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. Ruth Fitzgerald  •  December 16, 2021

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By Rev. Kristen Orion  •  December 09, 2021

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By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  December 02, 2021

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By Rev. Kenneth Daniel  •  November 25, 2021

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By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  November 18, 2021

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By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  November 17, 2021

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By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  November 15, 2021

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