Monthly Pastor Message

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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 […]

February 2017

by Pastor Sharon

“Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the living of these days.” These lyrics, which are a musical petition to God found in a favorite hymn, “God of Grace, and God of Glory” have been running through my head of late as I watch TV news or log onto the computer.   There’s so much strife […]

January 2017

by Pastor Sharon

Did you ever have an “AHA!”  moment? You know, “AHA!”  I get it?  Or, “AHA!  I never thought of it that way before, but now that I do, I get it!” While reading through some commentary on the birth of Jesus, I had one of those “AHA!” moments.   In speaking of the exchange between Mary […]

August 2016

by Alan

If we have to put up with all this mud-slinging and name-calling until November 8, Lord, help us. Ninety-nine days between August 1 and November 8—Election Day. Ninety-nine days of Hillary Clinton calling Donald Trump unfit for office. Ninety-nine days of Donald Trump calling her “Crooked Hillary.” Unfortunately, things don’t stop with the candidates. Visit […]