A Part of History

Salzburg Festival 2019 by Kenny Hadden, Worship & Music Director Click here to hear the bells of Salzburg. “If you remember one thing from your time in Salzburg, I hope it is the sound of the bells.” That’s what Salzburger Dom Music Director János Czifra told us in his tentative

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Make Joy

Encountering Heaven in Rwanda by Addie Pascal “Father Ubald held his chin and furrowed his brow. Several moments passed as he considered our request. Traveling with kids is not a common practice for him, and we knew we were throwing him a curveball here. “Yes!” Came his response, emphatically. “We

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What is your Mission?

Lessons from Mongolia by Amanda Lack, Little Lambs Preschool Director I recently had the opportunity to travel to the country of Mongolia and love on people. The team I was with partnered alongside a local church there in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. We went out each day with a

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God is Near

A year ago, PCJH’s Music & Worship Director Kenny Hadden was moved to write and compose a song based on Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:25-34. Inspired by this past Sunday’s sermon, The Freedom of Simplicity, in which Pastor Ben preached on these same beautiful verses, he’s releasing the song today. Allow

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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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In Search of that Silent Night

Seeking His Peace in the Busiest Season by Cindy Dahlin, Church Administrator In 2008, Amy Grant recorded “I Need A Silent Night” (listen here). I think Amy Grant must have been watching me navigate through Decembers. When I first listened to the lyrics I was embarrassed that I had fallen

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Caroling & Community

The Light of Christ in Darkness by Kenny Hadden, Worship Director And so the shortest day came, and the year died And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world Came people singing, dancing, to drive the dark away. They lighted candles in the winter trees; They hung their homes

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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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