Mar
17
11:30 AM11:30

Pancake breakfast

Immediately following our St Patrick’s day service, we warmly welcome all to gather for our annual Lenten season pancake brunch in the fellowship hall. Sausage and pancakes will be in abundance, bring your appetite and if your feel like it, some fruit to share.

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Mar
7
to Apr 11

Souper Lenten Book Study

Each Thursday during Lent, we will be meeting for soup and lively discussion centered around two books: “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz and “Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life” by Richard Rohr.

“The Four Agreements” is a personal growth/self-help book “based on ancient Toltec wisdom” and “offers a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.”

“Falling Upward” offers an examination whereas “most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite.”

This is an open invitation to all, please consider joining us.

Updates with additional details to come.

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Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Lenten Book Study

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The Remarkable Ordinary” by Frederick Buechner

Thursday Evening:   March 29

At 6:00 p.m.

The Christian life is a pilgrimage of faith.  As the wise man says, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”   And yet for many, taking that first step can be very intimidating.  In his book,

 In “The Remarkable Ordinary: How to Stop, Look and Listen to Life,” Presbyterian pastor and teacher Fred Buechner offers some guidelines for the road.  In fact, before we take the first step forward, we need only observe what’s around us.  The bird calling in the distance, the wind rustling in the leaves overhead, the quirky and unique people that we meet … every day we are in touch with the Divine if we but “stop, look and listen.” 

I have had the opportunity to be in Fred’s company a number of times in my ministry. He has been perhaps the most influential teacher in my own faith journey.  So, I invite you to join me as we meet every other Thursday throughout Lent  to study this delightful book.

Our final meeting  is March 29. We gather at 6:00 p.m. for a soup supper and discussion that will conclude around 7:30 p.m.

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Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Lenten Book Study

Frederick Buechner

Frederick Buechner

The Remarkable Ordinary” by Frederick Buechner

Thursday Evenings:  March 15 and March 29

At 6:00 p.m.

The Christian life is a pilgrimage of faith.  As the wise man says, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”   And yet for many, taking that first step can be very intimidating.  In his book,

 In “The Remarkable Ordinary: How to Stop, Look and Listen to Life,” Presbyterian pastor and teacher Fred Buechner offers some guidelines for the road.  In fact, before we take the first step forward, we need only observe what’s around us.  The bird calling in the distance, the wind rustling in the leaves overhead, the quirky and unique people that we meet … every day we are in touch with the Divine if we but “stop, look and listen.” 

I have had the opportunity to be in Fred’s company a number of times in my ministry. He has been perhaps the most influential teacher in my own faith journey.  So, I invite you to join me as we meet every other Thursday throughout Lent  to study this delightful book.

Our next meeting is March 15. We gather at 6:00 p.m. for a soup supper and discussion that will conclude around 7:30 p.m.

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Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Sunday, December 24

5:00 p.m.

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At the magical twilight hour, we gather to hear the story of Jesus’ birth.  Our traditional service of lessons and carols will include special music.   The anthems will be the traditional “Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming and Donald Besig’s haunting “Advent Carol."  The evening offertory will Felix Mendelssohn’s “Song Without Words with Carlos Avila on piano and Mihai Marica on cello.

Rev Garren will deliver a short meditation, entitled “Comfort and Joy.”

It is a joyous, yet reflective hour, guaranteed to put you and the entire family in that Christmas spirit.

There will be no morning service.

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Dec
10
11:30 AM11:30

Christmas Luncheon

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Christmas Luncheon

Sunday,  December 10

You are invited to share a full Christmas Feast

Following our Service of Worship (10:30 a.m.)

As we welcome

UCC Regional Minister Michael Ciba 

And celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent!!

A grilled Turkey will be prepared

Members and friends are asked to bring the “trimmings”

Share one of your favorite Christmas side dishes with us.

 

Please feel free to bring your favorite vintage wine

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