A Word from Pastor Bill

A Word from Pastor Bill 3/14/21

Good afternoon United Church family, It appears that the much hyped and long awaited snow is finally arriving. Hope you are tucked in for the next couple of days. As you probably know, we are doing Zoom only worship tomorrow. Since we are all pretty well familiar with it, it didn’t seem to make sense

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A Word from Pastor Bill

A Word from Pastor Bill 2/5/21

Good morning my UC family! Hope this day finds you experiencing more of God’s mercy and peace. Sunday is Communion Sunday. We do have the individualized servings available for our in-person attenders. And for those of you joining via Zoom, you can make your own preparations. We will, during the sermon time of our worship,

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A Word from Pastor Bill

A Word from Pastor Bill 1/29/21

Hello my United Church family.  Grace, mercy and peace to you from our good and great Heavenly Father!   I got my ‘booster’ (second) vaccine shot Wednesday morning.  It was quite the logistical operation there at the EMS building in Dumont.  We drove up for the shot and they administered it to me in the

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A Word from Pastor Bill

A Word from Pastor Bill

Good evening United Church family! It was a beautiful, almost spring-like today. I hope you were able to enjoy at least a little bit of it. I wanted to let you know that we will be having a Christmas Eve service. At this point, it will most likely be a Zoom gathering. We will keep

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A Word from Pastor Bill

A Word from Pastor Bill

Good morning United Church family! I’ve been thinking of you and praying for you this morning, this Thanksgiving Eve. Even with all the challenges facing us, we do have much to be thankful for. One of those for me is you, the people of our church!! We aren’t gathering in person these days, but when

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A Word from Pastor Bill

A ‘word’ from Pastor Bill

Hello United Church family! Just wanting to say hello and let you all know that I am definitely thinking of you and praying for you. These are indeed challenging times as we enter into the holidays facing the prospect of not any or limited family gatherings. It is certainly affecting Mary and my plans. We

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Hello from Pastor Bill!

Just getting started using this. So, here is a hello to the folks from United Church and anyone else growing our web page. Challenging times we are living in!! We will continue in-person and Zoom worship this coming Sunday as we celebrate communion together. Hope this finds you safe and growing in your faith in

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Quotes

Sittser on Redemption

“Redemption promises to transform us…Once broken, we become whole again; once selfish and insecure, we become stately and serene and self-giving; once rabid sinners, we become glorious saints…He wants to restore us to a right relationship with him and to remake us according to the image of Jesus Christ, which will ultimately lead to the

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Quotes

Manning on Failure

“The mature Christians I have met along the way are those who have failed and have learned to live gracefully with their failure. Faithfulness requires the courage to risk everything on Jesus, the willingness to keep growing, and the readiness to risk failure throughout our lives…” (Brennan Manning, “Ragamuffin Gospel”, p. 192)

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Quotes

Swindoll on Roots

“It takes roots, stubborn, deep, powerful roots, to keep us standing. That explains why the Savior said what He did about the plant that withered. It had a root problem (Mark 4:6), so it couldn’t handle the blistering rays of the sun. And why Paul’s prayer for those young, energetic Ephesian believers included the thought

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Many in our congregation appreciate the wisdom of Philip Yancey, we suggest visiting his blog for recent musings and reflections.

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