A Call to Action: The Time is Now!

Posted on June 11, 2020 by Rev. Eugene James

Dear Members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada,   “How long, O God, will you hide yourself from sight? … Remember that I shall…

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Eastertide Concerns

Posted on April 14, 2020 by Rev. Eugene James

Greetings Sisters and Brothers, Holy Week this year was unlike any we have ever experienced as a result of the stay at home mandate from the Governor in response to…

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Pastoral Word: Covid-19 Pandemic

Posted on March 19, 2020 by Rev. Eugene James

Dear Colleagues,             To say that we are in the midst of profoundly challenging times would be a gross understatement. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust us into circumstances and situations…

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Reflection: There is a Time

Posted on September 5, 2019 by Rev. Eugene James

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) When First Christian Church Battle Creek suffered the devastating loss as the result of embezzlement, it was the time  for the Regional church to respond to the unspoken Macedonian call to come to the aid of a sister congregation.

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Reflection: Praise Report – 1st Christian Battle Creek

Posted on May 10, 2019 by Rev. Eugene James

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40) The “We Are Family” campaign for First Christian Church, Battle Creek has been an inspiring success. More than $17,000.00 has been given so far to assist the congregation in recovering from the embezzlement of all the money in their bank account.

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Reflection: Freedom isn’t Free

Posted on November 11, 2018 by Rev. Eugene James

“Freedom isn’t free.” The freedom we enjoy as citizens of the United States of America has been and is defended and protected by the women and men serving in the…

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Crystal 100 Anniversary Thanks

Posted on July 11, 2018 by Rev. Eugene James

After much planning, preparation, discussion, and the hard work on the part of many people, the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Crystal Conference Center has come and gone, but the…

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Video Reflection: Veterans Day 2017

Posted on November 10, 2017 by Rev. Eugene James

Dear Friends, As we recognize the devotion and sacrifice of our military men and women, I invite you to view this video reflection for this Veterans Day. Click HERE to…

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Support for Texas Flood Victims

Posted on September 1, 2017 by Rev. Eugene James

Dear Sisters and Brothers, The effects of the ongoing disaster in Southeast Texas caused by hurricane Harvey are difficult to comprehend. While there are many accounts of the human suffering…

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2017 Easter Blessings

Posted on April 14, 2017 by Rev. Eugene James

Greetings Sisters and Brothers, Many of us have fond memories of the excitement and joy of Easter we experienced growing up. New clothes and shoes, Easter baskets, Easter egg hunts,…

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Reflections: Despicable

Posted on January 17, 2017 by Rev. Eugene James

Four black persons kidnapped, held captive, and abused, a mentally challenged white youth over a period of three days in the city of Chicago. The story is no longer considered…

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Happy Thanksgiving – 2016

Posted on November 21, 2016 by Rev. Eugene James

Although the events of the past year have brought both great joy and tremendous sorrow for many of us, we all have much to be grateful for as we enter…

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