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.

6/20/24 Relationship Agreement

Relationship Agreement/Harassment Policy You may remember that we agreed to a Relationship Agreement last year in the fall. We will read it out loud at the Annual Meeting on June 30. It is in the packet and available on our website at: https://ashlandpeacechurch.org/relationship-agreement/ This agreement refers to a Harassment Policy—that didn’t exist at the time. »

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Sunday, June 16 – “For the Beauty of the Earth”

View this recorded version of Sunday’s Sermon from Father’s Day, June 16, 2024. Bible Verses Psalm 92: 1-4, 12-15 and Mark 4: 26-34 Reflection/Sermon: “For the Beauty of the Earth” Sermon by Rev. Paula Sohl (see video above).

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6/13/24 Council

Last night, I held my last Council meeting as Moderator. We had the old & new Council meet together over a potluck. It was fun getting to know everyone better and finalizing some old business. This Council has done SO MUCH GOOD WORK this year, partly because other committees have done SO MUCH GOOD WORK. »

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Sunday, June 9 – “Crazy Talk”

View this recorded version of Sunday’s Sermon from June 9, 2024. Bible Verses Mark 3: 20-35 Reflection/Sermon: “Crazy Talk” Sermon by Rev. Dr. Fred Grewe (see video above). Podcast: Listen to a podcast version of this sermon on Pastor Fred Grewe’s “Meditations for Misfits” website. Visit: FredGrewe.com.

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6/6/24 Pledging Update

I have Good News & Bad News! First, the good News is that we have received commitments that are almost equal to last year’s total pledging: $248k from 83 pledges. There are pledges outstanding that I expect to come in and estimate that we will end up about $280k from close to 100 pledges. This »

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