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Fruits of the Spirit

by Faith UCC

As friends of Jesus, we’re all called to be a little “fruity!” You can always tell someone who loves Jesus by the way they live life every day.  Just like a fruit tree bears fruit, so a someone who loves Jesus, bears fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  The […]

A call to love others as much as self

by Faith UCC

Did you hear the terrible news?   This Valentine’s Day, there will be no conversation hearts to share with others!  No candies to employ to express our feelings to those we hold most dear.   What happened?  According to Kaitlyn Tiffany of Vox , “We will not be telling each other “I Love You” or […]

Jesus’ Baptism by John

by Faith UCC

2019 finds us learning all about Jesus’ baptism by John in the Jordan River.  We want everyone to remember that Jesus is God’s Son—that’s our Bible point for the unit.  The Bible treasure verse is, “And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.’”  Matthew 3:17. […]

Beginning Anew: a Blessing and an Opportunity

by Faith UCC

Happy New Year! Did you observe New Year’s Eve traditions as 2018 came to a close and 2019 began?  Did you do something special to mark the changing of the calendar?  Go out to eat?  Party with family and friends?  Watch movies?  Take the Polar Bear Plunge?  Stay at home and quietly welcome the New […]

Jesus and Bethlehem, Christmas Program, & Hats, Mittens, & Socks

by Faith UCC

God sent Jesus to save us all.  That’s why Jesus was born in Bethlehem into poverty, in a stable.  That’s great news that we want the kids to remember, along with the truth that “Jesus was born for everyone!”   We’ll start discovering all sorts of things about Jesus and Bethlehem throughout the month.  We’ll […]

God’s Gift: Unimaginable Intimacy

by Faith UCC

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is here once more.  The year’s flown by, hasn’t it?  And we’ve again arrived at the time of year that many identify as their favorite season.   My Mom used to say that she loved these last months of the year because they were filled with family.  Maybe that’s […]

 “Stewardship” Unit Wraps Up and Christmas KFC Unit Begins

by Faith UCC

God Gives!  We Share!   The Bible Point for the second unit of KFC reminds us of all the good gifts God gives and entrusts to us their wise care and keeping.   Because God gives so generously to us, God expects us to share those gifts with others so they, in turn can be touched and […]

Visible Signs of Dismay

by Faith UCC

Have you noticed it?   Have you noticed all of the head shaking and the “tsk, tsk,” clicking going on these days?   These visible signs of dismay accompany conversations about the unfortunate divisions that separate neighbors, families, communities, government, faiths and country these days.  There’s plenty of name calling, shouting, bullying and even violence […]

“Stewardship” Theme of KFC Unit

by Faith UCC

  God Gives!  We Share!   The Bible Point for the second unit of KFC reminds us of all the good gifts God gives and entrusts to us their wise care and keeping.   Because God gives so generously to us, God expects us to share those gifts with others so they, in turn can be touched […]

Our Way of Thinking

by Faith UCC

Brothers and Sisters in Christ!  Christ has made this relationship to one another eternally permanent.  Whether or not we want to admit it, all of us are joined together by God, through Christ, with every single living, breathing soul on earth.   But these days, if we gaze out over the landscape of our world, […]