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Thoughts from Rev. Caleb Pitkin

Philippians 1:1-18 With Ya’ll instead of You

Pastor Caleb’s ya’ll adaptation of the NRSV translation. Philippians 1:1-18 1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: 2 Grace to ya’ll and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul’s Prayer for the Philippians 3 […]

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Pentecost Coming

On May 20th we will be celebrating Pentecost the birth of the Church. Pentecost is the remembrance of the Holy Spirit coming into the believers and the Church going from a small group of believers to a movement of thousands of people. It is important for Christians to keep in mind that the Holy Spirit […]

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New Giving Option

Thank you for all the ways that you support our church.  Your prayers, presence, your service and your gifts.  I know that we have all seen ways people are making a difference in the church.  From our recently remodeled downstairs bathroom to our growing choir.  There are also some ways that people are helping that […]

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Lenten Study

This year during Lent we will be doing a study called Living Fully Dying Well by Bishop Ruben Job.  The first part of the study is about how to live the kind of full abundant life that God desires for all people.  Part of our challenge in living life abundantly is that we get caught […]

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Don’t Call It A Come Back

Don’t call it a come back. Unless of course you want to. I’m back from Paternity leave starting today. I’ll be back in the Pulpit this coming Sunday. Let me say first of all that I have missed being here. This congregation and its members have been in my prayers and on my mind while […]

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Thank You

Now that Christmas Day has passed and the Christmas season draws near to a close I will be away from the church for a short time.  I spent three and a half years in seminary learning how to be a Pastor.  From the moment I knew I was coming to Signal Mountain, I have been […]

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