Describing my call to ministry is rather challenging for me!

Dear Congregation, February blessings to you! This Sunday our focus scripture in worship is Luke 5:1-11, one of the accounts of Jesus’ call to the fishermen who will become his disciples as he begins his public ministry. This concept of “call and response” is foundational in authorizing persons for ministry in the United Church of […]

This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Dear Congregation, I hope you are having a meaningful and beautiful Advent. This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent already. Advent has gone by quickly, as it always does. Andy, Antonia, and Anasofia Godley-Juarez will light the LOVE candle on the Advent Wreath. The poinsettias will have arrived to beautify the Sanctuary. And…a lovely […]

It looks and smells like Christmas is coming now at church!

Dear Congregation, Advent Greetings to each of you! We began the season of Advent at CCC with the Hanging of the Greens in worship last Sunday.  We were reminded of the symbolic meaning for Christians of the decorations we use—the Advent wreath, evergreens, bells, mistletoe, crimsons, poinsettias, holly, and the manger. The Sanctuary is looking […]