Connie Takamine

Sunday, December 19

2021 Advent Devotional: In the Midst of Changing Ways – Many Gifts, One Spirit Week 4: The Gift of Hope Scripture: Micah 5:4-5 – “And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall live secure, for […]

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Sunday, December 12

2021 Advent Devotional: In the Midst of Changing Ways – Many Gifts, One Spirit Week 3: The Gift of Love Scripture: Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Reflector: Connie Takamine Cats have a reputation for being aloof and uncaring. […]

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Sunday, December 5

2021 Advent Devotional: In the Midst of Changing Ways – Many Gifts, One Spirit Week 2: The Gift of Faith Scripture: Philippians 3:9 – “Not having a righteousness of my own that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God based in faith.” Reflector: Connie Takamine The Boulder Star is lit! Ever since I […]

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Sunday, November 28

2021 Advent Devotional: In the Midst of Changing Ways – Many Gifts, One Spirit Week 1: The Gift of Joy Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 3:9 – “How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you.” Reflector: Connie Takamine When meeting with a […]

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Advent Devotional – Sunday, December 20

Week 4 – December 20 – Peace, Love and Hope Reflector: Youth Discussion with Connie Takamine It was a real privilege to meet with the youth and have a discussion on the various issues that we are facing in the challenge of change. They are forming their own opinions (of course influenced by their parents […]

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Advent Devotional – Sunday, December 13

Week 3 – December 13 – Our Fragile Earth Reflector: Youth Group Discussion with Connie Takamine This summer and through the fall much of Colorado was ravaged by wild fires, and some came startling close to Boulder. Our youth cannot understand how any could deny that we are in the midst of climate change. Some […]

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Advent Devotional – Saturday, December 12

Week 2 – December 12 – Liberty and Justice for All? Reflector: Youth Group Discussion with Connie Takamine It seems that the youth of every generation have faced social change and issues of racism, economic disparity, and various forms of violence. Our youth have been greatly impacted by the killing of George Floyd, the death […]

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Advent Devotional – Thursday, December 10

Week 2 – December 10 – Liberty and Justice for All? Reflector: Connie Takamine Emma Lazarus’s poem on the Statue of Liberty reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free.” This, on the symbol of welcoming to the United States. Ming Chen, law professor at CU (and a member […]

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Advent Devotional – Sunday, November 29

Week 1 – November 29 – Surviving the Pandemic Reflector: Youth Group Discussion with Connie Takamine This year we are trying something new. We felt it was important to have input from all folks of all ages. We have tried to recruit youth writers in the past, but they are busy and such an assignment […]

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