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Weekly Reflection for Jan 7th Isaiah 60:2   When is a time God gave you light in a time of darkness?

++           Congregational Meeting is this Sunday immediately after the 10:00am service.

++        Pastor David begins study leave next week: January 16 through March 15. The Rev. Dr. Rob Sachs will be filling in part time.

++ Celebrate the life, work and dreams of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15 at Riverside Community Church in Hood River.  Free of charge, open to the public. Donations will be accepted to support Somos Uno’s justice work in the Gorge.   For more information call 541-241-6771. The theme of this year’s celebration, sponsored by Gorge Ecumenical Ministries and Somos Uno, is “The Dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. Live On: Building a Community with Justice for All.” This year’s event will include:                                                                                                                                                                     • 4:15-5:30 p.m.: Workshop with attorneys primarily in Spanish.    • Stories of immigrant detainees held at NORCOR, presented (with identifying information changed) by clergy chaplains who visit detainees.     • 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Celebration featuring music by Los Amigos de la Sierra and a Gospel Music ensemble convened by Evelyn Charity and Bill Weiler. This program will be in English and Spanish.     • 6:30 p.m.: Potluck community dinner.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rev. Kelly Ryan, Somos Uno secretary: “Through sharing testimonies and connecting over great music and a meal shared together, we hope to build relationship and inspire courage that helps bend that arc a bit more towards justice for all.”

++           Church office is closed for Mlk Jr. Day Monday Jan 15th.

Jennifer Fowler

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