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The exterior sign and entry to the Oasis Coffee & Tea House on North Bullard Street in historic downtown Silver City, New Mexico, which doubles as fellowship hall on Sundays. The church entry is in the rear on the City Plaza side.

The Little Church That Could

Written by Carla Friedrich The New Church of the Southwest Desert (NCSWD) often refers to itself as “the little church that could.” NCSWD has faced many challenges over the years, perhaps not so different than other churches that: began without a minister, had dwindling congregations through attrition, single-digit plate offerings for weeks on end, untimely …

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Children engaging in art at “Caravan” encampment in Tijuana, Mexico, 2018.

“What Does the Lord Require of You?” From the Social Justice Committee

Written by Amanda Adams Riley I purchased my first clerical collar for one reason, and one reason only, to wear it when I went to lobby. Presbyterians don’t often wear clerical collars, just black Geneva gowns, and only during worship, if then. Growing up in the Presbyterian Church, there was never a question in my …

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Teens Find Their Foundations at Cedar Hill Retreat Center

Written by Kurt Fekete Ten teenagers from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Maine, along with one virtual teen from Quebec, Canada, attended the Swedenborgian Church Youth League (SCYL) fall retreat at Cedar Hill Retreat Center in South Duxbury, Massachusetts. This was our first in-person SCYL retreat since December 2019. Seven of the teens …

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