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Help feed families in our community!

YMCA of Centre County’s Anti-Hunger Program will host a monthly food distribution each month. The next one is Thursday, November 17 from 4:00 pm – 6 pm.  If you’d like to help with set up (3:30 – 4 pm) or with distribution for any part of the time, we’d love to have you! The distribution will be held at Grace

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Questions, Not Answers – Nov 13 at 7 pm

QNA – Questions, not Answers is a monthly inter-generational discussion for students and community members on Sunday at 7 pm in the Fireside Room. You will find a wide variety of perspectives and thoughts!  Paula Droege who teaches in the Philosophy department facilitates the conversation. Plus, there is dinner, especially for students! Our next gathering on Sunday, November 13th.  Questions

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Luke 6:20-31

20Then [Jesus] looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor,  for yours is the kingdom of God. 21“Blessed are you who are hungry now,  for you will be filled. “Blessed are you who weep now,  for you will laugh. 22“Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. 23Rejoice in

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When making a new recipe, I am likely to spend time after the meal talking about how it turned out, exploring what I would change the next time for a better result.  Is there enough salt?  Should the onions be cut smaller?  Would it be better with chicken or pork?  In their teen years, at least one of my daughters

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Understanding Dangerous Speech

The Activism Skills for This Apocalypse series has rescheduled “Understanding Dangerous Speech” for Thursday, November 3rd at 1 – 2 pm in 212 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center.

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Being Believing Belonging Series

The Being Believing Belonging Series offers a variety of programs over lunch at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. This week, the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity will host a conversation on Friday, November 4 in 104 Pasquerilla from 12 – 1 pm. You can sign up for a free lunch along with the conversation! Check out the info below!!

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Lunch after worship this week!

Lunch after 10:30 worship this week!! (November 6 in the Library, just down the hall from Fireside) Dinner after 6 pm worship next week!! (November 13 in the Fireside Room) Each Sunday after worship, students will gather and share a meal together! There will be time to connect with other students and enjoy some delicious food. We can talk about

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weekly prayer: 11/1

Ever-Reforming God, Thank you the Martin Luther and those who have worked to reform the lives of your people. Thank you for all who are reforming the church today. Empower me to as I try to reform and follow you. Help me to understand your grace more fully. Help me see where I have been mistaken. Help me to hear

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John 8:31-36

31Jesus said to the Judeans who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 33They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean by saying, ‘You will be made free’?” 34Jesus answered them,

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Jesus tells a parable about two men praying at the temple in this week’s gospel.  One is a Pharisee, part of a religious sub-group who are very invested in following the rules of the religious law.  The other is a tax collector, who collaborates with the oppressive Roman authorities in gathering taxes that support Roman domination – he increases his

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