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I wrote last week about the addition of a “Donate” button to the United Church’s web site.  And thank you to all of you who took my invitation to a “test drive” to heart.  Right now there are two opportunities for donations, one for your regular donation or pledge payment, and one for a dedicated gift in honor or memory of a loved one.  Soon there will be a third, dedicated to the outreach ministry we offer, our Backpack and Soup Kitchen ministries among them.  So if you haven’t given it a try, please feel free to, and we’d love your feedback.

Last Sunday I briefly mentioned a church service/rally in Texas that was part of what is being called the “ReAwaken America Tour.”  A couple days later I heard from a UCC colleague in upstate New York who reported that the tour had scheduled a stop in Rochester, but the city decided to turn them away because of the spurious quasi-religious nature of what is in reality a political event.  I did a bit of a deeper dive into it, and saw how the tour is inspired by a book called The Great Awakening vs. The Great Reset by Alexander Dugin.  The book is a disturbing jeremiad and, in its own words, is “an open declaration of war against the twin diseases of liberalism and Western political modernity.”  Like I said, politics disguised as religion.  Jude would not have approved; nor would the apostle Paul, who writes in a similar vein in his letter to the Colossian church, as we will see this Sunday when we look at another overlooked and underpreached book of the Bible.

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