Machu Picchu, Peru
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Machu Picchu, Peru

Soundings By The Reverend Dr. Richard A. Wing, Senior Minister I am writing this column sitting by a stream with such large boulders that I must call it a river. I just visited Machu Picchu high in the Andes. Discovered by the modern world in 1911, thousands of people daily trek to these ruins that...

Simply Summer
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Simply Summer

Take Heart By The Reverend Ms. Deborah Countiss Lindsay, Minister of Spiritual Care Just the other day I had a tuna salad sandwich for lunch and it brought back a rush of childhood memories. My mom made tuna salad sandwiches (on white bread of course) for my lunch during summer vacation, served with lemonade and...

Firstnews Renamed
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Firstnews Renamed

By Michael Barber, firstnews Editor Initially named First Community Church News, the church newsletter has evolved from a weekly piece produced by hand on a mimeograph machine to a monthly mailing distributed as firstnews – both in traditional print and online. Firstnews and its sister weekly bulletin insert known as firstnews Sunday have existed in...

Unsung Heroes
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Unsung Heroes

Church Benefits From Those Who Donate Time Story and Photo by Michael Barber, firstnews Editor Seventeen years ago, Carol Baker saw an opportunity to help those less fortunate. Today, Carol and her band of volunteers serve hundreds of hot meals each month, lovingly prepared in small kitchens around town, as part of the Monday Night...

timelapse
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timelapse

This short video represents 6 days leading up to and including the 17th Annual Mission Garage Sale. A camera was placed high above the action, snapping a still image every 90 seconds. A video was made by importing 2,200 images into software that stitched them together to create a moving picture. Our thanks to Barth...