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If More Congregationalists Read Machen

They might understand the difference between a Baptist and Presbyterian. But to UCC pastor, Peter Laarman, Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne’s proposal to re-brand evangelicalism (post-Trump) is a fool’s errand: 443 more words

Adventures In Church History

Advent Day #1

Today we lit the first candle of Advent in church to open the service. After it was over, we decorated the sanctuary, or shall I say the congregation decorated the sanctuary. 1,895 more words

Life In The Dakotas

Cemeteries, no. 8: Rocky Branch church cemetery.

Established in 1870, Rocky Branch United Church of Christ is one of the oldest African-American congregations in Wilson County. The older section of its cemetery sits literally in its front yard. 1,259 more words

Wilson County

“Thanksgiving” A Daily Devotional

“O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.”—Psalm 136:1

Our family gathers around the Thanksgiving table every year. 271 more words

United Church Of Christ

Community Thanksgiving message

On Sunday evening we hosted the Community Thanksgiving Service for the first time since I have been with this congregation. I was also tapped to give the message, something we normally don’t do, but it worked out that way this year. 1,688 more words


Christ is King Sunday

This is the message that I used in on Sunday morning on Nov. 20, 2016. The scriptures were: Jeremiah 23:1-6, Colossians 1:11-20 and Luke 23:33-43. The title was “Christ is King” 1,451 more words

Layperson Sermons