Taking Wisdom From the Vines

Reflections Before Take Off by Addie Pascal When I was about 8 months pregnant with Nina, I seriously considered having a t-shirt made (a very LARGE t-shirt) that read: “Yes, I’m pregnant. I am due August 25. No, it’s not twins. Yes, it’s a girl. Yes, I checked the Chinese

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Sabbatical Prayer Vigil

Join Us in the Power of Prayer by Annie Mueller, PCJH Deacon Why hold a prayer vigil?  The Pascal family is embarking on a three month Sabbatical, with travel to four countries around the world.  Their plans have specific intent – to refresh, discover, and grow, spiritually and in their

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In Search of True Friendship

Youth Inspire Reflection by Liz Collins, Youth & Young Adult Coordinator A group of middle school students got together for a lock-in & ski day last month. We hit the slopes – ten skiers and one expert 6th grade gal on her snowboard – on one of the first bluebird

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Spiritual Disciplines

The Path to Spiritual Growth by Rev. Ben Pascal “I pray that out of God’s glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.” ~Ephesians 3:16-17a Many of us exercise regularly and are disciplined

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The Source

A Reflection on God’s Love by Ally Kiefer, Communications Coordinator “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” ~ 1 John 4:7-8. There

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Deacon Doings

An Update On Our Ministry by Susan Conner, PCJH Deacon The PCJH deacons held their first meeting of the year in January and welcomed new deacons Lori Dodd, Ed Scott, Jim Byrne, Joy Steiner, Brad Herman and Ryan Allen. They each bring enthusiasm, experience, and a heart for service to

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A Journey to the Holy Land

Israel and Palestine by Caryn Haman, Personnel Elder For me, there are two aspects of travel that I love the most – the preparation and anticipation and the growth in my soul when I return and reflect. A year ago, twenty-nine members from PCJH and one from Shepherd of the

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Meditations for Advent

Week 1 ~ Hope by Addie Pascal   I never knew much about Advent growing up, beyond those little countdown calendars with the bad chocolate and jolly cartoon Santas and elves. Of course, I never had one, because my parents would have considered it a sin to eat bad chocolate.

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