The Gathering At Northern Hills

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The newest issue of the Harbinger is now available to read on line. Read Rev. Doug’s article on page two. It deals with the very important issue of how to have a conversation with those who passionately disagree with us… Continue Reading →

Upcoming Sunday Messages

January Message Series As a congregation, the Gathering at Northern Hills has resolved to collectively read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book Between the World and Me.  Three of the month’s services and messages by Rev. Doug will be based on the book –… Continue Reading →

Sunday, January 15 , 2017, A Congregation Book Club, Ta-Nehisi Coates, ‘Between the World and Me’ and the False Idea of Race

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved We all know of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech at the 1963 March on Washington.  In it, he spoke the famous line, “I have a dream that… Continue Reading →

Sunday, January 8, 2017, A Congregation Book Club, Ta-Nehisi Coates, ‘Between the World and Me’ and Understanding Black Pain

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved This past November 17th at the ReThinking Racism discussion seminar held. in this sanctuary, the session had been running for barely ten minutes before a lone African-American… Continue Reading →

Read the latest Harbinger!

Become part of the discussion on “Between the World and Me” by reading Rev. Doug’s article introducing questions that will be part of the Sunday message series for January. Also in this edition you will find an article on the… Continue Reading →

Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2016, “A Very Dickens Holiday: The Wisdom of Children”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved A well known contemporary writer, Larry Wilde, once said, “Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.  In the eyes of children, they are all 30… Continue Reading →

Sunday, December 18, 2016, “A Very Dickens Holiday: The Power of Change”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved My message series theme this month is one I’ve entitled  “A Very Dickens Holiday”.  Last Sunday, today and then again next Saturday at our Candlelight Christmas Eve… Continue Reading →

Sunday, December 11, 2016, “A Very Dickens Holiday: Light Conquers Dark”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved Many of you know that the famous author Charles Dickens was a Unitarian.   Like many people, he was conflicted about his faith and even once quit… Continue Reading →

Sunday, November 20, 2016, “An Attitude of Gratitude: Sharing Our Talent”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved   I’ve probably talked too much in past messages about my mom but I’m going to do so again.  My mom and dad married in 1958 and… Continue Reading →

Sunday, November 13, 2016, “An Attitude of Gratitude: Sharing Our Time”

      (c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved There is a well known anonymous quote about the value of time.  Perhaps you have heard it.  “To realize the value of a year’s… Continue Reading →

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