This blog is my effort to keep this church informed about what is happening. A new council is being formed. I am the moderator. We have to quickly come up to speed in our Interim Search. I am happy to entertain your questions via my email.

Sunday, November 27 – “Stay Awake”

View this recorded version of Sunday Worship from November 27, 2022. Bible Verses Romans 13:11-14 and Matthew 24:36-44 Reflection: Stay Awake Excerpts from the reflection by Rev. Dr. Fred Grewe: “The word advent means the arrival or the coming of a notable person, thing or event. And advent is a season that is focused on »

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11/23/22: Ukrainian Immigrants

Uniting for Ukraine RV  is an organization created by Scott Banderoff that has brought 8 immigrant Ukrainian families to Ashland. You may have read about Shirley Patton taking in one of these families. Another family has been here 4 months as guests in a home. They are in great need of having their own space »

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Sunday, November 20 – “The Servant Sovereign”

View this recorded version of Sunday Worship from November 20, 2022. Bible Verses Colossians 1:11-20 and Luke 23:33-43 Reflection: The Servant Sovereign Excerpts from the reflection by Rev. Dr. Fred Grewe: “[In] Paul’s letter to the Colossians, Paul the apostle, [is] making this incredible claim that God has done an incredible thing in the person »

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11/9/22: Peace Church

One of our recent candidates for Interim said in passing that “Peace Church” was a big name. Well, I thought, so is “Church of Christ”. But it got me thinking. What does it mean to be “The Ashland Peace Church”?? Brad Roupp made the sign of “peace” in both Arabic & English during a period »

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11/2/22: Welcome Pastor Fred!

Fred is now our Interim Minister—the guy in charge—our adult supervision—and our minister! After 6 months of wandering the wilderness, we face our future with renewed energy and excitement of what lies ahead—with thanks especially to our Office Business Manager, Tege Phillips, and her mighty assistant, Wendy Wysong-Leighton; our Church Council (past and present) who »

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