Pastor’s Notes

Love & Justice

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would …

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Moving Forward

This week I am participating in the virtual conference session of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. Normally this yearly meeting is a great chance to gather together with colleagues and friends, catch up with each other, and support and encourage each other in person. Of course in the age of Covid, our work is done via …

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Aldersgate Day

Today, May 24th, is Aldersgate Day. “Aldersgate Day is celebrated on May 24 (or the Sunday closest) to commemorate the day in 1738 when John Wesley experienced assurance of his salvation. Wesley reluctantly attended a group meeting that evening on Aldersgate Street in London.  As he heard a reading from Luther’s Preface to the Epistle …

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Rerecording

Hello everyone, this is Rev. Jeff Lowery, Director of Youth Ministry for Open Door Churches. One of the ways that I live out my call is to write and record songs. Over the past 15 years I have had 3 collections of my original songs recorded, mixed, and manufactured into CD’s. The first project was …

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