I hope all is well with you!
Included in this email is a YouTube video from
The Rev. John Vertigan, our Florida Conference UCC Minister. I’m sharing it with you because I think his message is very timely and important. I encourage each one of you to watch the video. I find it encouraging that, even as Rev. John recognizes and names the many current situations and crises in our world that are causes of grave concern, he sees the local church as more important than ever. In that there is hope.
He challenges each of us to take whatever action we can to become involved in participation and advocacy for justice in areas from voting rights to environmental action. The Florida Conference has created new ministries to address these areas. Interested individuals and churches can contact the FL Conference to participate. Rev. John’s invitation, “Help Your faith come alive!” is one that CCC will endeavor to answer with a powerful “YES” as we brainstorm ideas for our mission outreach and justice ministry in 2022.
Please pray for Christ to lead us in using the special gifts and resources of our congregation to be faithful in this time and place. Share your thoughts and dreams with each other and with me, please. As I often say, “There’s a lot of work to be done in the world!” Let’s have the joy of doing it together!
In Christ’s love,