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A Prayer in Time of Crisis

Cliff Stewart, pastor, First Central Presbyterian Church Holy God, we turn to you in this time of crisis. The news is filled with despair. We speak aloud the names of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Abery, George Floyd.Communities of color bear the uneven weight of the disease of racism and injustice. There is much that is wrong in our relationships with others.

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HOLY WEEK LUNCHEON SERIES CONTINUES–MINUS THE LUNCH

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE Four Abilene Churches, continuing in a tradition over 35 years old in Abilene, are hosting Holy Week Luncheon Series–without the luncheon–Monday through Thursday, April 6-9. St. Paul United Methodist, Highland Church of Christ, First Baptist Church and First Central Presbyterian Church are the host churches. For the first time, the traditional luncheon series won’t be held, due

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‘WHAT DO WE SAY’ TO MORE VIOLENCE?

(Editor’s Note: Five people were stabbed during a Hanukkah party in New York on Saturday. During Sunday morning services, two members of West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement were shot to death by a gunman, who also was killed. Cliff Stewart, president of the Abilene Association of  Congregations, provided the following comments.) By CLIFF STEWART President, Abilene Association

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WORLD RELIGION LEADERS RESPOND

  (Editor’s Note: Following are statements from religion leaders about the deadly shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27. Rob Sellers, retired religion professor at Hardin-Simmons University, is chairman of the board of the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Cliff Stewart, pastor of First Central Presbyterian Church, is president of the Abilene Association of Congregations.) A

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‘NO WORDS WILL MAKE SENSE’

(Editor’s Note: Cliff Stewart, pastor of First Central Presbyterian Church and president of the Abilene Association of Congregations, issued the following statement following the shooting that took place May 18 at a Texas school.) I want to express our sadness over this morning’s shooting taking the lives of teachers and children. This shooting reminds us that such tragedy is not

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A REFLECTION AND A PRAYER

Submitted by Cliff Stewart, pastor, First Central Presbyterian Church. Janice Six is associate pastor The entire globe seems brimming with hair-trigger hostility.  The mass shooting in Las Vegas reminds us it is not a global problem. It’s personal. It’s in our neighborhood. Our school. Where we work. Home security systems are no longer considered a luxury for the rich. Yesterday

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