December 4, 2018
Christmas 2018

Nostalgia - A sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. Well, it’s that time. The time when the calendar year as the word knows it winds down and the Christian calendar year begins with Advent. Advent comes from the Latin word adventus which means […]

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February 2, 2018
Pastor's Corner - February

A Picture Worth a 1000 Words The picture to the left speaks volumes. That’s Michael in the picture. He’s the grandson of some friends of ours from a previous appointment. Michael is helping his granddad prepare the palm fronds from last year’s Palm Sunday. In our tradition, we save those palm fronds, and when Ash […]

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August 21, 2017
Pastor's Corner - Charlottesville and the Like

I’ve lost sleep the last week trying to organize and come to grips with my thoughts regarding recent protests. I imagine many of you have too. Problem is, I spent part of last week putting those thoughts on paper. By the time I finished, I had page after page of something between a rant and […]

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August 2, 2017
Pastor's Corner - Little is Much …. When God is In It

The move is done! Sort of… The boxes are for the most part unpacked. This means things are getting back to normal. Normal for me means an opportunity to read. So, a few days ago I ran across an article by Thom Rainer. Rainer writes a lot about the state of the church, so I […]

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July 29, 2013
A New Web Site

Welcome to the new firstchurchvaldese.org web site. This new site utilizes WordPress software to facilitate easy member viewing, participation, and publishing. Enjoy!

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