Posts from 2017

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December 2017

by Faith UCC

“Oh, Look! It’s a real baby!” Time and again, the words were repeated as the church’s Christmas parade float moved down Main Street in Hartford, and then West Bend. The crowd members were correct! They were “Oooh-ing” and “Ah-ing” as they saw five-month-old Wyatt Gordon wiggling about in Mom, Jenni’s, arms. “How beautiful!” “Awwww!” people […]

November 2017

by Faith UCC

“Everything old is new again” It seems like this saying might just apply when it comes to programmatic ministries at some of the United Church of Christ congregations in the area.   And the “old” may really make some wonderful ministries “new” as a result. Periodically, through the course of the history of Faith Church, I’m […]

October 2017

by Faith UCC

What’s the purpose of the church?  Why, since the beginning of Christianity, have believers organized into groups—congregations?  What drives the life and work of the church? Ever stop to really think about the answer to those questions?  Have you ever stopped to think about why the church “is” now, and why it has been in […]

September 2017

by Faith UCC

Jesus said to him, ‘ “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.                                                                                                            Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus’ exchange with the lawyer in Luke’s Gospel, speaks an […]

August 2017

by Faith UCC

There’s an exodus going on right now among some folks in southeastern Wisconsin. It’s the annual exodus of fishermen and fisherwomen, who reserve their cabins in northwestern Ontario for a week or two of fishing bliss. Spend a few minutes talking with these folks who are looking to land some lunkers, and you might just […]

Peter’s Denial

by Pastor Sharon

The Bible Point is, “We sin, but Jesus forgives us.” The Bible Treasure Verse is, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  Romans 3:23.

Jesus Feeds 5000

by Pastor Sharon

The Bible point is, “Jesus is Powerful and can do Anything!” The Bible treasure verse is, “Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life.  Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”  John 6:35

Jesus Calling Disciples

by Pastor Sharon

The Bible point is, “Jesus calls us to follow him.” The Bible Treasure verse is, “And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.”  Mark 1:17

March 2017

by Pastor Sharon

The calendar turns to March and we begin the season of Lent. The season is defined by the 40 weekdays leading up to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the culminating, joyful day of Easter.  The mood of the season’s supposed to be quiet and contemplative, filled with prayer, devotion, quiet reflection on Christ’s sacrifice, our […]

February 2017

by Pastor Sharon

“Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the living of these days.” These lyrics, which are a musical petition to God found in a favorite hymn, “God of Grace, and God of Glory” have been running through my head of late as I watch TV news or log onto the computer.   There’s so much strife […]