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Reflections on Grace: Saved by Grace – Upper Room

How do we go about dealing with the darkness of this world?  We looked at this question today in our Palm Sunday installment of the Reflections on Grace series entitled “Saved by Grace.”  It isn’t, sadly, though more fully improving our humanity that we can expect to change the world.  In today’s dark social environment, we […]

Reflections on Grace: Puzzled by Grace – Upper Room

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This Sunday, Rev. Rick Peters asked us the burning question, “Is life fair?”  Of course, as we all know, the answer to that question is a resounding NO!  Time, experience, and life teaches us all that life may be many things, but ‘fair’ isn’t one of them.  The parable of the workers in the vineyard is the […]

Reflections on Grace: Common Grace – Upper Room

Common grace is a little-discussed concept that most of us are unfamiliar with.  Common grace is the foundational idea that grace is granted to EVERY person, regardless of race, religion, nationality or circumstances of life.  Grace is a gift bestowed upon every single person – we are ALL created in the image of God, and as such, each […]

The Archeology of Faith – Upper Room

The First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth is celebrating 184 years of worship in Plymouth today on our new (and more appropriately timed) Anniversary Sunday.  In honor of this event, we invited our recently retired Paster Emeritus, Rev. Dr. James Skimins, to join Rev. Emily Riley Campbell to lead this special service. Rev. Skimins shared his thoughts […]

Jonah: A Tale of a Changed Heart – Upper Room

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On this last of the three Sundays on the Tales of Jonah, we look at how, in this story, we see the opportunity for a changed heart through the four characters in the story of Jonah.  The Ninevites listened to the words of God as shared by Jonah and were saved from destruction… but then later regressed […]