Pastor’s Message

“When I give to the church…”

by Lisa

marchГ© de la rencontre en ligne 2015 During my first year in seminary I attended a local Methodist church weekly.  The pastor gave thoughtful and well-delivered sermons.  The music, though not overwhelming, had a certain sense of beauty and devotion to it.  The fellowship was strong – intergenerational, interracial.   The piety, for lack of a better word, was strong too.  People cared […]

Do Politics Belong in Church?

by Lisa

pop over to this site The details are a little foggy, but I think I was listening to NPR.  They were having a discussion with the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention around what seemed like a softening, or at least a shift, in its approach to politics.  President Greear acknowledged that the convention’s religious values had in the […]

“That Which Is Broken, Shall Be Made Whole Again!”

by Lisa

http://mariechristinedesign.com/?misleno=musique-dans-rencontre-du-3eme-type&db5=23 While under the influence of drugs in the afternoon of October 6 a motorist lost control of his faculties, driving through our church lot and across our lawn, crashing through the large church sign that welcomes our community to worship.  Fortunately, Trumbull police and emergency medical personnel rushed to the scene, saving the driver who […]

Pastor’s Message….

by Lisa

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“Why I Give to the Church”?

by Lisa

site rencontre japonaise gratuit When my grandmother lived out her final days and then passed away in the early hours of the morning the pastor of our church was very present to us, gathering us around my grandmother in prayer and later leading us in an intimate memorial service that honored her life and committed her into God’s hands. […]

A message from our Pastor…

by Lisa

Recommended Site A guiding principle of my faith is that in Jesus Christ God has overcome all that might separate us from God. To paraphrase theologian Karl Barth, Jesus Christ is God’s “yes” to a humanity that has said “no” to God.  Of course, this “yes” was “in the beginning with God,” as the Gospel of John […]

Notes from Pastor Tim……….

by Lisa

I enjoy listening to TED Talks while I’m at the gym. I heard one the other day from Emily Esfahani Smith about the pursuit of happiness, which struck me as being particularly useful, especially as we think about the role of Church in our lives. Smith suggests that while many of us think of happiness […]

Sign up for your Portrait Appointment for our New Directory !

by Lisa

It’s time!  Please sign up for a quick photo session.  In-person sign-ups will be in the Round Room on Sunday June 4.  Online sign-ups are now  available on weekdays.  Sittings will be held on June 23 & 24.  All members and regular attendees are encouraged to participate. The link is  below – please call Lisa […]

Notes from Pastor Tim……….

by Lisa

“Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image.’” – Genesis 3:26   “Church shopping” is a term that church leaders often frown upon. It’s the practice of visiting multiple churches in order to find the right fit before settling on the one that you plan to consider your own.  I’m not as negative […]

Pastor’s Message – July, 2016

by Lisa

I was talking with another UCC minister today. It seems that neither of us is completely in tune with what we perceive to be the main thrust of the UCC’s vision for the future of the church; that is: social justice.  We both noted how it can feel a bit wrong to admit such a […]