From Rev. Ellen Jennings

The ongoing roller coaster of Winter 2017 continues…

This week we experienced the weather go from a spring-like 72 to a wintry 32 degrees (in one day!).  And we saw the confirmation of Betsy DeVos, an Education Secretary who both disavows public education and has little understanding of the importance of federal law in protecting disabled or low income students.  Meanwhile, my son Nicholas, a young man on the autism spectrum, finished high school and began a training program at the Sunflower Bakery, an organization that celebrates the potential of those who have disabilities, while providing the special training they need to succeed.  www.sunflowerbakery.org

I believe the arc of the moral universe still bends towards justice. CONTINUE READING

A Warm Welcome to All

Please join us for worship Sundays at 10:30 am. We offer childcare and Sunday School for all ages and welcome all to our lively Coffee Hour following the service. Here’s what’s happening in the life of our congregation:

Many Ways to Pray, Tuesdays through 2/28 (Tues)— Join fellow spiritual seekers in the parlor for a continued exploration of the many forms of contemplative prayer from 7 to 8:15 pm. We’ll practice silent and guided prayer, share discussion, and engage in intercessory prayer for ourselves, our neighbors and the world. CONTINUE READING

From Our Moderator

Evangelism? Part I

At a recent meeting, our crackerjack Communications Committee strategized a bit about reaching out to our community, particularly with the goal of attracting potential members. That led to a discussion of — shudder — evangelism, often a dirty word for churches like ours. It conjures up images of threats of hell, social pressure, conservative politics, and fervent altar calls, the kinds of things many of us came to the UCC to avoid. CONTINUE READING

We Are Open & Affirming

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No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.