Author: First Congregational UCC

26
May

Therefore… – United Church of Christ

The end of everything has come. Therefore… – 1 Peter 4:7 (CEB) In the past few months, blogposts, think pieces, and memes have offered both recommendations and explanations for human behavior during the new abnormal of pandemic response. We list our Netflix favorites, or share our accomplishments, or fuss at people handling things differently, or

26
May

Colorado church collects a half-ton in drive-in donations

Members of a Colorado congregation worshipping virtually for the last eight weeks took the opportunity to “be the church” in the parking lot on Sunday morning, hosting a drive-in food collection drive to support a ministry partner in Colorado Springs. “What a fantastic day it was,” said the Rev. Anne Cubbage, pastor of Broadmoor Community

25
May

Why Bother?

Sometimes we do too much. Sometimes we do too little. When Covid-19 is but a faint memory, I wonder what story we will tell about ourselves. Source link

25
May

Arizona church partners with community organizing group to offer aid to undocumented neighbors

A United Church of Christ pastor and his Flagstaff, Ariz., congregation are proof that the church is not the building. Despite the challenges of online worship and ministry during social distancing, First Congregational Church of Flagstaff is working with community partners to make life a little easier for scores of their undocumented neighbors who are ineligible

23
May

God Is Still Sleeping – United Church of Christ

Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and

22
May

No Good Christians – United Church of Christ

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God – not the result of good works, so that no one may boast.” – Ephesians 2:8 (NRSV) I sometimes hear people say that Christianity is all about being a good person, or becoming