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Thinking about Vocation

Rev. William Boekstein A few years ago I made a mid-afternoon pastoral visit to an unmarried couple living in our city. Sitting on the floor of their dark apartment—surrounded by ashtrays, prescription bottles, and piles of clothes—I learned that the couple’s daily routine revolved around smoking cigarettes and watching their one movie on their thirteen inch T.V. As the visit …

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Church News, July 2014

New Beginnings From First Reformed Church, Yuba City, CA Olive plants around the table at First Reformed Church! This spring, God has tremendously blessed us with five new covenant children. Oliver and Marshall Johnson and Wyatt Opie were baptized on April 27th. Anna Rose Reardon was baptized on May 4th and Luke Rainwater was baptized on June 8th. Photo from …

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Pastor Portraits: Rev. David Dawn

Rev. David Dawn It all began on 4 February 1955. I was born in Biddeford, ME, just a few miles geographically, and light years in every other way, from the Bush Compound in Kennebunkport. My family brought me up as a Baptist. As an aside, it interests me that the Marquis de La Fayette worshipped in the same building used …

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Pastor Portraits: Rev. Gil Baloy

Rev. Gil Baloy I was born November 9, 1951, in Subic Bay, Philippines. My father, Gil Sr., joined the U.S. Navy in 1946 when Filipinos could still enlist from the Philippines. He met and married my mother who was working in Manila as a registered nurse. I have two younger brothers and a sister. Almost one year prior to my …

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