Over the course of the summer, several in the congregation have been participating in a summer study series on the subject of prayer. I am grateful for each one who has taken time out of their schedule to participate, and it is my hope and prayer that each one’s prayer life has been enriched in some way as a result of learning some new things. In my humble opinion, prayer is the most powerful tool we have in our spiritual toolbox. I sometimes wonder, however, if it is sorely underused. We may think…
Join us on Sunday, Oct. 6
The Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church will hold its annual blessing of animals on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Outdoor Chapel. The public and their pets are both welcome to attend.
Our church has been holding the Blessing of Animals on the first Sunday of October for the past 15 years. This year’s blessing will be conducted by our new ministers, the Revs. Priscilla Dreyman and Mary Jane O’Connor-Ropp.
Please keep all dogs on leashes.
The Outdoor Chapel is located on the trail at the far left corner of the church parking lot. The church is…
About Colonial Place Christian Church Blog
This is a BLOG for Colonial Place Christian Church in Richmond, Virginia. This is a web site for weekly sermons, for the occasional announcements, for inspirational tidbits throughout the week, and for connection with others of a like spiritual mind.
To say that I am ageless
Implies that age does not matter
Or should not matter
Or I should hope and pray that it does not matter.
As if aging is to be feared or avoided.
To be ageless means someone
Have erased the markers of events, emotions and experiences
That have uniquely shaped me,
That have left their indelible residue inside and outside
Of this container of middle-aged magic.
Not that any of those things define me.
But they belong to me.
They belong to the stories in my hands
To the songs in my thighs
To the laughter in my belly<br…
Monday September 23, 2019
BODNAR, Helen Louise (nee Proper) 1936-2019 – passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Bert Bodnar Sr. Loving mother of Bert Jr. (Christine) of Norwich. Cherished grandmother & great grandmother of Patrick (Kathryn), their son Matthew; Michael (Bethany) and Sophie Bodnar. Helen will be sadly missed by her siblings Ila Doyle of Vancouver, Pat Jacques of Simcoe, June Taylor (Dave) of Toronto, Rosemary Vanhooren of Simcoe, Sherry…
Guest post by William Merriman, Wesleyan Fellow
NOTE: William Merriman has joined the Christ Church staff as a Wesleyan Fellow. William grew up at Christ Church. He recently graduated from Sewanee and is now pursuing a master of arts in philosophy and apologetics at Asbury-Memphis. As a Wesleyan Fellow, William’s responsibilities are mostly with the Christ Church Young Adults Ministry. He will also assist in Serving & Outreach, formulating cultural apologetic curriculum for the church, and help Senior Pastor Shane Stanford with research and editing.
Jesus once said,…
Here Are 3 Hot Things to Know About Stocks Right Now
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose Wednesday after President Trump said that a trade agreement between the U.S. and China could happen soon, pushing back concerns about an…
In a remote village, an aid worker pricks a sickly toddler’s fingertip, and like most of the other children’s blood samples, this one turns a test strip yellow. That’s how an experimental malnutrition test made with bacterial innards could work one day in the field to expose widespread…
The mechanics of how a public social media product would work have been fairly well figured out by now: It would be a digital platform that allows people to post and share a variety of media — pictures, audio, video, text — to other people in the network. I personally would structure it a little more like Instagram or Tumblr, where I was one of the early employees, than Twitter or Facebook. In other words, it should be built to prioritize sharing things you love over getting attention by simply being loud online.
The harder, more interesting part is the corporate structure.
University of Alabama rising senior Sarah Deutsch once pictured scientists as cold and detached. As an expressive musical theater kid who dreamed of singing on Broadway, she couldn’t imagine herself in such a role.
But meeting a physics teacher a lot like herself her junior year of high school made her reevaluate what a scientist could be. And working on a project with the CERN Summer Student Program this year, she discovered that her connections with and empathy for others are in fact valuable assets in her scientific work.
