Posts from 2015

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The Holiday Season

by FirstUCC

The holiday season is a time that reminds us of our many blessings and we at First Church have been blessed indeed with a wonderful staff that serves us year round.  We are also blessed with many volunteers who give the gift of their time not only during the season but year round.  A special […]

From the Pastor’s Pen – December 2015

by FirstUCC

As I begin this message, I wish to thank the congregation for your participation in this community of faith known as First United Church of Christ, where we are determined to keep Christ’s hope alive!  It seems that everywhere we look a time of great unrest, death and killing, power struggles and violations of peace […]

From The Pastor’s Pen – June 2015

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Thanks and Appreciation in God’s World Try to imagine this: A family is sitting at the dinner table and the children thank mother and father for their dedication in serving of the needs of the family. Thank you mom, for the really great meals, the clean home and clothes that we value so highly. Mom and Dad, thank […]

Time to Retire

by FirstUCC

Your poet has decided that it’s time to take a rest. Your comments all have made me feel as though I have been blest. But lately, it just seems to be a really daunting task. I feel, at times, I’m hiding here behind a “smiling mask.” At last count, it’s been forty-plus. I really am […]

Pastor Susan’s Reflections – June 2015

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I recently read an article written by Emily Heath, senior pastor at a Congregational Church in New Hampshire. In it she recalled that during the late 1990’s, the phrase “What would Jesus do?” was all the rage. Her seminary professor asked her an alternate question. Instead of asking “What Would Jesus Do?” ask “Does it glorify God?” That set […]

Pastor Susan’s Reflections – May 2015

by FirstUCC

When Al was hospitalized last month, we experienced this commandment in action. His roommate was an elderly Mennonite man. His wife stayed by his side day and night and his grown children and his young grandchildren came frequently to visit. The love of this family was tangible, it filled the room. As we entered the room, we exchanged polite nods […]

Wow!!

by FirstUCC

At eighty-six, don’t need a fix To get me up and movin’. Though, there are times, I will admit, I just don’t feel “like groovin’. So, I’ll just sit, relax a bit, And watch the world go by. Sometimes it’s only strolling, Sometimes it really flies. But either way, I know His hand Is firmly […]

Yard Sale & Bake Sale – May 2nd

by FirstUCC

Come to church on Saturday beginning at 9AM and look over the many yard sale and white elephant items we have to offer as well as a wonderful selections of baked goods. Who knows what surprises you will find?

From the Pastor’s Pen – May 2015

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Confirmation Tops the List On Sunday May 24, 2015 we will celebrate the Festival of Pentecost. This tradition of the Church remembers the gift of the Holy Spirit and its founding or “birthday”. Our traditional text for that day is Acts 2: 1-21. With the gift of the Holy Spirit, the foundations are shaken and […]

Pastor Susan’s Reflections – April 2015

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Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in  springtime.    Martin Luther There is a children’s book, The Parable of the Lily, in which a child receives a present. When opened, it is a dried-up, shriveled bulb. The child is very disappointed and angrily tosses the bulb to […]