Advent is Coming

Start Planning Now for a Sacred Advent

Though it is only early October 27, the Worship & Spiritual Life Committee is busy planning a special Advent season. Advent begins in one month on Sunday, Nov. 27. (Advent is the season of preparation leading up to Christmas.)

A very special devotional Advent calendar will be available to folks in the church and beyond. Visit for a hint about what we have planned. You will be able to pick up your calendar at the church. If you’re not able to do so,  let Jude Berray or Tim Graves know and we’ll get it to you.

Neighbors in Need: No Child Should Go to Bed Hungry


Neighbors in Need: No Child Should Go to Bed Hungry

Our annual collection for the UCC Neighbors in Need Special Offering will be collected on Sunday, Oct. 30. Neighbors in Need supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries(JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants. The emphasis this year is on child hunger concerns.

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Praying for Our Nation

A service of meditation and prayer for our nation will be held at the Condon United Church of Christ at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday,  October 23. “This election has been particularly harsh and divisive. Whatever happens, we will need to come together as one people after election day,” says Rev. Tim Graves, UCC pastor.9012402-large

The service will not be about particular issues or candidates. It will be a time to be with the divine praying, lifting up intentions for wisdom, and guidance in our decision making. “Though we are unapologetically followers of Jesus at the UCC, we will incorporate sacred and secular readings from multiple faith traditions in addition to the Bible,” says Graves.  “We will focus on the human unity the One dreams for us.”
Questions about the service can be directed to the pastor at or 541-256-0565. Please leave a message if the voice mail picks up.

What is Member?

“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.” ― Ani DiFranco

We have many parts in one body, but the parts don’t all have the same function.  In the same way, though there are many of us, we are one body in Christ, and individually we belong to each other. – Romans 12:4-5 CEB

The Church Council is reviewing and working to update our church bylaws and constitution. Changes are being tackled piece by piece and will likely take over a year. The first proposed revision is about what constitutes membership in the Condon United Church of Christ.

Please read, pray, & reflect on the discussion document and come to Church Council on Wednesday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m. All friends, members,  and others are encouraged to be a part of this important discussion.

You may read the discussion document and download a copy on the church website: or pick up a paper copy at the church or request one be mailed to you.