Members & Pastor Head to Pendleton as #CPCUCCMeets

Members & Pastor Head to Pendleton as #CPCUCCMeets

Dale and Patti Thompson, Maggie Sebastian, and Tim Graves are in Pendleton this weekend for the Annual Meeting of the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ. You can be a part of your Conference — even if you’re not able to be physically present. Visit this link as the #CPCUCCMeets in Pendleton. https://twitter.com/hashtag/cpcuccmeets?f=realtime&src=hash

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Installation of Pastor Sunday

Installation of Pastor Sunday

The Condon United Church of Christ invites the community near and far to join in a Service of Installation for their pastor the Rev. Tim Graves on Sunday, June 22 at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Ordained by the UCC’s ecumenical partner the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the UCC recognizes his credentials. Though he has been serving the Condon UCC for nearly 1-1/2 years, Tim chose to pursue and has now received ministerial standing with the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ. This ritual of the UCC, confirms and celebrates the covenant between a local church and a newly called pastor and teacher and reaffirms the covenantal relationship of all the churches in the association.

Representatives of the Central Pacific Conference UCC will join us in celebrating our ministry together.

You can read the pastors bio here: https://condonucc.wordpress.com/pastor/

 

Climate Change: What Would Jesus Do?

Climate Change: What Would Jesus Do?

Boonstra-281x300The Rev. John Boonstra will facilitate an interactive sermon, “Climate Change: What Would Jesus Do?”, this Sunday, February 23 at 10:30 at the Condon United Church of Christ. Rev. Boonstra’s ministry is focused on environmental justice and climate change. The public is encouraged to participate.

“We have a biblical mandate to care for the earth and all of creation. John will help us to unpack what the Christian response to climate change ought to be,” says Tim Graves, pastor of the Condon UCC.

The Central Pacific Conference of the UCC encourages congregations to be first responders to the climate crisis. Boonstra’s leadership in worship this week is the first step in defining what the role of the Condon congregation will be. 

Rev. John Boonstra is a UCC clergyperson working on environmental justice and climate change ministry. He formerly pastored Bethel Congregational UCC in White Salmon.  Prior to that, he served for 17 years as Executive Minister for the Washington Association of Churches.  He has also done ecumenical staff work and held leadership positions for the National Council of Churches in the USA and the World Council of Churches in Geneva.

His spouse, Rev. Vicky Stifter, pastors Riverside Community Church UCC in Hood River. He has three daughters, 27, 15 and 8 years of age.

Climate Change: What Would Jesus Do?

Climate Change: What Would Jesus Do?

Boonstra-281x300The Rev. John Boonstra will facilitate an interactive sermon, “Climate Change: What Would Jesus Do?”, this Sunday, February 9 at 10:30 at the Condon United Church of Christ. Rev. Boonstra’s ministry is focused on environmental justice and climate change. The public is encouraged to participate.

“We have a biblical mandate to care for the earth and all of creation. John will help us to unpack what the Christian response to climate change ought to be,” says Tim Graves, pastor of the Condon UCC.

The Central Pacific Conference of the UCC encourages congregations to be first responders to the climate crisis. Boonstra’s leadership in worship this week is the first step in defining what the role of the Condon congregation will be. 

Rev. John Boonstra is a UCC clergyperson working on environmental justice and climate change ministry. He formerly pastored Bethel Congregational UCC in White Salmon.  Prior to that, he served for 17 years as Executive Minister for the Washington Association of Churches.  He has also done ecumenical staff work and held leadership positions for the National Council of Churches in the USA and the World Council of Churches in Geneva.

His spouse, Rev. Vicky Stifter, pastors Riverside Community Church UCC in Hood River. He has three daughters, 27, 15 and 8 years of age.

Special Offering for Philippines Relief on Sunday

Special Offering for Philippines Relief on Sunday

The Condon UCC will take a special offering for One Great Hour of Sharing on Sunday, December 1. The money will be earmarked for relief work in the Philippines following the typhoon. One Great Hour of Sharing is the refugee, relief and development offering of the United Church of Christ, which transforms lives through health, education, agricultural, and emergency relief initiatives in 138 countries. For more information visit http://www.ucc.org/oghs/ and  http://www.ucc.org/disaster/typhoon-haiyan/

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