Milestones

How is God speaking through art?

PASTOR’S CORNER

Allison ByerleyIn my last church we had a group that would go to movies and then have supper together and talk about how we saw God and our faith in the film. One night we went to see the movie The Finest Hours. In this instance, we were all struck by the water imagery in the movie, which led to […]

Love even when we disagree

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Allison ByerleyEvery January we honor Martin Luther King, Jr, and in memory of Dr. King, I share these words he preached in 1957: “You remember when Abraham Lincoln was running for president of the United States, there was a man who ran all around the country talking about Lincoln. He said a lot of bad things about Lincoln, a lot […]

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa County Health and Human Services, Community Services Division Senior Firewood distribution season has officially concluded as of Jan.9. We’ve distributed approximately 576 loads of firewood in south Mariposa County. Thank you to the following entities and individuals for their valuable contribution in making the Firewood Distribution Program of 2018-19: • CAL FIRE Mt. Bullion Camp crews for bringing […]

Card of Thanks

I would like to extend my thanks for the overwhelming attendance at my birthday party on Dec. 28 at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. Friends, family, elders and community members made this day truly special. Extra appreciation goes to the Tucker family, cooks, kitchen helpers, people who helped set up and the fairgrounds employees. William “Bill” Tucker … An online subscription […]

Card of Thanks

We would like to take this opportunity to thank four Mariposa businesses that really put the sparkle in our Christmas. We know how lucky we are to live in Mariposa, but sometimes we get a very pleasant reminder, such as Tim at Mariposa Sign & Print. We had an idea for a sign as a Christmas present for friends. Tim […]

Give thanks for helping others

PASTOR’S CORNER

Allison ByerleyI have an older dog who is in “puppy hospice.” She has terminal kidney disease, and I know one day in the not-too-distant future, I will have to let her go. I know from experience how difficult and sad that time will be. This time of year often reminds me of all I have loved who have passed away. […]

Good person, bad theology

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Wynter Sturtevant IIISince my ordination as pastor/elder of Mariposa Reformed Baptist Church, I have noticed a certain conversation that I frequently have. I’ll normally be asked the usual “getting to know you” questions and I’ll reveal that I am a pastor. The mood of the conversation changes. It does not change to anger if you were thinking that. I must […]

Where, when, for whom are you willing to bleed?

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Allison ByerleyNow that NFL fans are thinking about the playoffs and, ultimately, the Super Bowl, I thought a football story would be in order. Darryl Hill was the first African-American to play football for the University of Maryland in the early 1960s. He received a great deal of abuse from fans throughout the South, but he was especially shocked by […]

Card of Thanks

The Mariposa County 4-H Council had its annual Achievement Night and Silent auction on Oct. 21 at New Life Christian Church. Many awards were handed out to youth members and leaders. This year the Mariposa County 4-H recognized the Most Dedicated Community Members to the 4-H program they are Mariposa Feed, Bootjack Feed, Gallaway Feed, Brandon and Jaime Bertram and […]


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