Category Archives: Church News

This Sunday’s worship service will focus on Thanksgiving also as we look ahead to the holiday next week.

Dear Congregation, I very much enjoyed sharing the church’s annual Thanksgiving potluck with you last Sunday! I think it’s a very nice tradition, not only because of the great food, but because of the opportunity we had to sit down family-style to a festive meal and talk about holiday plans, traditions, and our daily lives. […]

Veterans Day falls on Sunday, November 11th this year, so in worship we will take the opportunity to thank our veterans for their service.

Dear Congregation, Veterans Day falls on Sunday, November 11th this year, so in worship we will take the opportunity to thank our veterans for their service. It is also the 100thanniversary of the Armistice following World War I. I can only imagine how happy that day was, as the free world rejoiced that the Great War […]

Combined Worship Times This Fall

FOR YOUR ADVANCE PLANNING: Church Council announces that on Sunday, November 25th and on Sunday, December 30th there will be only ONE worship service to be held at 10 a.m. in the Garden Chapel. This will provide an opportunity for the whole congregation to come together to share in worship and fellowship. Chairs with backs will be provided […]

As you know Christ Congregational Church is in a time of transition.

Dear Congregation, As you know Christ Congregational Church is in a time of transition. You are being served by an Interim Minister who was called to do specific work with the congregation prior to the calling of a settled pastor. As an important part of that process, members of a Transition Team have been selected […]

A letter to the UCC Family of Faith: We can’t let evil prevail

A letter to the UCC Family of Faith: We can’t let evil prevail This call to action comes from the Conference Minister of the Penn Northeast Conference UCC, with the affirmation of the denomination’s National Officers and the Rev. David Ackerman, Conference Minister of the Penn West Conference UCC. The news over the past weeks […]

Saints are like salt and light, flavoring, changing that to which they are added for the better, lighting a sometimes dark world with love.

Dear Congregation, Thursday, November 1st is All Saints’ Day. In worship on November 4th we’ll sing the hymn “I Sing a Song of the Saints of God” which celebrates, not only saints from the past, some of them Biblical figures, but lifts up the idea that saints were and are those people who, because they love God, live that love in […]

The images this summer of children being torn from their families at the US-Mexico border rendered our hearts and called us to action.

Dear Congregation, I want to share with you an opportunity for action that was presented to those of us attending the Florida Conference Annual Gathering last week.  Keynote Presenter, The Rev. Dr. David Vásquez-Levy, President of the Pacific School of Religion, let us know of action we can take as concerned individuals. I have already posted my […]

It is a wonderful thing, of course, to live in a democracy where we have the privilege of voting.

Dear Congregation, We are now in the season of fall, which seems to have come rather suddenly, for here in Florida  we sometimes seem to be in endless summer! We recognize fall’s arrival, not by turning leaves, but by Halloween decorations for sale in the stores and heavier traffic as the snowbirds return. But we […]