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Unionville Church Minutes 1880-1889

March 7th 1880 The following named persons having been previously elected, to the office of ruling elders, by a vote of this church Asa Smith, Samuel Hartwell, Jonathan Whitaker, J. Harvey Hanford were this day set apart to this office, according to the constitution or usage of the Presbyterian church. H. F. Wadsworth. Pastor. (Elder …

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Sermon on John 11:1-44 – “The Resurrection and the Life”

February 16th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Sermon Text: [Jhn 11:1-44 ESV] 1 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was …

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Sermon on John 10:22-42 – “No Power Can Stand Against God”

February 9th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Sermon Text: [Jhn 10:22-42 ESV] 22 At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, …

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Unionville Church Minutes, 1870-1879

March 25th, 1870 Session met at the call fo the Moderator. Opened with prayer. Present H. F. Wadsworth, Moderator, Isaac Swift, Peter C. Hanford. (Absent Marcus Haynes.) Mr. Oliver Grover was received into the church by letter of dismission and recommendation from the Second Presbyterian church at Newburyport Mass. Closed with prayer. H. F. Wadsworth, …

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Sermon on John 9:13-41 – “The Blind and The Seeing”

January 26th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Sermon Text: [Jhn 9:13-41 ESV] 13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. 14 Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. 15 So the Pharisees again asked him how he had …

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Unionville Church Minutes, 1860-1869

April 28th 1860 Session met at the call of he Moderator. Present H. F. Wadsworth (Moderator) Joseph Chandler, Isaac Swift, Gamaliel Russel, Peter C. Hanford, Elders. Opened with prayer. Mrs. Sarah Bucklee appeared before Session and desired to be admitted into the church. After due examination on the doctrines of Christianity and experimental piety they …

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Sermon on John 9:1-12 – “Theology of Suffering”

January 5th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) January 12th, 2020 at Olympia Bible Presbyterian Church January 12th, 2020 at Tacoma Bible Presbyterian Church January 19th, 2020 at Bonner’s Ferry Bible Presbyterian Church sermonaudio.com/sermon/12220206243043 Sermon Text: [Jhn 9:1-12 ESV] 1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 …

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Unionville Church Minutes, Start of 2nd Session Book-1859

[Second book] Unionville, Orange Co., N.Y. Session Records 1851-1909 Records. Unionville. Orange Co. N. Y. Septem. 21St 1857 Session met at the call of the Moderator after Divine Service. Present. N. E. Pierson, Pastor. B. Vanfleet, P. C. Handord, Elders. Absent A. Bullock. The moderator stated that the object of the meeting was the appointed …

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Alvin Plantinga reviews Gordon Clark

[5/9/1969] The Philosophy of Gordon H. Clark, by Ronald H. Nash (Presbyterian and Reformed, 1968, 516 pp., $9.95), is reviewed by Alvin Plantinga, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California. This Festschrift in honor of Professor Gordon H. Clark contains an expanded version of his 1965 Wheaton Lectures, some twelve essays in …

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Books I read in 2019

For the third year, I’ve kept track of the books I’ve read and have chosen a favorite and least favorite. I managed to read 91 books in 2019, down considerably from last year but still a substantial number. Here are links to the previous two years: https://www.douglasdouma.com/2017/12/23/books-i-read-in-2017-and-a-favorite-declared/ https://www.douglasdouma.com/2018/10/13/rating-100-books-ive-read-this-year/ In 2019 I finished re-reading the complete …

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Unionville Church Minutes 1850-End of 1st Session Book

Session records of the Presbyterian Church of Unionville 1850. May 4. Session met by mutual agreement, having invited Revd Augustus Seward to be present + moderate this meeting. Present. Augustus Seward, Moderator, Benjamin Vanfleet + Peter C. Hanford, Elders. Absent Joseph Chandler + Alfred Bullock, Elders. The meeting was opened with prayer. Miss Eliza Ann …

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Sermon on 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 – “The Lord’s Supper”

December 8th, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Sermon Text: [1Co 11:17-34 ESV] 17 But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, …

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Unionville Church Minutes 1840-1849

Sept 25th 1840 Session met at the mutual request of the members. Opened with prayer. Present. Joseph Chandler, Alfred Bullock, Saml Van Fleet. Elders. And Revd. A. O. Peloubet who was chosen standing Modr. Session appointed Brothers, Bullock, Peloubet to wait upon Mssrs. Joseph Chandler and Middaugh; also upon Mr. James A. Smith and Miss …

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Sermon on John 8:12-20 – “The Light of the World is Jesus”

December 1st, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Sermon Text: [Jhn 8:12-20 ESV] 12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 13 So the Pharisees said to him, “You are bearing …

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What is a Reformed Theologian?

Reformed theology has been growing in popularity. More and more churches and pastors are applying the term to themselves. Like Junior says to Pappy, “people like that reform. Maybe we should get us some.” Consequently I’ve noticed that people often come to hear of Reformed theology through some popular preacher or author who has embraced …

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Sermon on John 7:53-8:11 – “The Pericope de Adultera”

November 24, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Sermon Text: [Jhn 7:53 ESV] 53 [[They went each to his own house, [Jhn 8:1-11 ESV] 1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he …

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Sermon on John 7:37-52 – “Rivers of Living Water”

November 17, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Sermon Text: [Jhn 7:37-52 ESV] 37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of …

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