Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Is!

Easter is more than jelly beans, chocolate, and brightly colored eggs.  Easter is not just bunnies, butterflies, and baby chicks.  Easter is more than a one day celebration to proclaim God’s promise of hope and life in Jesus Christ.  Easter is about living! 
 The shouts of joy and exuberance on the first Easter give way to living in a world that is not always joyful or exuberant.   Life as a follower of Jesus is a life with people who must deal with pain, suffering, hurt, and all the other negatives of the world today and during the past centuries.  The awful things in life do not disappear with Easter.  Easter allows us to deal with those events in life in a faithful and hope-filled way.

Easter is not a once and done event.  It is an ever living; always changing way of being alive.  Easter brings hope from despair, promise from failure, and a never ending assurance of God’s presence in our life.

Easter is and life goes on.  The life that goes on does so with promise and hope because  Easter is!  


Thanks be to God!




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Sunday, March 24, 2013


Holy week 2013 has arrived!  Faith United Church of Christ extends a warm and hospitable invitation to you and all those you would invite to share in our Holy Week events.  No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, YOU are welcome here.

Join us for worship on Holy Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.  Our service will begin with the celebration of communion.  Faith United Church of Christ practices open communion so EVERYONE is welcome at God's Table.

The service will continue with Scripture Readings, candles, and hymns as we remember together the events of Holy Week leading up to Easter Morning.

Good Friday March 29, 2013 will find our church building open from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. . You are invited to come for prayer and meditation.  Several items will be provided for study and reflection during your meditation time.

Easter Sunday Worship will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31, 2013.  Why not join us?



Faith United Church of Christ is an open, affirming, accessible to all, just peace, nuclear free zone congregation.  Please explore our web pages.  Join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.  You are welcome here!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring 2013

The clocks have already been set ahead.  Spring showers have removed some of the winters snow.  A drive in the countryside reveals newborn calves and there is some warmth from the sun that makes one think that the winter is past and Spring is upon us.  Yes, I think Spring is in the Air!

Our journey through Lent continues for a few more weeks, but we know that Easter will soon arrive.  The promise of new life revealed in God's gift of Jesus is ours in all seasons. Let's celebrate that gift and continue to do all we can to share  all our gifts with others in our lives.






Faith United Church of Christ is an open, affirming, accessible to all, just peace, nuclear free zone congregation.  Please explore our web pages.  Join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.  You are welcome here!