Working at CERN with biologist Manjit Dosanjh, Deutsch…
Scientists have confirmed for the first time that bacteria can change form to avoid being detected by antibiotics in the human body.
If you’ve ever dropped your smartphone on a concrete floor, you know that dreaded feeling as you turn it over to see how badly the screen has cracked—but that stress may soon be a thing of the past. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered a way to make glass less brittle and less likely to break.
A 48-year-old woman was seriously injured after she fell off a cliff while clicking a selfie at famous hill station Saputara in Dang district of neighbouring Gujarat.
The incident occurred on Monday when Sushma Pagare was enjoying the view from famous “Sunrise Point” with her family members. (Representation image: Reuters)
A 48-year-old woman from the city was seriously injured after she fell off a cliff while clicking a selfie at famous hill station Saputara in Dang district of neighbouring Gujarat, police said on Tuesday.
RIYADH: The Winter at Tantora festival, which took place last year, is returning on Dec. 19 after the conclusion of Riyadh Season.
The festival will be part of AlUla Season, one of 11 Saudi seasons taking place across the Kingdom in 2019.
Last year’s 10-week festival attracted 37,000…
Green tea has gained immense popularity across the globe, mainly because of its health benefits. Green tea extract has been used for many purposes – for weight loss, improved brain function, enhanced metabolism, and lower risk of some types of cancer, among others.
Green tea – Image Credit: taa22 / Shutterstock
Now, another health benefit has been added to the multitude of abilities green tea extract possesses. A team of researchers at the University of Surrey has found that a natural antioxidant, called epigallocatechin (EGCG), which is commonly found in green tea can help…
Venomous snakes have played a role in an experiment to deliver life-saving drugs to remote areas of Meghalaya by drones.
The National Health Profile of the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence published in 2017 said snakebite killed 1,770 people across the eight north-eastern States in 2016. Meghalaya and Tripura recorded the most victims – 404 each – followed by Assam with 265 and Sikkim with 242.
However, research by a team of herpetologists revealed that the availability of anti-snake venom vials for 4 crore people of the region was 0.004% that year.
A 60-year-old woman has been charged after allegedly hiding her mother’s corpse in her basement for as long as four months while living off her social security cheques.
Paula Bergold is accused of placing the body of her 89-year-old mother, Ruby, in a small plastic tub before stowing her underneath her home in Peshtigo, eastern Wisconsin.
PARIS – The air cargo industry often touts digitalization, technology and data as tools to alleviate pain points challenging operations. Even as the industry shifts to adopt these tools, data as the crux of these tools must also be reconsidered. Namely, data must be collected and…
The dictionary defines psychosis as a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality. The person with this condition usually isn’t aware of his or her behavior. Democrats appear to be afflicted with this condition.
Devastated by Trump’s victory nearly three years ago and unable to accept it to this day, they are convinced of the alternate reality they have created. Instead of moving through the typical stages of grief and ultimately reaching acceptance, they remain stuck in denial.
Stocks Rise as Trump Indicates Trade Deal Could Be Near U.S. News & World Report
BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks skidded in Asia on Wednesday after Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said they were considered launching an …
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Police in South Carolina say they reunited an 11-year-old boy with his family after he drove about 200 miles overnight.
According to a release shared to social media by the Charleston Police Department, the boy pulled up next to an officer around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in downtown Charleston.
The boy was alone in the vehicle and he told the officer he’d driven by himself from Simpsonville, South Carolina, and became lost when the tablet he was using lost GPS signal, according to the release.
Photonics is a promising technology in almost all sectors, now and in the future. Many scientists are exploring the possibilities of this light technology. But what use is it to companies in different industries? How will they apply photonics? That is what Photonics Applications Week is all…
Follow the Ameros!
