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“A Place at the Table” One nation underfed. Really? Many of us don’t think of the U.S. as the land of the underfed. In this era of the expanding waistlines, we hear far more concern about obesity than we do … Continue reading

The Church as Educators group is hosting a new Lenten event this year. We’ve invited some talented members and friends of the church to show you how to make a signature dish: March 6th : Gluten-free Vegan Banana Bread, by … Continue reading

Trees get old, as we all do.  The alternative to choosing to cut them down is they may fall down, die, ruin something or continue to litter branches and make a mess.  January 14, 2020  the old oak on the … Continue reading

Honoring our O&A commitment and in keeping with the initiative creating Black History Week and Black History month Dr. Ron Field led us in discussion that was thoughtful and well attended. Watch for future dates and continued sessions on Black History as we follow this journey into discovery of how to “Be the Church”, acknowledging our prejudices and heritage. Continue reading

We have finished the Local Church Profile (LCP) and have submitted a single page listing for posting on the UCC Ministerial Opportunities website. With this posting will be a link to an amazing 8 minute long clip put together by Matt of pictures of our church, congregation and the gamut of activities in which we are involved. We will show it in the Sanctuary prior to the prelude during the next 3 Sundays. Continue reading

The long awaited coffee cup/juice glass rack is here.  The rack will replace the kiosk in the Bess Fulton Room and also provide storage for people to store their drinking vessels for reuse.  The Green Team organized and encourages this project to cut down on the use of plastic and styrofoam at Coffee Hour.  Join us January 12 and share your story of your favorite mug.  This will be a fun way to learn more about your church family AND help the environment at the same time. Continue reading

As part of the Birthday Club Fundraiser idea, where members with birthdays in individual months come up with a fundraiser to benefit the general fund and offset any shortfalls in the budget, Rinckeys (both born in June) hosted another successful … Continue reading

Here’s the massive truth everyone is avoiding. In the 4th Century one enclave of Christianity made a deal with Caesar. They exchanged the teachings of Jesus for a mythical Greek Christ. Join us at anypoint in our journey with Curt into Historical study of Christianity and our faith growth. Continue reading

It began as The Mitten Tree. Outreach Board wished to keep the giving tree concept growing. January collection will be sheets and towels, February we are requesting jeans, especially large and small sizes. In March we plan to once again assemble shoeboxes of games, toys, small individual wrapped snacks for our “Shoebox Ministry”.  Shoe boxes are entertainment for children not lucky enough for a family vacation over spring break.  Continue reading