|Republic United Church of Christ||
This Sunday churches throughout the world will share in World Wide Communion. A time when we are able to come together as one body of Christ and share Christ's love, grace and many blessings given to all of God's children. All are welcome to the table of the Lord. No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here, welcome to the feast that awaits you at the table of God. What does Holy Communion, The Lord's Supper or the Eucharist mean to you?
October 2nd we will begin our Mission 1 project to bring hunger awareness to the
community and the world. All non-perishable food items donated to the church
will be given to the Republic UCC Food Pantry and will count toward our friendly
competition between Fireside UCC, Community UCC (Fort Seneca), and St. John's
October 16th Republic UCC will host a Soup and Sandwich luncheon to benefit the food pantry as well. Charge for the lunch is a donation of a non-perishable food item or monetary donation for the food pantry and the lunch will run from 11:30 - 1:30.
It is so wonderful that we are able to join together as a community of Christ to help those who may be struggling and in need of the support of others. May God bless each of you as we journey together to fight hunger in our community!
This video was emailed to me and I continue to stand in awe of God's creation. Check it out below.
All ladies of the church are welcome!
Tonight we had a fantastic Rebecca Circle meeting at Seneca House in Tiffin. Visited with residents and had a terrific meeting with 16 women in attendance. It was great to enjoy such wonderful Christian fellowship and make plans for how we are able to walk with Christ in meeting the needs of the local community. Check out the latest announcements on upcoming fundraisers for our Mission 1 project to benefit the Republic community food pantry.
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Today our congregation, and the world, remembered the tragic events of 9/11. As we hold in our hearts the families of those who lost loved ones, let us also hold in our hearts the workings of God on that day as well, as God walked along side those who suffered holding their hands, and our hands, as the world fell silent in disbelief and fear. Let us remember, our God is a loving God. In the Gospel of John Jesus tells his disciples “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. I am the way and the truth and the life”. Today, we remember those who perished, today we remember those who survived. Today we honor those who responded without hesitation, today we remember the past, and look toward the future. Today is a day of remembrance, restoration, and resurrection of hope for all of God’s children as we seek a peaceful kingdom of God and as we re-commit to follow God’s will on earth as it is in heaven.
Today I go before the Church and Ministry Team at the Northwest Ohio Association for my ministerial licensing interview and approval. I am a bit nervous because of that "fear of the unknown" factor we all face in our lives, but what I do know is I am comforted by the "known" that the Lord will be with me and will guide me through the process.
This journey God has called me to has been, and continues to be, such a joy and a blessing.
Peace and blessings,