We were inspired in a recent meditation at church by considering the account of Jesus stilling the tempest at sea. In Mark 4, Jesus invited his disciples on a sail across the Sea of Galilee after a day of teaching.

The first recorded words of Jesus were when he was12 years old. Mary and Joseph had gone the 80 miles from Nazareth to Jerusalem for the annual Passover ceremony. After the caravan of people traveled back for a day, they thought that the 12-year-old was somewhere in the crowd with them.

On the second Sunday of 2021 parishioners were greeted with a vase of water on the altar, reminding them of their baptism. The theme of baptism continued throughout the service, reminding us that baptism empowers us to live our lives. We were encouraged by Pastor David to remember our baptis…

Sunday’s worship service at the United Community Church focused on baptism, on the grace and love that are bigger than any individual or systemic sin, and on the call to all Christians to resist evil, injustice and oppression. 

We are adding an earlier Sunday worship service at 8 a.m.; masks are mandatory. The second service is at 10 a.m., and will also be shared on our Facebook page. 

This past Sunday Pastor Mike combined a celebration of Epiphany, when the wise men came to visit the baby Jesus, and the baptism of the Lord in the Jordan River by John the Baptist, when the heavens were torn open and God affirmed Jesus as his beloved son.

On the first Sunday of 2021 parishioners were reminded by Pastor David to fill our lives with wise things and wise people in the new year. We were encouraged to become the new creation that God intends us to become.

We are adding an earlier Sunday worship service at 8 a.m.; masks mandatory throughout. The second service is at 10 a.m., and will also be shared on our Facebook page. 

This past Sunday, the second Sunday after Christmas, Pastor Mike used John Wesley’s (Methodism’s founder) Covenant Renewal Service to begin the new year. Focusing on our relationship with God through Jesus Christ, we once again renewed our commitment to live, love and serve God as we have le…

Following the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, one of the next events to take place according to Jewish law would be the circumcision of Jesus. Chronologically, after the birth of Jesus, the shepherds visited, and then on the eighth day, Jesus was circumcised. About six weeks later, Jesus was pr…

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