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Science and Religion Weekend @ FPC!

Our Haseman Lectures are happening this weekend! The theme is "Theology at the Edge of Scientific Advance." And because Sunday is Earth Day, and because our church has achieved certification as an Earth Care Congregation, the lectures will touch specifically on issues of ecology and sustainability. Please join us Saturday at 10 and 2 and on Sunday at 9 and/or 11! #EarthDay #FirstPresbyterianChurchColumbiaMO #HasemanLectures #worship #ScienceandReligion

No ghost story

When the disciples saw the Risen Jesus, they thought they'd seen a ghost! But the Risen Christ is no ghost, and the Good News is not a ghost story. In this video, Marvin and Jon swap some ghost stories and preview the April 15 worship services. #Easter #Resurrection #ghosts #ghoststories #GospelofLuke #FirstPresbyterianChurchColumbiaMO

A note from the other side

Last week, my wife and I attended the memorial service for a friend of ours back in North Carolina. In the midst of the prayers and remembrances, one of the rabbis who officiated read the poem Notes from the Other Side by Jane Kenyon. You can read it here. As he read the poem, he turned one of the final commas into a question mark followed by a long pause: "And God? As promised, proves to be mercy clothed in light." Life is hard. World history is a seemingly unending horror show. We should not rush to explain away the horrors with glib catch-phrases, or wave away the serious doubts about God or the future that intense pain and suffering generate. Our friend was a lovely and talented woman wh

Worship with Us on April 8!

It's the Sunday after Easter, but we are still celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In this video preview, Pastor Marvin and Youth Leader Robert Newman discuss the scripture passage we'll hear in Sunday worship, John 20:19-31. #Easter #DoubtingThomas #FirstPresbyterianChurchColumbiaMO #worship #preaching

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