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San Diego Churches Affirm Freedom of Religion



San Diego Churches Affirm Freedom of Religion

 

United Church of Christ Lawsuit Says North Carolina Laws Restrict Freedom of Religion,

Church Argues Laws Designed…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on April 30, 2014 at 5:25pm — No Comments

This Odd and Wondrous Calling: A Conversation with Martin Copenhaver

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a minister?  To be “called” and on call 24/7?  To live life under a microscope?  To deal with the challenges of the job?  To celebrate its joys?

Here’s your chance to find out, to ask questions, to ponder the story, adventures, trials and rewards of someone who’s been there, done that and is still proud to wear the t-shirt (and the…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on April 4, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Palm Sunday and the Easter Triduum - The Great Three Days - at UCCLM

The people of the United Church of Christ of La Mesa (UCCLM) invite you to share Holy Week with them – the palm procession and telling of the Passion on Palm Sunday; a Tenebrae service commemorating the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday; witnessing the story, significance and impact of Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday and celebrating His resurrection on Easter…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on March 20, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Forgiveness Journey – Free of Charge! – and Labyrinth Walk: UCCLM’s 2014 Lenten Series

The United Church of Christ of La Mesa (UCCLM) presents a special Lenten program – a four-week study of the transformative power of God’s grace in our journey in, with and for forgiveness and, on the fifth week, an opportunity to walk the labyrinth, a circular, unicursal, winding route to a center anyone willing to take the journey can find.…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on March 2, 2014 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Observing the Circle of Life: From Penitence to Genesis - a New Beginning (Ash Wednesday Service at the United Church of Christ of La Mesa)



The imposition of ashes is an ancient penitence ritual that marks the beginning of Lent, the Christian observance of Jesus’ 40 days in the desert.  Worshipers receive ashes - a sign of the cross…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on March 2, 2014 at 3:04pm — No Comments

La Mesa Church News

Speaking Up For Worker Justice

LA MESA -- Have you ever had to take your break in a linen closet, sharing space with toxic chemicals and carts piled high with linens and cleaning supplies?…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on December 28, 2013 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

La Mesa Church News

Delta Kappa Gamma, Eta Theta Chapter

Presents

A…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on December 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Church News

A Night Of Song To Warm The Heart

LA MESA -- Writer Bess Streeter Aldrich described one Christmas Eve as “…a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.”

So will it be this year at the United Church of Christ of La Mesa…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on December 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Behold the Star! UCCLM's Chancel Choir Presents the Music of Lloyd Larson

Faith has been defined as a journey from darkness to light – the hope of a Messiah to come in the Old Testament, the star-lit arrival of the Christ Child in the New, the renewed hope of Christmas as we celebrate that birth, the promise of life enriched as we walk with God.

At 10:00am, Sunday, December 15, 2013, the Chancel Choir of the United Church of Christ of La Mesa (UCCLM) will present Lloyd Larson’s cantata, “Behold the…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on December 2, 2013 at 9:20am — No Comments

Welcoming the Light of God: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany Services at the United Church of Christ of La Mesa

You’re invited!  Come, join us as we await and prepare for the Child of Bethlehem.  Share the music and scripture of the season at either (or both) of our Sunday worship services – 8:30am and 10:00am.  Share, too, the warmth and welcome of our church family.

December 1 – “In Delight Awaken”…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on November 23, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Putting Our Houses in Order for Christmas: An Advent Study Program

Putting Our Houses in Order for Christmas:

An Advent Study Program

 

Decorating…gifts…parties…greeting cards…friends…family – the hustle and bustle of getting ready for and celebrating Christmas.  It seems to start earlier each year…and grow ever more…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on November 14, 2013 at 2:37pm — No Comments

It’s Pie in the Sky Time: Buy a Pie, Support the Work of Mama’s Kitchen

Thanksgiving is coming and the people of the United Church of Christ of La Mesa (UCCLM) invite you to let Mama do the baking this year!    Two of our members, Barbara and Ken, are again helping Mama’s Kitchen raise money to provide nutritious…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on October 22, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Charley Brown Children’s Center Fall Festival

Bring your little ones to the Charley Brown Children’s Center’s Annual Fall Festival for a ghoulish good time!  Featuring food, games, a bounce House, a silent auction, a cake walk and a pie toss, the festival will run from 6:00 to 8:00pm, Friday, October 25, 2013.    There’s something for everyone and fun…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on October 14, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

World Communion Sunday: Sharing "The Quiet Constant that Unites Believers of Christ"

World Communion Sunday

Sharing “The Quiet Constant that Unites Believers of Christ”*

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on September 20, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Church News

Church Plans A 'Homecoming'

LA MESA -- Homecoming Sunday, a much loved annual event of the United Church of Christ of La Mesa, will be celebrated on September 8, 2013 - at both the 8:30 and 10:00am worship services.  Traditionally a day to welcome and connect with…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on August 1, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Church News

Minister Receives Fellowship For Innovation

    LA MESA --  Kaji Spellman, Senior Minister Elect of the United Church of Christ of La Mesa, has been awarded a $10,000 Beatitudes Fellowship.   Rev. Spellman is one of eight emerging faith leaders from across the United States selected for the…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on June 22, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

USO Canteen, Show and Charity Auction:

 

In the 1940s “homes away from home” for WWII GIs - USO centers and canteens in churches, log cabins, castles, barns, beach clubs, yachts, railroad sleeping cars, storefronts, museums and old mansions - were a familiar and welcoming sight, as were the USO Camp Shows – think Bob Hope! – that took “home” to those at the front. 

Remember the music? …

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on May 13, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Church News

Celebrating Kaji Spellman, New Senior Minister

LA MESA -- The people of the United Church of Christ of La Mesa (UCCLM) announce with great pride the calling of The Rev. Kaji Spellman to serve as their Senior Minister.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on April 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Have you heard?

Have you heard?

 

There is a congregation 

in East San Diego County that is

Extravagantly Welcoming …

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on April 8, 2013 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Friendship Connection in Dinner Concert at UCCLM

It all started thirty years ago when a resident of a home for seniors spoke wistfully about the lack of music there.  His son took the complaint to heart and the Friendship Connection, a group of local singers and musicians was born.  They are still going strong today, performing at convalescent hospitals, senior residences and nursing facilities every Tuesday evening – their songs (singing along encouraged!) tapping into the audience’s memories of years gone…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on April 1, 2013 at 1:20pm — No Comments

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