Church Life – September 12, 2017

by Admin

My belief is that when you’re telling the truth, you’re close to God. If you say to God, “I am exhausted and depressed beyond words, and I don’t like You at all right now, and I recoil from most people who believe in You,” that might be the most honest thing you’ve ever said. If […]

Church Life – September 5, 2017

by FCCO

Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. —Matthew 18:20   Remembering Ourselves as Beloved  Happenings Lose Your Big Buts The Best is Yet to Be Despair into Hope College Level Class on Historical Jesus Studies & the Bible Green Chalice Ministry News  Upcoming Events   A Breath of […]

Church Life – August 29, 2017

by FCCO

Somewhere someone needs help. If you cant get there yourself. Take a deep breath, Breathe in. Hold that someone in your heart. Lighten the weight of their troubles, Breathe out. Open your heart. Release what you cannot change. Send calm and courage And human connection. For the nights can be filled with shadows, And sometimes […]

Church Life – August 22, 2017

by FCCO

Then they came for me—     and there was no one left to speak for me. -Martin Niemöller  Then they came for me– Happenings Your Burning Bush Staff Spotlight Great Fun at Friday’s Food with Friends! It’s BBQ Time! Tackling Implicit Racial Bias Stubborn Pride Denial, film screening, lecture and book signing Green Chalice Ministry […]

Church Life – August 15, 2017

by FCCO

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.  -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Reflections on Charlottesville  Happenings Discovering Your Birthright Finalization of the Master Plan Opportunity Drawing—2017 PSWR Golf Classic They will know we are Christians by our love Coffee…Chocolate…Nuts…Get it here […]

Church Life – August 8, 2017

by FCCO

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. –Maya Angelou Dare to Dream  Happenings Mine to Tell Dinner with Friends “Together we will spread the news that God is our land” Honoring the Legacy, Building the Future: Meet Janette Jara The Butter Way 2nd […]

Church Life – August 1, 2017

by Admin

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again. –Joseph Campbell     Complex Ministry—Work Tour on the Move  Happenings “We Will Guard Each One’s Dignity and Save Each One’s Pride” National Night Out Against Crime 13th Annual PSWR Golf Classic Staff Spotlight Blurring the Divide Missionary Support for Paul Turner […]

Church Life – July 25, 2017

by FCCO

While the sage, Honi, was walking along a road, he saw a man planting a carob tree. Honi asked him, “How long will it take for this tree to bear fruit?” “Seventy years,” replied the man. Honi then asked, “Are you so healthy a man that you expect to live that length of time and […]

Church Life – July 18, 2017

by FCCO

Unity—true unity—requires service and sacrifice. No… better yet, true unity is grounded in, and emerges from, service and sacrifice. Between washing feet and taking up a cross: This is not safe unity; Christian unity is dangerous unity, radical unity. – José Morales, Jr     Let the Elders Take You to Dinner!  Happenings Back to […]

Church Life – July 11, 2017

by Admin

We are called to gather and wait – and not the sit on your duff play with your phone kind of waiting – but the kind that anticipates something new.  We can learn while we wait.  We can become more theologically sophisticated and articulate while we wait.  We can encourage one another.  We learn everything […]