Join us inside our church sanctuary for Christmas Eve worship with a concert beginning at 7pm and our candlelight worship beginning at 7:30pm. Please wear masks. O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see you lie!Above your deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by;Yet in your dark streets shines forth the everlastingContinue Reading

Here’s our Advent Prayer for this coming Sunday: Ah Holy One, in this season of Advent,we wait for you to break into our worlds, unexpectedly.Help us to stay awake, to be aware, to hope against hope.We pray for your peace in this worldwhen You will settle things fairly between nations, and make things right betweenContinue Reading

Plan to join us on Saturday, December 18 at 1pm on our church west lawn (on Pawnee Avenue) for a time of singing Christmas Carols. Folks are excited as this was something that many people missed last year at the height of the pandemic. Plan to bring your lawn chairs. Danny White has several storiesContinue Reading

To discover the story of the pink candle, we first have to look at the origins of the season and the wreath. Until Advent was instituted toward the end of the fifth century, the only season Christians observed was Lent. As preparation for Christmas, the Church established Advent in the spirit of Lent–as a seasonContinue Reading

For Luke’s audience, the presence of war, the destruction of the temple and the daily indignities of living under occupied rule did not feel as if the promises of God had been fulfilled. Yet, Zechariah’s song announces that God is trustworthy, and the promises of God will be fulfilled. That the fulfillment is coming isContinue Reading

In today’s culture, Halloween is second only to Christmas with decorations and parties. This year, with Halloween on Sunday, churches across the country have struggled with when are we recognizing “All Saints’ Day” and “All Hallowed Eve.” We have opted to fully embrace All Hallowed Eve as our All Saints Day. Here’s some background informationContinue Reading

Webinars on becoming anOpen and Affirming Congregation As our congregation explores the opportunity and feasibility of becoming an “Open and Affirming” congregation within the UCC, these online webinars would be valuable resources for our examining these issues. We have purchased a congregational “season pass” for our participation. You can watch these webinars at home, orContinue Reading