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23Mar 21

Sledding with Practice of Play ~ Olivia Avery and Chez Phelps

The story below comes from Olivia Avery and Chez Phelps, roommates and Pres House community members. We've also turned this story into a video (complete with clips of all the wipeouts mentioned) that you can watch on our YouTube channel; check it out! Practice of Play is just one of the many small groups Pres House has to offer. Find yourself among friends in a Pres House small group!

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22Mar 21

Stop AAPI Hate

Pastor Erica shared these reflections on March 21, 2021, at the beginning of the sermon, "What About Buddha, Gandhi, and that Wiccan Priest?" which is part of the Lenten series, "Decolonizing Christianity, Encountering Jesus." You can listen to the full series here. This has been a hard week with the murder of Asian women in Atlanta by a white, Southern Baptist man, in a year when anti-Asian violence has exploded around the country. I have struggled with what to say because there are too many things that need to be said; Nii and I have joked that we were going to undo hundreds of years of colonization in fifteen minute sound bites over seven Sundays in Lent, which is as ridiculous as it sounds; we laugh, him a black man, me an Asian woman, living in this country where we know our bodies are under constant peril simply because of…

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08Mar 21

Lenten Practice #4: Canceling Debts

Each week during Lent, we will be sharing spiritual practices for your Lenten journey. The fourth practice, offered by Andrea Wegrzynowicz, is canceling debts. Andrea shared more about her passion for canceling medical debt during worship on March 7; you can read the full story here. To join the campaign, visit 

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28Feb 21

Lenten Practice #2: Sabbath

Each week during Lent, we will be sharing spiritual practices for your Lenten journey. The second practice is Sabbath. Read more from Erica below.

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