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Glade Church to honor retiring interim pastor Oct. 12

Catherine Rolling concludes her four-year ministry as interim pastor of Glade Church in Blacksburg on Oct. 15. Interim ministry is different from long-term ministry, but there are many ways in which the two are similar. Pastors in both types of ministry preach, teach, visit and accompany people in difficult life transitions and joyful life experiences….

Ethel-Marie Underhill Memorial

Memorial information for Ethel-Marie Underhill, as quite a few knew her and her family while they lived here in Blacksburg. There is a memorial service for her on Saturday (27th) at the Unitarian Universalist congregation. It starts at 10:30, all of her daughters and the 3 grand-daughters will be here. We are asked to wear…

United Church of Christ files landmark lawsuit against North Carolina to protect First Amendment rights of clergy

ucc.org/news/news-free-religion-lawsuit-04292014.html United Church of Christ files landmark lawsuit against North Carolina to protect First Amendment rights of clergy   Written by Connie Larkman April 28, 2014 The General Synod of the United Church of Christ (UCC) has filed suit against the State of North Carolina, arguing that the state’s marriage laws violate the First Amendment rights of…

Commentary: Upholding the Worth and Dignity of Every Child of God

Written by The Rev. Mike Schuenemeyer March 27, 2014 Fred Phelps, best known as the pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, one of the most vehemently anti-gay religious leaders of modern history, died Wednesday, March 19. He spent decades blaming nearly every catastrophe on the accommodation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people by the U.S. government…

Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Bruce Reed

A memorial service for Bruce Reed will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 2:00 pm in the Glade Church with the Rev. Catherine Rolling and the Rev. Kelly Sisson officiating. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution in Dr. Reed’s memory to either Blacksburg Volunteer…

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