useful-links-560x320

Useful Links

Below are some links that may be useful for those who want to participate in the variety of online opportunities being offered during the COVID19 pandemic. Simply click on the link to join or view the event you’re interested in. VIRTUAL SURVEY – COVID-19 have changed many of our lives in a variety of ways. […]

Read more

Global Ministries

Global Ministries and VJ Antonette Benarao, Who Knew? Do you remember that our congregation, through our Sunday school offering, sponsors a child through Global Ministries?  Do you know that the United Church of Christ and The Disciples of Christ partner together to form Global Ministries and provide a wide variety of support to mission partners […]

Read more
fcucc-great-falls-web-logo

1/19 News and Opportunities

January 23, 2022 – Third Sunday of the Season of Epiphany In-Person Worship at 11:00 A.M. Lay Reader: June Rovero, Ushers: Joan Dailey, Susan Thomas Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-10 In-person worship will be offered in the church sanctuary at 11:00 A.M.  Remember to wear your face mask so it completely covers your nose and mouth at […]

Read more

Anticipation

Our Star Words for 2022 have gone out and folks are bringing them up in conversation. It’s so fun (and rewarding) to know that stuff that is offered through the church is received well and put to use (or at least given some consideration). The envelope Greg and I received included “anticipation,” “contemplate” and “buoyancy.” […]

Read more

Grounded

All throughout Advent and Christmas, our attention is drawn heavenward: angels, stars, dreams. Once the wise men find their way to Bethlehem, all the heavenly work is done. The angels fade away as the shepherds return to their flocks to tend their sheep (who watched them while they were away?). The wise men return to […]

Read more

Refined

Greg and I were recently chatting about transitioning into the new year. One of the first things that came to mind in reflecting on 2021 was “good riddance!” Even though 2021 had its good moments, there is soooo much about 2021 that I hope not to repeat or continue into 2022. Come to think of […]

Read more

Unexpected Love ≠ Unearned Love

Somewhere along the line, Christianity picked up the idea that we (humanity) don’t deserve God’s love. It gets all tangled up in this idea that humanity is so full of evil and sin and that there’s nothing we can do to “earn” the love of God. The biggest problem that that causes for me is […]

Read more

Unexpected Joy

Change.  We often don’t like it. We tend to avoid it like the plague…. Until a plague forces unimaginable changes upon us overnight. Yet, we know change happens. It’s inevitable. Yet we still do all that we can to hang onto the good old days and the good old traditions. We often don’t think about […]

Read more
posts-from-the-pastor2-560x320

Unexpected Peace

They are words that tend to float into our heads from somewhere beyond our knowing. Sometimes they are actually spoken by someone. Other times, they just show up in our heads and we’re not sure just where they come from or how. They are felt more than heard. Sometimes they sound like, “It will be […]

Read more