Room for Everyone at the UCC

Join us Christmas Eve for Christmas Karaoke (singing, food, & games) at 6:00 followed by Candlelight Worship at 8:00.

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Advent as Fire

Advent as Fire

first-advent-candle“Advent, like its cousin Lent, is a season for prayer and reformation of our hearts. Since it comes at winter time, fire is a fitting sign to help us celebrate Advent…If Christ is to come more fully into our lives this Christmas, if God is to become really incarnate for us, then fire will have to be present in our prayer. Our worship and devotion will have to stoke the kind of fire in our souls that can truly change our hearts. Ours is a great responsibility not to waste this Advent time.” Edward Hays, A Pilgrim’s Almanac

The Prophet Speaks

The Prophet Speaks

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Our journey to Bethlehem begins today with a word from the prophets. Speaking to another people in another place and time, the prophet Isaiah speaks anew to those who follow Jesus. Just as the prophet gives voice to the hope of God to the Israelites of the past, he gives hope to us in a new era filled with new challenges and fears. Hear the words anew! Hear the still speaking God’s through our holy scriptures.

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light. On those living in a pitch-dark land, light has dawned.” Isaiah 9:2 CEB