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Pastor's Blog

"No Man Is An Island"

by Dwight K. Nelson

The Roman Catholic turned Anglican Englishman lawyer turned diplomat, preacher and poet, John Donne (1572-1631), composed these lines (from his collection Devotions upon Emergent Occasions):

No man is an island, 
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were:
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee. more


Feature Announcement

Sanctuary Choir Resumes

Rehearsals begin August 31 and meet Wednesday evenings throughout the semester. Tenors and basses are especially needed, but all singers are welcome. If you have not sung with this choir previously, come for an audition and voice placement on August 17 (7 to 8 PM in the Teen Loft). For more info contact Jeannie Pedersen-Smith,


Feature Announcement

Hope Trending: A Crash Course on How to Live Without Fear

Join us for this live 9-night series of presentations featuring Dwight K. Nelson. Hope Trending is an innovative form of evangelism that takes place in your living room or your local church. To find out how you can be a part visit