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Nov 11, 2019

One hat two hat, red hat blue hat

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Church Librarian

For almost 20 years, every Sunday from noon to one, groups congregate on the four corners of Commercial and 12th in Anacortes. It started off as the doves vs hawks, and one corner is still occupied by a few elderly military veterans for peace. Along with their peace flag, one carries a cardboard sign with "Where was he when we were in Viet Nam?" on it. Across the street from them are the red…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith, General

Nov 4, 2019

Old time religion

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Church Librarian

We are poised to celebrate Plymouth Church's 150th anniversary. I have been looking into Plymouth's history, and I will be sharing what I have found in articles throughout the coming year. I have also been thinking about what church was like 150 years ago. We know how it is often portrayed: strict, rigid, patriarchal. I am sure it was - sometimes.

My doors into the past take me to…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith

Oct 28, 2019

Happy Halloween!

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Church Librarian

We all know that Halloween inspires very different feelings in different groups of people.

In an article titled Halloween: A Celebration of Evil on the United Church of God website (not to be confused with the United Church of Christ), the author writes: 

"Modern celebrations of Halloween may appear on the surface to be quite harmless, but the spiritual implications of…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith, General

Oct 21, 2019

Mental illness

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Church Librarian

I'm wrapping up my series of articles based on Matt Haig's Notes on a Nervous Planet. Towards the end of his book, Haig wrote: "In writing this book I have tried to look at the human psychological cost of the world by looking at the only psychology that I truly know - my own. I have written about how we as individuals can try to stay sane within a maddening world. The fact…  MORE >>