“Republicans are latching onto conservative outrage over the push to impeach President Donald Trump — and turning it into a 2020 fundraising bonanza. Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee on Tuesday sent an array of fundraising emails inviting conservatives to donate and join the ‘Official Impeachment Defense Task Force,’ which was described as a group ‘made up of only President Trump’s most LOYAL supporters, the ones committed to fighting for him, re-electing him, and taking back the…
A Robot with a Firm, Yet Gentle Grip
One characteristic that allows us to perform a…Human hands are remarkably skilled at manipulating a range of objects. We can pick up an egg or a strawberry without smashing it. We can hammer a nail.
On Tuesday, House Democrats moved forward with impeachment proceedings against President Trump. The resurgence of impeachment talks began after the release of a hearsay allegation that claims Trump is conspiring with the Ukrainian government.
The “whistleblower” who submitted allegations against Trump has no firsthand knowledge of the phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Therefore, neither did Democrats. Even without evidence, they pushed for impeachment.
On Wednesday, the Trump administration declassified the call between Trump and Zelensky.
If there was a previous transport secretary that the incumbent, Grant Shapps, might hope not to imitate, it would surely be his notoriously calamity-stricken predecessor Chris Grayling.
But just a few months after his return to cabinet after…
The federal government incorrectly paid states hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses to expand health care coverage before Obamacare’s implementation.
The Obama administration erroneously sent $277 million to state governments that inflated the number of children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The federal government began offering bonuses to state programs to help cover the costs of expanded child coverage shortly after Obama took office in 2009.
THE Kurdish national struggle will “go down in the history books” as this generation’s equivalent of the Spanish Civil War, Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle said today.
Speaking at a party conference fringe meeting, the MP for Brighton Kemptown said the revolution in Rojava, north-west Syria, was comparable to the anarchist revolution in Barcelona in 1936.
At the meeting, organised by the Freedom for Ocalan campaign, he said: “They have defeated Isis, who were a global fascist threat.
“They have created a system based on equality where women have joint leadership in all…
Syracuse, N.Y. — A new radar system is allowing the military’s unmanned MQ-9 Reaper attack drones to fly for the first time in and out of Syracuse Hancock International Airport without an escort from piloted chase planes.
It’s the first time that military drones have flown unescorted from a commercial airport in the United States.
The military’s newly installed ground-based “detect and avoid” radar allows Reapers from the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing to safely and more effectively fly training missions from Syracuse, guard officials said.
Two days after a climate summit failed to deliver game-changing pledges to slash carbon emissions, the United…
Astronomers have spotted three giant black holes within a titanic collision of three galaxies. Several observatories, including the Chandra X-ray…
Somalia and Kenya have agreed to normalise ties, following months of tension over a maritime border dispute.
In talks mediated by Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the Kenyan and Somali heads of state agreed ‘to restore relations to previous status’ and ‘take diplomatic steps to build confidence between the two governments’.
Kenya and Somalia have been at loggerheads over a maritime and territorial dispute, that is currently before the International Court of Justice, ICJ, in The Hague.
A comedian says he’s been threatened with defamation action by Clive Palmer for damaging his reputation in a YouTube video that calls the former politician a “nutty turd” and “crackpot”.
In a video posted to YouTube on Sunday, comedian Jordan Shanks says Mr Palmer was seeking $500,000 in damages…
Understanding how natural materials are created has helped a Griffith University research team create a smart material platform to aid in the creation of new drugs and even help in the clean-up of polluted environments.
Professor Bernd Rehm, a principal research leader within the Griffith Research Institute for Drug Discovery and Director of the Centre for Cell Factories and Biopolymers, worked with post-graduate Kampachiro Ogura on the development of…
Michigan State University scientists have invented a new way to monitor chemotherapy concentrations, which is more effective in keeping patients’ treatments within the crucial therapeutic window.
With new advances in medicine happening daily, there’s still plenty of guesswork when it comes to administering chemotherapy to cancer patients. Too high a dose can result in killing healthy tissue and cells, triggering more side effects or even death; too low a dose may stun, rather than kill, cancer cells, allowing them to come back, in many cases, much stronger and deadlier.