Today the means of transmitting words into the wide world has expanded far beyond the now-antique tube radio of my childhood.

Dear Congregation, When I was a little girl, back in the early 50’s, our wooden Motorola console cabinet radio was the entertainment center in our home before my family got our first television. I remember very clearly the look of it.  In the middle of the tall blond wooden cabinet was the radio, topped by […]

NYE 2020: Unite Through the Extraordinary

UNITE THROUGH THE EXTRAORDINARY A Virtual GatheringJuly 25-26,2020 Although we cannot meet in person at Purdue, your ability to connect and encourage one another does not end. For UCC youth, young adults and ministry leaders in the immediate pandemic this gathering will bring us together for important conversations and activity. We will gather on July […]

Called to Freedom

Dear Congregation, Greetings! As we approach this Fourth of July weekend. I do hope and pray that all is well with you.  Our national holiday will certainly be celebrated differently this year, as pandemic precautions have ruled out gathering for fireworks viewing and for other traditional ways people celebrate, such as picnics and concerts. But […]

Get Your Tickets to View John Lewis: Good Trouble

The United Church of Christ invites you to an on demand showing of a new film on the life and work of congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis. Buy a $12 ticket to stream John Lewis: Good Trouble and $5 goes to support UCC justice ministries. Learn more about the film at johnlewisgoodtrouble.com. We know you’ll enjoy this […]

This Sunday we will celebrate Open and Affirming Sunday in worship.

Dear Congregation, This Sunday we will celebrate Open and Affirming Sunday in worship. Christ Congregational Church is proud to have been an ONA church since April 6, 2003! As a reminder of what it means to us be Open and Affirming, I share with you CCC’s Open and Affirming Statement adopted in a called Congregational […]

I would want the apostles to have a bit of flair –just a touch of showmanship.

Dear Congregation, I have two questions for you, “If you had been Jesus— had come to save the world— and could choose only twelve people to help you, who would you choose? What qualities would you look for in the people you’d call as disciples, people you’d live and travel with, and teach for three […]

In the New Testament Jesus is often moved to mercy through compassion.

Dear Congregation, I think of you often and pray that each of you is doing well in these challenging times in which we are living. I am always happy to see your names when you sign in at our Sunday Facebook live-streamed worship services,  and pray that you find them meaningful. Looking toward this coming […]

Let’s ask ourselves “Where and how is Christ’s love being shown, and by whom?

Dear Congregation, In my sermon last Sunday I said, “The Holy Spirit was sent to empower us to do the work that Christ would have us do—the work of justice and mercy and peacemaking. The church needs to trust that power and exhale intentionally, taking measures to dismantle racism against people of color.” I then […]

We celebrate Pentecost as the birthday of the Christian church.

Dear Congregation, I hope all is well with you! This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday when we’ll reflect on the coming of the Holy Spirit with power almost two thousand years ago.  We celebrate Pentecost as the birthday of the Christian church. Usually there’s even birthday cake in the Fellowship time after worship! This will be […]