Dale Thompson and Maggie Sebastian look at displays in the exhibit area. Maggie is looking at the “Coming Out As A Person of Faith” multimedia project.
Something Different Sunday is almost upon us again. It will be like the last time in that we will worship in a different space. It will be like last time in that we will worship interactively. It will be different from last time in that there will be a sermon — a VERY SHORT sermon — followed by Talk Back. Yep, you heard that right. This is your opportunity to respond to the scripture & the pastor’s interpretation of the scripture. You may want to read Luke 16:19-31 beforehand.
Join us at 10:30 on Sunday, September 29 at the Condon UCC!
September 22, 2013
One Shrewd Dude
What if we refused to allow the status quo in which 22% of American children live below the poverty line? What if we were shrewd enough to work together to change this instead of accepting the shrewdness of our politicians at assuring those who give them the most money get what they want?
We will explore Luke 16:1-13 on Sunday. Why would Jesus tell a parable in which dishonesty is praised?
The fifteenth was the first Sunday of the Light a Candle for Children Prayer Vigil. Following the prelude and announcements, worship began with this Hip Hop music video featuring J. Kwest, Julian DeShazier, the pastor of University Church (UCC) in Chicago.
If you missed the sermon on Sunday, you can listen to it here. The text for “Streets of the Lost” is Luke 15:1-10.
The text for Sunday is Luke 15:1-10 as we begin our focus on children in the five-weeks leading up to the Interfaith Children’s Sabbath on October 20. The sermon title is “Streets of the Lost”. Join us at 10:30 for worship.
The Annual Meeting of our Central Pacific Conference of the UCC will be in Pendleton September 27-29. A paper copy of the program is available in the narthex. It is also available online at http://www.cpcucc.org/newsite2010/newsite2010/CPCAnnualMeeting2013.html
The meeting is so close to us this year, let’s be the little congregation that took Annual Meeting by storm, maybe even in our new red t-shirts! Register now.
Bible Fridays Begins September 20
Tim Graves will lead a Bible Study Friday mornings at 10 beginning September 20. (The start was delayed by the school schedule.) This study is designed for children in grades 1 through 6. Marva Crim has agreed to assist. This will be the first opportunity for the children who received Bibles in July to use them in a formal study.
SSV Bible Study
Tim Graves will lead a Bible Study Thursday afternoons at 3 at Summit Springs Village. It began September 5 and meets each week. (It will not meet, however, on September 26.) This study is open to residents as well as other community adults.
We may also begin another online study in the near future. Please let Tim know if you’re interested.