Pastor’s Message

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Giving Gladly

by trumbullcc

“You should each give, then, as you have decided, not with regret or out of sense of duty; for God loves the one who gives gladly.” 2 Cor. 9:7 These words are on the reverse side of a new “Offering Card” that we’ve placed in the pew pockets at church. Seeing the card at another […]

What’s a Church For?

by trumbullcc

The UCC continues to fascinate me. Or, maybe the fascination has more to do with the readings that I’m attempting to keep up with for the UCC History, Theology, and Polity course that I’m taking. The theme that keeps emerging is the denomination’s serious wrestling with questions of ecclesiology: How is The Church defined? What […]

The Leftovers

by trumbullcc

I hear that there tend to be two fairly defined groups of viewers of the new HBO series, The Leftovers.  There are those who have no interest in the drama or in the characters.  And there are those who find the series’ theme with all its mysteries and accompanying storylines of the confused and coping […]

Be Gentle

by Pastor Tim

Be gentle. Those two words make up one of the most important life lessons that I am still learning to live by. Be gentle. It is good practical advice simply for the sake of maintaining happy working relationships with people. I have, on many occasions, felt deeply annoyed at another person’s mistake only to find […]

Pastor’s Message – A “successful” church

by Pastor Tim

“Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles…  And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.” – Acts 2:42&47 A colleague of mine serves at a large church on 60th and Park Ave. in Manhattan.  When a visiting preacher inquired about […]

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