Category Archives: Church News

Did you know that the noun “Christmas” is not in the Bible?

Dear Congregation, My first career, in my three-career life, was as an English teacher. I majored in English at Kent State University because I love literature. I knew that I’d be teaching grammar and writing too, of course, but I didn’t realize what a difficult time many of my students would have learning the basic […]

The theme of this year’s Christmas Fund is “The Light is Surely Coming”

Dear Congregation, I recently received a certificate with sincere thanksgiving to CCC from the United Church Board for Ministerial Assistance in recognition of the congregation’s generous and faithful support of the 2017 Christmas Fund. Did you realize that last year your gifts to the Christmas Fund totaled $1,569!!! I think that’s really amazing for a […]

Christmas Announcements

NEXT Sunday, December 16th we will have our traditional Christmas Caroling at Eastridge and a few other places in the vicinity. After the 10:30 a.m. service we will have a light pot-luck lunch and then we will head to Eastridge at around 1:30 p.m.  All are welcome!! Christmas Eve, December 24th at 6 p.m. Celebrate the Birth of the […]

I invite you to do your part in praying and working for peace and justice this Advent.

Dear Congregation, When my grandson Connor was three years old, he absolutely loved everything to do with construction. Bob the Builder was his hero. Connor’s genuine ACE Hardware tool bench,( which he received as a reward for being potty trained!), was his prized possession. When he’d  come to visit me, he was in heaven when I set […]

As a Christian, the “Holiday Traditions” I encourage focus on CHRIST-mas, doing that which reminds us of the one whose birth it is we celebrate.

Dear Congregation, I received a piece of mail recently that really made me think. It’s a colorful catalog of children’s gifts featuring all kinds of lovely holiday presents. Notice I said “holiday” because that is the title in big white letters on the catalog’s cover, “HOLIDAY TRADITIONS”.  In tiny, hard to see, red letters under […]

Did you know that this coming Sunday, November 25th, is the last Sunday of the year???

Dear Congregation, Did you know that this coming Sunday, November 25th, is the last Sunday of the year??? The church year, that is! Yes, the church year is different from the secular year which begins on New Year’s Day, January 1st. The church year begins on the first Sunday of Advent, which this year falls on […]

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 […]