The "And from Bill..." Archive

Welcome to the Archive!

July 12, 2015

In his 30 years of ministry with FCCEM, Bill Coley has published nearly 500 church newsletter columns. This archive collection of his columns through the years reflects the character, diversity,...

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July 11, 2015
It began in July 2014 with the very first column our pastor, Bill Coley, published in our church newsletter. After 104 other entries, all but one of which written by Bill,  the "And from...
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July 8, 2015: The Final Entry

July 8, 2015

And so we come to the end a year-long ride aboard a rhetorical nostalgia train that has consisted of 104 columns, all but one from my years as FCCEM pastor.

In today’s 105th and final archive...

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Archive Entry #104: April 1923

July 3, 2015

Today’s entry dates back 92 years – to April 1923 – to an oratory contest that my paternal grandfather won as a college student in Oregon. At the time he wrote this he was a 31...

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Archive Entry #103: April 18, 2014

June 30, 2015

Eight days from today I will reach 30 years in ministry as FCCEM pastor. Given that only a small percentage of pastors reach that milestone, I feel a bit of urgency and intensity as I await the...

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