Hurricane Irma Check List

Hurricane Basics What Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over the water and move toward land. Threats from hurricanes include high winds, heavy rainfall, storm surge, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, and tornadoes. These large storms are called typhoons in the North Pacific Ocean and cyclones in other parts of the world. Where […]

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday, August 25 as a Category 4 hurricane with 130 mile per hour winds. The storm is causing widespread flooding and significant damage across southern Texas and Louisiana as the slow moving storm drops several feet of water throughout the region. UCC Disaster Ministries continues to monitor the situation […]

These are stressful and worrisome times in which we live!

Dear Members and Friends, Hatred can rot away at a person’s intelligence and conscience.  Enemy mentality will poison the spirit of a nation, incite cruel mortal struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and hinder a nation’s progress toward freedom and democracy.                            […]

The Wilderness is a challenging reality!

Dear Members and Friends, How to Recognize GraceIt takes you by surpriseIt comes in odd packagesIt sometimes looks like lossOr mistakesIt acts like rainOr like a seedIt’s both reliable and unpredictableIt’s not what you were aiming atOr what you thought you deservedIt supplies what you needNot necessarily what you wantIt grows you upAnd lets you […]

For most of us, ever since we walked into that 1st Grade Classroom and began feeling the pressure of being “evaluated!”

Dear Members and Friends, God does not love some ideal person, but rather human beings just as we are, not some ideal world, but rather the real world. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 20th century In the reflection last week about listening I mentioned how author Diane Musho Hamilton suggests that listening and meditation have a lot in common.  […]