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The beautiful sanctuary at Community Congregational Church has been decorated and is ready for our worship on the First Sunday of Advent, November 29th. Advent is the four week season leading up to Christmas. The word “advent” means coming; the Season of Advent is a time of anticipation and preparation to celebrate God’s coming in […]

Newsletter: WSC

Westside CARES News, November 24, 2015 CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS * Front Desk Reception: Answer phones, greet neighbors and other visitors, pull files, and replenish hospitality area. Wednesday or Thursday from 8:30 AM – 1 PM. Must be even tempered, able to multi task and have exceptional people skills. Training provided. * Nurses Assistant: RN needed […]


Thanksgiving and Westside CARES

Thanksgiving For Many Your contributions made a big difference with our mission in support Westside CARES (WSC). If you contributed cash, we thank you. If you would like to contribute, these contributions are still being taken, write “WSC Rolls” in the memo line. We supplied 80 bags of rolls, 4 turkeys and 4 disposable cooking […]


Getting To Know Us

Brown Bag Lunch Each Tuesday, Lower Level Fellowship Hall, 11:30 a.m. On Tuesdays in the month of December, Pastor Jim Reid is welcoming all to join together to get to know one another. These sessions are well attended and attendees all come away with a common thought: “I did not know …” This is a […]


Hand Bell Choir First Performance

Hand Bell Choir First Performance Mark Your Calendar: December 13th The newly formed Bell Choir is getting ready for their first performance. This group practices each week following Worship Service + 15 minutes. Performances are now scheduled for the month of December. The first performance by this hard working group is set for December 6th […]


December 12th Historical Sanctuary Tours

Heads Up: Sanctuary Tours by Church Docents Linda Baker, Nancy Lindley, Arlene Penman, Joanne Steeves Do you ever drive past the “CCC” (Community Congregational Church), stop at the 1910 Carnegie Library, or sit in Sunday Worship Service and wonder about the history of this church that was built in 1880 for the cost of $3,400? […]


What’s the Latest? Quilts on Silent Auction

Silent Auction Starting Bids Lowered! A reminder going out to all that the quilting group is offering many of their quilts at silent auction. The bid sheets are set up in the Fellowship Hall with photos and all of the quilts are displayed in the sanctuary. It is not too late to get your bid […]


What People Are Talking About

Christmas Arrives at Community Church Poinsettias With the help of way to many to list, this 1880 Sanctuary and the 2001 Fellowship Hall were decorated last Sunday. Just in time for the first Sunday of Advent, November 29th. If you missed all of this activity, it is not too late to enjoy the fruits of […]

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What’s The Latest?

Dec. Adult Programs, Manitou library Mon. Dec. 7th, 10-11 am  Knit One, Manitou! Everyone is invited to bring their knitting and needlework to the library.  We have free patterns and yarn.  We are working on scarves for people in need.  Yarn is provided. Wed., Dec. 16th, 4 pm  The Undercover Book Club We will discuss […]


Done! Marcus Borg’s “Meeting Jesus AGAIN For The First Time”

Thursday Women’s Study Group This group has completed the study and discussion of this book and now takes these learnings into life application. As the year comes to an end, the group will begin meetings in January, 2016 (!!!) and is tentatively looking at that first Thursday in January. At that time the next area […]

Romans 12:14 “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.”

Parking On Sundays You may have noticed that the library has several Library Diagonal Spots reserved for library use. These can be used on Sunday, when the library is closed. These spots should not be confuse with the regular Resident Parking…you will be ticketed in the Resident spots. If you are unlucky enough to get […]

Children's Story Time

Christian Education Planning Session: December 6th

Sunday December 6th there will be a “brief” meeting after church with Reverend Jim Reid, the Sunday School teachers, Vacation Bible School volunteers, and anyone who wants to or thinks they want to help with the children and youth of our church. There is a lot to look forward to.   The church has a […]


Let’s Keep The Lights On!

Pledge Drive Details! Your pledge for 2016 is important. Each year we ask that you help us plan for the coming year. Your pledge makes all the difference in this process. As you may have noticed, the progress is tracked in Fellowship Hall along with the plans for how each dollar is spent. A reminder […]

Haiku This Week

Holy Spirit filled Lovely windows and music Historic, faithful   If anyone has a Haiku or Limerick or prayer to share, please send to: webmaster@manitouchurch.org or pass to Linda O’Riley, Church Moderator


Stock It!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! While we are enjoying this special holiday, let us give thanks to all who help us along the way and give us the courage to practice our Spirituality. Dear Father, We thank you for the bounty that we receive and appreciate each day. We pray for those who are struggling along their […]


RSS UCC Daily Devotional

  • To Walk with God and One Another November 26, 2015
    Talitha Arnold Whether from 3,000 years ago or a mere 300, the covenant to walk with God and one another affirms that faith is a journey, best taken with others.
  • For Those Who Are Doing Just Fine November 25, 2015
    Quinn G. Caldwell When all is well in your world, Psalm 86 becomes a proclamation of this fact, an acknowledgement that all life is precarious.
  • Goodbye November 24, 2015
    Quinn G. Caldwell Sometime soon you'll have to say goodbye to somebody.  It's worth doing well, for it's all about faith.
  • Sides and Strays for Thanksgiving November 23, 2015
    Donna Schaper Thanksgiving Day is approaching and everyone's mind has turned to sides and strays . . . . The experimentation is all in the sides and strays.  
  • The Death of Church November 22, 2015
    Elissa Johnk I'm so tired of hearing about the impending Death of Church.
  • Lifted Up November 21, 2015
    Matt FitzgeraldJesus promised "When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people to myself."
  • A Mighty Fortress November 20, 2015
    Emily C. Heath Our hymnals have often rightly been stripped of overtly militaristic language. We are no longer Christian soldiers marching as to war.

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