This Sunday and This Week at UCG

This Sunday at UCG we begin a new worship theme, “Love Letters.” Maybe you’ve written or received them… maybe you have known people whose lives were messages of love.  Maybe there were words or maybe gestures that communicated the love–from predictable or from  unexpected places. Join us this Sunday for

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Crafting Poems of Praise

Last Sunday I encouraged everyone to take another look at the book of Psalms, and in so doing to feel the freedom the psalmists take in writing and crafting these beautiful and sometimes challenging poems to God. Going along with our worship theme of “Poetic Justice,” I took two interpretations

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Share Your Story

This Sunday, following our Congregational Meeting we warmly invite all those Activists (However Known) to come to Reimer Hall to share some snacks and tell us about your experiences this past weekend. Did you march on Washington? Or travel to Tallahassee? Did you join together with other folks in our

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held on December first each year. We remember all of those persons around the world who have died from AIDS-related illnesses and people who are living with HIV; a time to give thanks for the progress that has been made and to reflect on what still

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For Today, Every Day

A couple of Sundays ago, on Reformation Sunday, our Minister Emeritus, the Rev. Larry Reimer, challenged the congregation with the important quotation from the lips of the great reformer, Martin Luther.  After he was condemned for the declarations of conscience that became known as the 95 Theses, Luther wrote, “Here

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Inspired by Competition

By nature I am not all that competitive. In those fun-filled online personality quizzes, I learn that my particular type is motivated intrinsically and that beating someone else is not necessarily an impetus to me to aim higher or to achieve greater and greater things. Don’t get me wrong, I

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