Author: First Congregational UCC


The Feast at the Feeder

“Look at the birds in the sky. They don’t sow seed or harvest grain or gather crops into barns. Yet your heavenly Parent feeds them.” – Matthew 6:26 (CEB) Working from home these days, I have more time to watch the birds at my feeder: sweet chickadees, upside-down nuthatches, tufted titmice, tiny goldfinches yellowing up


We are with you – United Church of Christ

A Letter to Our Churches from the Officers of the United Church of ChristDear Friends in Christ, We send this with the magnitude of our emotions written large on the surfaces of our hearts, minds, bodies, and spirits. We feel deep pain, loss, and anguish on our collective behalf for all that we have experienced


Be Careful What You Ask For

“Therefore the Lord will give you meat. You shall eat not one day only, or two days, or five days, or ten days, or twenty days, but for a whole month – until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you.” – Numbers 11:18-20 (NRSV) As Grandma used to say, “Be careful


An Amen for the Night Help

All you servants of the Lord who minister by night in the house of the Lord … may the Lord bless you from Zion. – Psalm 134:1 & 3 (NIV) There are those among us who are within the employment category sometimes referred to as the “night help.” We seldom, if ever, see them. They