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Sermonette: Oct. 26, 2020

Nearing the end of a two-week quarantine, snow, a contentious election, among many other 2020-ish happenings, I’m trying to focus on what I’m grateful for. Here’s my list: • The relative...

 

Sermonette: Oct. 19, 2020

If you haven’t yet, do yourself a favor and go read the book “Wonder” by RJ Palacio. (The movie isn’t enough; you need to read the book!) It’s a kids’ book, wisely assigned to the sixth gr...

 

Sermonette: Oct. 12, 2020

As the world spins in increasing chaos, COVID rates rise, and a contentious election draws near, it’s hard to find peace and calm. While finding peace has always been elusive to human beings, right...

 

Sermonette: Oct. 5, 2020

First Congregational Church I am moved by what poet and songwriter Sara Graves shares in her song “The Dream” about her grandfather’s recurring image of God:  You are standing in the driveway...

 

Tips for talking to children about suicide

It feels like we hear about suicide more and more all the time, and it’s hard to know how to talk to our kids. Death by suicide has increased every year since 1999 in people age 10 to 74, as this...

 
 By Mindy Meier    News    April 20, 2020

Local organization to offer 'community care' check-ins

There are certainly so many factors that may lead to increased suicide risk amidst this global pandemic: social isolation, economic hardship, lack of spiritual sustenance, worry about the wellness of...

 
 By Mindy Meier    News    March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Health: Tips to care for your mental health during uncertain times

I don’t know about you, but I’m finding myself very edgy these days, and the tears come easier than normal. Then I try to avoid my short temper by zoning out on my phone. It’s normal to feel out...

 

Sermonette: Jan. 27, 2020

This is from the devotional, “God is in the Manger” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor who was imprisoned and executed for participating in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. In an...

 

Sermonette: Jan. 20, 2020

This is from the devotional, “God is in the Manger” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor who was imprisoned and executed for participating in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. God...

 

Sermonette: Jan. 13, 2020

This is from the devotional, “God is in the Manger” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor who was imprisoned and executed for participating in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Theref...

 

Sermonette: Jan. 06, 2020

This is from the devotional, “God is in the Manger” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor who was imprisoned and executed for participating in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler....

 

Sermonette: Oct. 28, 2019

I need to exercise more. No doubt. I know this. Our town (and the internet!) has resources to help me carve out time for exercise. Exercise lengthens lives, and increases quality of life. It helps...

 

Sermonette: Oct. 21, 2019

The John Tesh radio show told me about an experiment done on competitive bicyclists. All the participants started by competing in a hot-weather bike ride. Then they were split in half, one group...

 

Sermonette: Oct. 14, 2019

Moses declares the Ten Commandments two different times in his lifetime: once on Mount Sinai, just after God freed the Israelites from slavery, and again 40 years later, at the end of Moses’ life,...

 

Sermonette: Oct. 7, 2019

Genesis 2:15,18,19: The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper...

 
 By Mindy Meier    Events   

Lights of Hope Event to include film screening of "Suicide: The Ripple Effect"

Sunday, Sept. 29, Eddy County Community Cares will host it’s fifth annual Lights of Hope. The event begins with a film screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” at the Rockford Theatre at 5...

 
 By Mindy Meier    News    September 9, 2019

Events and education planned for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

As September is suicide awareness month, Eddy County Community Cares is planning its fifth annual Lights of Hope. This event serves to remember those...

 
 By Mindy Meier    News    April 8, 2019

Training date set for Suicide Prevention First Aid class

Crisis. We’ve all known it in some way or another. Sometimes we are facing the crisis and other times we are watching others. Regardless, there is one thing we are often told to do- to stay calm....

 

Sermonette: In winter, God prepares us for what is to come

This time of year, snow covers the ground. Everything is white and beautiful, and the whole of nature seems to be in deep peace. If it’s not windy. But I know what my yard looked like a couple...

 

Sermonette for Jan. 21, 2019

ALERT! Quarantine mode: separate toothbrushes, separate blankets, Lysol doorknobs and light switches every morning, noon and before bed. Gatorade...check, BRAT diet...check. Constant laundry....

 

Sermonette for January 14, 2019

I need to exercise more. No doubt. I know this. Our town (and the internet!) has resources to help me carve out time for exercise. Exercise lengthens lives, and increases quality of life. It helps...

 

Sermonette for Jan. 7, 2019

And all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. Luke 2:18 Among the people (and animals) in the Nativity, shepherds may be the most surprising. In first century Palestine,...

 

Sermonette- Dec. 10, 2018

The minor prophet, Habakkuk, spoke the word of God to the people of Israel in the midst of them being captured, massacred and pillaged. The powerful Babylonians, lead by viscous King Nebuchadnezzar...

 

Public invited to Lights of Hope suicide prevention event

Eddy County Community Cares (ECCC), a local nonprofit dedicated to promoting suicide prevention and mental health resources, will host their Fourth...

 
 By Mindy Meier    News    June 4, 2018

Clifton recovering after undergoing major surgery to remove tumor

If you've had any experience with Cassidy Clifton, you've likely been struck by her loving, thoughtful, giving nature. Let me tell you, this 17-year-o...

 

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