WEEKLY UPDATE 

From our Pastor

 

Sunday Worship - December 11th, 2022 

 

Third Sunday in Advent

 

We gather on-line and in-person.

Please join us in-person or on-line by going to our Facebook site: @hopeuccmacomb or by clicking the link on

this website's homepage. 

 

The church website is up to date! This week’s music is attached at the link below.

 

Pastor Meg had COVID. According to the Macomb Health Department she can resume normal activity but will continue to mask until Monday.

 

The December Beacon is available via email or at church.

 

Upcoming Events:

12/10- Food Pantry 10-12. Please sign up to help

 

12/10- Rehearsal for pageant Saturday at 1pm

 

12/11- Christmas Pageant.

 

12/11- Christmas Breakfast- We need to do a sign up for this breakfast. Please call or email the church if you would like to attend.

 

12/11 Poinsettias orders are due.  The plants help to make the sanctuary look stunning.

 

12/11- Toys are due this Sunday

 

This 3rd week of Advent we embrace JOY. “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” Psalm 95:1–2

 

Our EXPENSES have continued to increase post-covid. So thank you for continuing to support the ministries of Hope Church with your pledges and donations. If you prefer to worship online and have fallen out of the habit of donating, we do ask you to prayerfuly consider a regular donation. You can give online HERE or by clicking the Give a Gift Tab. You can also text "HUCCF" to 45777 to give via text message.

 

Advent Blessings,

Pastor Meg

 

Upcoming Music and Scripture can be dowloaded here:

[Click HERE] to Download

WHO IS UCC

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.  The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21).


The Church of Firsts

Since 1957, the United Church of Christ has been the church of firsts, weaving God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. Together, we live out our faith in ways that effect change in our communities.  The UCC's many "firsts" mean that we have inherited a tradition of acting upon the demands of our faith.  When we read in Galatians: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus"—a demand is made upon us. And so we were the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. We were in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil Rights movement.  Our response to the demands of our faith is woven into the history of our country.


A Church of Extravagant Welcome

Today, we continue to change lives throughout the world. We work alongside more than 200 mission partners. We labor ceaselessly to fight injustice, in the United States and abroad. We instill our vision into our youth and young adults, forging leaders who will imagine new dreams. And we sustain and develop church leaders, pastors, and our local churches to live their faith in exciting new ways.  We believe in a God that is still speaking​, a God that is all-loving and inclusive.  We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul.


We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and where together, we grow a just and peaceful world.

MEET OUR STAFF

Staff

Rev. Meg Wilson (Pastor)

Sue Robinson (Administrative assistant)

Board of Trustess

Steve Nielson (President)

Rick Cole (Vice President)

Norm Nenninger (Treasurer)

Kirk Schoenherr

Nancy Michelson

Ida Eckert

Jerry Rogers

Linda Parsons

Linda Rehm

Lori Sarnowski

Jim Wilson

Sunday School

Music Ministry

Deborah Frontczak (Music Director)

Denise Kildea (Accompanist)

Patrick Baker (Organist)


JOIN US THIS WEEK

WORSHIP SUNDAYS AT 10:00 am