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Jill VanderWal

Jill’s United | May 2021

By Rev. Jill

Today felt like summer has arrived. The blue sky was radiant without a cloud and everything seemed to smell fresh and alive. I find myself ready to rebuild, regrow, reinvest in all the things I love. (Yes there are yin, yang days where I still feel COVID tired or apathetic…

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Renovation Updates | April 7th, 2021

By Building Updates

The Biel Hall (upstairs) kitchen in being demo’d this week in preparation for the new counters, appliances and cabinets. Did you know we’re installing a pass through dishwasher? They are Awesome! With their 2 minute was cycles.  Dry wall is being completed throughout the building.  Site plan was tweaked and…

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Jill’s United | March 2021

By Rev. Jill

What are your memories of Holy Week and Easter? Maybe growing up or with your own family?  Different families and faith communities have such creative and beautiful ways to celebrate the resurrection, this victory over death. Like many of you, I celebrate with dyed eggs, flowers, food, family, and at…

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Jill’s United | February ’21

By Rev. Jill

Lent is a season of ever-increasing light. It begins in darkness, with ashes. How dour? Often when I talk about Lent as a “season of austerity or suffering” I get blank stares back as if people are asking, “why would we ever choose austerity of our own volition?” This past…

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