Weekly E-News, 8-2-2020

August 2, 2020 by  

In-person worship continues this Sunday, Aug. 9th,  at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. More than 200 folks participated in worship this past Sunday, by either attending one of our three services or by tuning in to the Live Stream. A live streaming of the 9 a.m. worship service will again

July-August Spire

July 24, 2020 by  

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Weekly E-News, 7-19-2020

July 19, 2020 by  

Happy Thursday, friends!  Yes. I know. It’s Thursday and not Wednesday. This is the result of me being gone for a couple weeks. I can’t effectively manage my time when I return! Sorry for getting this out a day late! When I was growing up, we moved a lot…like over

Weekly E-News, 7-12-2020

July 12, 2020 by  

Click here to read about all our high school graduates and the plans they are making as they continue their education. FROM THE MEMORIALS COMMITTEE:We are pleased to announce the following class of 2020 High School Students who have been awarded the Barkett Memorial Scholarship: Luke CalderEmily HannaBaleigh GrothTatum MillerKatelyn StoverBen Sutter This year’s Adelyne and

Weekly E-News, 6-28-2020

June 28, 2020 by  

  Happy Wednesday, Church! And, Happy Independence Day (in advance). It’s a great thing to celebrate our freedom and independence, isn’t it? When I was thinking about the 4th of July, I was drawn to the New Colossus, which is the title of the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. Not like the brazen

Regathering Plan and E-news, 6-21-2020

June 22, 2020 by  

Happy Wednesday, friends! I am so excited to tell you that the Elders (working with the staff, Trustees, and Deacons) have set a tentative date for us to regather in person for worship. Please read the letter and plan below, and watch out for it in your mailboxes at home,

Weekly E-News, 6-14-2020

June 14, 2020 by  

Happy Wednesday, friends! This coming Sunday (6/21), I will have preached as many sermons online than I have in person here at The Church in Aurora. I have literally spent 50% of my time, virtually pastoring the church. I have to tell you, in a million years, that?s not how

Weekly E-news, 6-7-2020

June 7, 2020 by  

One of my favorite devotionals is from a study I led a couple of times: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. The devotion lays out two devotions (morning & evening). It provides a scripture passage, a devotional thought, and a prayer. I was going through the devotional recently, because I am leading this

Weekly E-News, 5-31-2020

May 31, 2020 by  

A link to the June SPIRE is here. In it you will find reflections on prayer from Reed Fuller, a monthly report from our Acting Moderator- Laura Holman, committee reports, and other church activity and member news. It begins with a reprint of Pastor Derek’s May 20 Enews article on being

Weekly E-News, 5-24-2020

May 28, 2020 by  

Last week we received so many nice comments about Nancy Brainerd’s watercolor of our church building, we decided to keep using it as our ENEWS header. Thanks again Nancy!! Friends, In this time of uncertainty, as we figure out how we are supposed to live in this new normal, I found