It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Marcus J. Borg, renowned teacher, author and leading scholar of the historical Jesus, New Testament and contemporary Christianity, who died on January 21, 2015. An internationally revered speaker and scholar who authored or co‐authored 21 books, some which were New York Times and national bestsellers, he had planned to preach at Gables UCC this Sunday, January 25. While he won’t be with us physically, his spirit which has enveloped this congregation over the years will certainly be felt. His teachings of a reasoned faith has led us to new ways of being the church, of thinking about the deeper questions of life, and helping many of us resolve theological issues offering a deeper and more authentic relationship with God. Please join us for worship this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. as we set aside some time to remember Dr. Borg, his life, his time with us at Gables UCC, and all that he brought to us as a church community.