WEEKLY UPDATE 

From our Pastor

November 27th 2020
           


Dear Church Family and Friends,


This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent.  We gather online on at 9:40 to say hello and add prayer requests. Join us at 10 am Sundays on Facebook: hopeuccmacomb.


You can tell you are clicking on this week’s service, because the preservice loop slides will be red.


If you enter worship through the website, you go to: hopeuccmi.com and hit CLICK HERE TO JOIN ANY OF OUR  LIVESTREAMED FACEBOOK SERVICES. This will take you directly to worship.


This week’s music is at the link below.


The office is closed today, 11/27.  We will reopen on Monday, the 30th. 


The December Beacon will be sent via email that day.


12/6 - Next Sunday is Holy Communion - have your cup and bread ready.


TOYS - We are collecting toys (no stuffed animals or toy guns) for Macomb County Residents. Please return the toys by December 13th. 


Food Pantry - we are in need of personal hygiene items, household, cleaners and paper towel. We can always use condiments.


Christmas Pageant:  Let’s all work together to make this the best Christmas pageant movie ever!  Please submit your video no later than Sunday, December 6th, to megwilson42@gmail.com.  If you’ve already turned yours in – thank you!  Someone should speak saying what gift the child would give Jesus, ie: “I would share my toys with Jesus”, “I would sing a song for Jesus”.  Please film in landscape orientation, maximum one minute.


If you haven’t tried giving online and would like to try it, click HERE to go to our secure giving site.


Focusing on what we have to be grateful for helps us to center our hearts all the ways God has blessed us.


"Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind." Psalm 107:21


Blessings,

Pastor Meg Wilson


This coming Sunday's Music and Scripture

[CLICK HERE]

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

Nancy Burnham (President)

Rick Cole (Vice President)

Donna Canu (Secretary)

Norm Nenninger (Treasurer)

Janet Dolland

Kirk Schoenherr

Ida Eckert

Steve Nielson

Linda Parsons

Linda Rehm

Lori Sarnowski

Jim Wilson

Sunday School

Pam Flaherty (Superintendent)

Music Ministry

Deborah Frontczak (Music Director)

Denise Kildea (Accompanist)

Patrick Baker (Organist)


JOIN US THIS WEEK

WORSHIP SUNDAYS AT 10:00 am