Stand With

By Rev. Kristen Orion  •  June 30, 2022

So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. But Moses’ hands grew weary; so they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held up his hands—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. ~ Exodus 17:10-12 Stand With Faithful to God, Moses led his..

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By Rev. Kenneth Daniel  •  April 14, 2022

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By Rev. Kristen Orion  •  April 07, 2022

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By Rev. Ruth Fitzgerald  •  March 31, 2022

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Even Now

By Rev. Kristen Orion  •  March 10, 2022

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