to be quite a contradiction. I wonder if part of this dichotomy has to do with sex as “taboo.” Continue reading

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Murrieta, CA Mosque

In faithful response to the United Church of Christ commitment to interfaith relations, our Conference has drafted a statement in support of the building of a Mosque in Murrieta, California. Continue reading

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