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    Troubling the Waters for the Healing of the World

    Posted on March 5, 2019 by in Community, Spire link

    I am so excited to be going to the “Troubling the Waters” conference and training in April. The gathering takes its title from scripture—John 5:1-9 and Isaiah 43:1-9—along with other texts that tell our story of protest and resistance. It was Biblical values that moved our UCC ancestors to lead the abolition movement. They espoused […]

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    Can FCCW Become an Energy as well as Spiritual Powerhouse?

    Posted on March 5, 2019 by in Community, Spire link

      The Green Congregation Taskforce For the past months, representatives from Facilities as well as the Green Congregation Taskforce, have been researching and discussing the benefits of equipping FCC with solar panels to generate its own electrical power. Aside from significantly reducing the high cost of electrical usage, a solar generation capability would show that […]

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    Getting to Know Kathleen

    Posted on March 5, 2019 by in Community, Health and Wellness, Spire link

    Our ministry team does a great job getting to know the congregation, but how well do we know our ministers? The Personnel Team will be interviewing a different member of the staff in each edition of The Spire so we can learn more about what inspires them to serve and how they recharge their batteries. […]

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    Seven Deadly Sins on the Path to Wholeness

    Posted on March 5, 2019 by in Health and Wellness, Spire link, Spiritual Practice

    Dear Friends,  In past years as Lent approached, I wrote about “taking up” a Lenten health practice.  It might have been fasting after dinner until breakfast, balancing work with exercise or beginning each day with Centering Prayer. These practices replace worn out routines with healthy lifestyle choices. By all means approach Lent 2019 by making […]

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  • Contemplative Retreat in Nature

    Posted on March 5, 2019 by in Health and Wellness, Latest News, Small Groups, Spire link, Spiritual Practice

    Friday, May 17 & Saturday, May 18 “Transform the eyes of your heart, for the Realm of God is here.” —A  contemplative translation of Mark 1:15   Orientation, Friday Evening, May 17, 7- 9 PM Full Day Program, Saturday, May 18, 8:15 AM – 5:30 PM Sponsored by the Health & Wellness Ministry     […]

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    Why the Seven Deadly Sins?

    Posted on March 5, 2019 by in Spire link, Spiritual Practice, Worship

    Our Lenten Worship Series from Sunday March 10 through Palm Sunday, April 14 is based upon the Seven Deadly Sins. Not only will Judy and I preach on the sins and their corresponding virtues, but the choir will sing on them as well. Wait ’til you hear, for instance, the choir’s musical take on sloth, […]

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    Leadership Team March Update

    Posted on March 5, 2019 by in Latest News, Spire link

    Greetings from the Leadership Team (LT)! We’d like you to know what we’ve been working on, and as always, we invite you to share your ideas, concerns, or questions with us. All are welcome to attend the monthly LT meetings — the dates are listed in the church calendar. 2019 Budget Thanks to the very […]

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    Seasons of the Spirit: A Lenten Reflection

    Posted on March 5, 2019 by in Spire link, Spiritual Practice

    On Ash Wednesday we enter the six weeks of Lent, leading us to Holy Week and its attendant journey through Maundy Thursday, Good, Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. During these forty days of Lent, we are to take time to reflect upon our spiritual lives, finding ways to help us identify and release the […]

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  • Ways to Help the Outdoor Church in March

    Posted on February 26, 2019 by in Community, Latest News, Outreach, Small Groups, Spire link

    March has five Sundays in it, which means an opportunity to help the Outdoor Church! There are many ways you can make a difference! On March 31, we will receive donated ingredients, make sandwiches and send them with 2 or 3 church members to Cambridge who will accompany the Outdoor Church clergy in serving the […]

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  • “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Screening

    Posted on January 23, 2019 by in Adult Ed, Community, Latest News, Small Groups, Spire link

    Sunday, February 10, 4 – 6 PM If you didn’t catch this popular, poignant 2018 documentary about Fred Rogers and his long-running show, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, another chance is coming soon!   Join the Adult Faith Exploration Ministry on February 10th from 4 to 6 PM in the Tucker Room for a screening of the 94-minute […]

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