Join us for worship online at 11:00 a.m. this morning by going to gablesucc.org/live. Today, we will look at Jesus’ birth according to Paul and Mark. We also begin the beautiful journey through Advent by lighting the first of our Advent Wreath candles, the Candle of Hope.
"The world is experiencing some interesting shifts; in turn, this is creating some shifts in the church. The church universal—and, perhaps, religion in general—is beginning to realize that winter may be coming"
Join us online at 11:00 a.m. EST for THANKS-LIVING Sunday. Beautiful music, an overflowing cornucopia, and words of gratitude and praise will mark this service, as we celebrate not only Thanksgiving but also our own thanks-living.
Our Community Arts Program is participating in Give Miami Day today! Your 11.19.15 donation—between $25 and $10,000—to the Community Arts Program (CAP) multiplies through a bonus gift from The Miami Foundation, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. That's the terrific and unique feature of Give Miami Day!
"Never place a period where God has placed a comma."
Thanks to the Youth Group at the Los Altos United Church of Christ for this photo!
Join thousands of young people from the UCC and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at NYE!
"This Good News requires a passionate presence among people, the strength to forgive and the humility to be forgiven, the faith to keep searching for light despite the darkness of night, and, oh yes . . . the willingness to approach grown-up things through the eyes of a child."
"God can do the impossible. Sometimes, it takes impossible situations to expand our faith and show us just how faithful and mighty the mercies of God truly are."
-Rev. Lawrence Richardson, Digital Evangelist for Extravagance UCC
Here's the first 90-second Advent sermon from Extravagance UCC, the UCC's online community.
Find out more about Extravagance here:
Check out other videos from Extravagance:
How much should we emphasize our denomination's identity when we reach out to potential new members for our churches?
This study says young adults are especially cautious of traditional denominations and respond better to nondenominational churches or churches that don't emphasize their denominational ties.
Extravagance UCC, the UCC's community for online worship and spiritual resources, will provide 90-second sermons during Advent. You will be able to download each sermon from their website the Saturday before each Sunday during Advent.
Gathering pastor Dr. Jo Hudson tells you what to expect in this video.
Check out their website: www.extravaganceucc.org
Or their YouTube channel: youtube.com/extravaganceucc
I have been taking care of my disabled mom, my disabled brother, my wife and son and my uncle. My uncle had cancer in his stomach, liver and colon. He was given six month about 2 weeks ago. I got a call wednesday ( 11/18) saying my dad had been found unresponsive. They did cpr and brought him back 7 times but he ended up passing away. He was only 49 so it was completely unexpected. On top of that my uncle ( my dads brother) had been in the hospital since monday because he started getting really confused. We went to tell him about his brother thursday ( 11/19) and we were told he was unresponsive and probably wouldn"t make it through the night. He passed away friday (11/20) at 11:35 am. We knew that day would come but we didn't think it would be so soon. We don't have enough money to bury them. It will cost almost $14000.00. We need a miracle . If there is anyway we could get help with the funeral cost it would be great.
"If you love Paris and hate terrorism, go ahead and change your avatar. It won’t hurt. But if you want to work towards the end of these tragedies, you will have to give yourself to something for a long time and give of yourself until it hurts."