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The September + October 2020 edition of the Heights Herald.

 

Christmas Choir

Christmas Choir

Although you technically shouldn't start listening to Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving, it is time to start practicing for the choir! Things will be a little different this year, but we're thankful that Sally Kolody is organizing the music for our Christmas programs. In addition to some solos, duets, and ensembles, there will be two choir pieces recorded vi...

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Pastor's Pen - Nov. + Dec. 2020

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Dear Church Family, Fall is here and winter is on the way! What a great season of the year this is as we anticipate Thanksgiving and of course Christmas. I love this season for many different reasons but most of all because of the wonder of the coming of the Lord. What a year this has been and yet despite all the challenges we have so much to be thankful for. God is good ...

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Seminary Journal

Seminary Journal

As we head into the month of November, my second to last semester at Westminster Theological Seminary is amping up: believe it or not, I am already working on final papers! I have really enjoyed my classes in theology, Biblical interpretation, and church history this past semester. Due to the pandemic, all my courses are online. The new baby makes studying from home all t...

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Pastor's Pen - Sept. + Oct. 2020

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Dear Church Family, Fall is in the air! I cannot believe how quickly time goes by, can you? I remember vividly as a 5th grader, in an Upper Darby Middle school, walking down the steps at the end of the school day thinking about how quickly the week had gone by. Hilarious. With that said, here we are almost in September! This year has been amazing, hasn't it? The way the ...

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Virtual VBS 2020

Virtual VBS 2020

During the week of August 3rd-7th, we hosted an online Vacation Bible School for kids in grades K-6th. The theme this year was a pirate one, "Discovering God's Treasure". Every day, kids watched videos with Bible lessons, skits, and music that was all aimed at helping them discover the greatest treasure of all, Jesus Christ! At the start of the week, we had over 50 kids s...

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Youth Group Camping Trip

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On August 13-15th. the youth group went on a camping trip to New Life Island! We spent two nights camping in tents on the island, cooking our food over the campfire. On Friday we had the chance to use the camp facilities. First we went on the Team Swing, which took us up into the trees for a thrilling ride. From there we went to the Archery and BB Gun Range. After lunch, ...

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A Bittersweet Allusion

a bittersweet allusion

The first chapter of the book of Ruth introduces us to Naomi, who has her entire life immediately upended. Within the space of just six verses, she is forced to move away from the Promised Land due to famine and suffers the deaths of her husband and both her sons. In a day and age when women were entirely dependent on a husband or male family member to provide for them, Na...

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Youth Group is Back!

Youth Group is back

Beginning on July 1, the youth group began meeting again on Wednesday nights. Things are a little different, but we're glad to be back again! We have to meet outside, which means that there will be a lot of bonfires and water games this summer. Students are asked to bring masks to wear in the event that social distancing isn't possible, but meeting outside provides us with...

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Virtual VBS 2020

Virtual VBS 2020

Due to the COVID-19 shutdown and restrictions, our VBS this year will be online. Each day, the students will participate by watching one video which will be posted online (with music and a message) and completing one Activity Sheet. Depending on the governor's guidelines, we may be able to host one or two family events throughout the week. The theme this year is a pirate o...

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Pastor's Pen - July/August 2020

Pastor's Pen - July Aug. 2020

July is here! Do you like the heat? I really don't. However, I love the anticipation of the Fall.Sometimes the Christian life is exactly like that! We go through challenging times, the heat is on, and as we walk with the Lord through the trials what gets us through is the hope we have on the other side. Ultimately our hope is in the Lord and what He will do. What a challen...

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