Monthly Pastor Message

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April 2018

by Faith UCC

“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.” John 20:1 Early on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene, along with Mary the mother of James and Salome, found an  empty tomb. […]

March 2018

by Faith UCC

Dr. David H. C. Read, one of my seminary professors, once preached a sermon entitled, “Unfinished Easter,” suggesting that the end of the Easter story is written in our lives.  At the end of the sermon, Dr. Read suggests that “the pen is in our hands,” and we are the ones who write the end […]

February 2018

by Faith UCC

Theologian and author, Frederick Buechner, has this wonderful gift.  He makes ideas about God and Christ accessible to all.  He asks just the right questions that provide plenty of food for thought about discipleship and what it means to claim Christ, Lord.   In his book, Whistling in the Dark:  An ABC Theologized, he offered […]

January 2018

by Faith UCC

The commercials have been ramping up since the time the Black Friday ads started filling tv and computer screens. The end of one year means the beginning of another and all those resolutions that we’re encouraged to make: Stop smoking Lose weight Start exercising Get organized Clean out the closets Start saving money Read more […]

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 […]

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 […]