Category Archives: Church News

I imagine most of us have been fearful at some time in our lives because of scary weather predictions or actual events.

Dear Congregation,  Well, we were blessed to be spared by Hurricane Isaias last week-end after we cancelled worship out of concern for its predicted arrival. Please keep those further north who weren’t so fortunate in your prayers. I imagine most of us have been fearful at some time in our lives because of scary weather […]

Greetings to each of you as we are on the cusp of entering into the new month of August in this memorable year of 2020

Dear Congregation,  Greetings to each of you as we are on the cusp of entering into the new month of August in this memorable year of 2020. I hope you are doing well, as we await news of whether Tropical Storm Isaias will be coming our way this weekend! I imagine that many of you […]

I got a nice surprise that brought me joy last night when I checked my mailbox!

Dear Congregation, Greetings! As we approach the last Sunday in July, I hope and pray that all is well with you. I find myself wishing that time would go faster so we’d be closer to the end of 2020 when a vaccine for Covid-19 will, hopefully, have become available. Then I remember my mother’s words, […]

Proud of my daughter Jory Thomas winning first place in the ‘Run Bay Harbor’ community race, January 2020!

Dear Congregation, Greetings, as we approach our eighteenth Sunday of virtually worshipping together through live streaming on Facebook. I was surprised at that large number when I counted those services up on my calendar! Our first Facebook service was on March 22nd, after the previous Sunday’s worship was abruptly cancelled because of Covid-19 concerns, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]