“’If you are more fortunate than others, it is better that you should build a longer table, than a taller fence.’ To me, the simplicity and eloquence of this apparently anonymous quote sums up my experience serving in Florida with UCC Disaster Ministries on a hurricane recovery volunteer work team.” – Commentary by Scott Smiley Continue reading
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Starting May 17th, James Leitner will begin a journey backpacking across country to help raise money for the Philadelphia Serengeti Alliance. All donation will go towards repairing broken wells and training communities how to maintain them in the Mara Region of Tanzania.
James will be here in Charlotte on Tuesday June 13th. Continue reading
Each spring, the Outreach board organizes helpers to clean up yards for congregants and community members who need it. These volunteers, armed only with rakes, shovels, and the occasional wood-splitter, ventured forth during the first two weeks of April to tame … Continue reading
First Congregational-UCC of Charlotte once again hosted a table inside the main tent of the second annual Michigan Nordic Fire Festival that was held February 24-26 in Charlotte. Our hot cocoa warmed many visitors seeking shelter from the cold wind … Continue reading
Thanks for VOTING The votes have been counted, and the final tallies are shown below. The planning committee has started meeting to incorporate your priorities that were established into design proposals. WHAT’S NEXT? The next meeting will be held in the annex … Continue reading
Another Fesrival of Trees has come and gone. We had a wonderful time. Thanks to everyone who participated. We were able to raise $1980 for Eaton Clothing and Furniture Center. They will be providing lots of boots for children in need. Continue reading
We have been handed a gift. Calming the frightened, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked – that’s us paying attention. This family is an oasis of unconditional love blinking against a thickening fog of hate and intolerance. Instead of thinking that we need to find ourselves to find more people like ourselves, perhaps we only need to ask others for help being ourselves. Continue reading
With the support of the congregation, Bill and Carol Yerkes collected about $1450 and donated 132 warm coats to Siren Shelter and Eaton Clothing and Furniture Center for families this winter. Thank you for making the 2016 Coat Drive a success!
Join us for a deeper view. Join us to learn about how the Apostolic Father, Polycarp was like Thomas Jefferson, how Vespasian Caesar, the first of the Flavian Dynasty, was like Dwight D. Eisenhower and how the Church in his time resembled the Civil Rights movement in the late 1950s. Learn the diversity of thought in the first 10 centuries of Christianity and how patterns cycle through time. Tuesdays 6:30pm in the annex. Continue reading
Rain and wind didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of walkers and runners who participated in the first annual 5K Trash Walk on May 14 to raise funds for the Charlotte Area Recycling Authority.
Our members contributed almost $300 to this cause. In addition, our Outreach Board voted to donate another $100 (see picture). The event raised over $2,000. Continue reading