Category Archives: Church News

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 […]

I hope each of you is doing well and adapting to our current reality of physical social distancing during this coronavirus pandemic time.

Dear Congregation, I hope each of you is doing well and adapting to our current reality of physical social distancing during this coronavirus pandemic time. One of the ways I’ve found myself adapting is by taking advantage of the video technology offered through Zoom Video Communications. I would imagine many of you are also using […]

CCC has many things to consider before our congregation is ready to resume any type of worship as a group on church property.

Dear Congregation, In looking back at my calendar, I realize that we’ve not been together in the CCC Sanctuary for worship since March 8th, over two months ago! On that day, when we skipped the physical Passing of the Peace, had Communion using large pieces of bread, and refrained from shaking hands or hugging  in […]

Please know that I’m thinking about you and pray that you are doing well in this continuing time of pandemic separation.

Dear Congregation, Please know that I’m thinking about you and pray that you are doing well in this continuing time of pandemic separation. I want to thank Daniel Best for his faithful checking of the church property and Michelle Simon, our Administrative Assistant, who has taken on the task of producing this e-newsletter. I also […]

After worship I love seeing your names showing you’ve signed in when the service was being live-streamed on Facebook and reading your comments.

Dear Congregation, We are now in the season of Easter after celebrating, remotely again from my living room, a joyous Easter Sunday. After worship I love seeing your names showing you’ve signed in when the service was being live-streamed on Facebook and reading your comments. I continue to be grateful to Jay Harrigan and Graham […]

In our Maundy Thursday service this evening we will focus again on Jesus’ new commandment to “love one another even as I have loved you”.

Dear Congregation, As I write this on Maundy Thursday, we are, of course, still living under the “Safe at Home” order during the coronavirus pandemic. I pray you are all doing well, as we weather this storm together, trusting that God is with us. One of the very down-to-earth ways this has affected my daily […]

Safe at Home

Dear Congregation, As you know, we Floridians are now under the governor’s “Safe at Home” order, made in response to the coronavirus pandemic we’re experiencing. Being mindful of this current reality, worship this Palm Sunday, and into the foreseeable future, will be live-streamed on our Facebook page from my apartment in Bay Harbor Islands. As […]

A word from Pastor Candy!

Dear Church,   ……….It was good to be together in worship with you last Sunday as we shared our first live-streaming of an entire service on Facebook! Thanks so much to Daniel Best, Graham Bryan, and Jay Harragin pooling their gifts of technical expertise, music-making, and expressive reading, joining with me to help make it happen! I […]