WEEKLY UPDATE 

From our Pastor

 

March 3, 2024

We gather in person and online. Join us at 10 a.m. on Sundays via  Facebook: hopeuccmacomb or IN-PERSON.

 

Holy Communion is Sunday. All are welcome to participate.

 

The Food Pantry is March 9th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Please sign up if you are able to help. Volunteer hours are from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

The March Beacon is now available at the church, on our website, and via email.

 

Exercise Group: Hope Sparkles resumes on March 4th at 11 a.m.

 

Blessing Bags: This year we are blessing Covenant House Michigan with our Blessing Bag donations. Please return your Blessing Bags on Easter Sunday.

 

Lenten Series: THIS WEEK ONLY - TUESDAY NIGHT at 7 p.m. Book with Study Guide costs $10 and can be purchased at the church.            

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82421433505?pwd=QUcyNDhqM0FMRmF0UXNTYmVOVFROZz09

Meeting ID: 824 2143 3505   Passcode: mission

 

Save the Date: Sunday, March 24th, Palm Sunday Worship, followed by a petting zoo and egg hunt with a visit from the Easter Bunny.

 

Be The Church Survey: At this year’s Congregational Meeting, Be The Church surveys were distributed and filled out. If you have not filled one out, please see the attached PDF or Word document, fill out the form, and email it to us at hopeucc4@gmail.com. Hard copies are available at the church and can be placed in the survey box next to the office door after filling it out.  

 

During our Lenten journey we seek God’s truth to both sustain and encourage us.

Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

 

 

 

 

 

Blessings,

Pastor Meg

 

Upcoming Music and Scripture can be dowloaded here:

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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)

Calley Garvin (Administrative assistant)

Board of Trustess

Steve Nielson (President)

Rick Cole (Vice President)

Terry Hillman (Treasurer)

Nancy Michelson

Ida Eckert

Jerry Rogers

Linda Parsons

Linda Rehm

Lori Sarnowski

Sunday School

Music Ministry

Deborah Frontczak (Music Director)

Denise Kildea (Accompanist)

Patrick Baker (Organist)


JOIN US THIS WEEK

WORSHIP SUNDAYS AT 10:00 am