Pastors' Blog

Archives: March 2020

Mar 26, 2020 - Kent French

On March 18, Matt Crebbin, a United Church of Christ pastor in Newtown, Connecticut, published a piece on our UCC conference website titled “Lessons from Ministry in the Midst of a Disaster.” Matt is the pastor of the First Congregational Church (UCC) in Newtown and was serving there during the Sandy Hook school...

Mar 19, 2020 - Kent French

When our Discernment & Engagement and Adult Deepening (in Christian Faith) Teams decided on a Lenten theme of “Discernment: Finding Clarity in the Chaos,” we had no idea just how chaotic it would become.

From a God's-eye perspective, this is a truly historic time for humanity. The news and health precautions are changing minute by minute. A tiny, nearly invisible virus is wreaking social and economic havoc all over the globe. To some public health officials, it’s not surprising....

Mar 12, 2020 - Amy Norton

Dear Ones,

What a week it has been! For updates on how United Parish is responding and adapting to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, click here, and to read God's take on anxious and scary situations such as these, click here, and...

Mar 05, 2020 - Jaz Buchanan

As Jesus traveled, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. Martha spent the afternoon cooking and cleaning for Jesus so that he may eat a delicious, nourishing meal. Martha’s sister, Mary, however, sat at Jesus’s feet and listened to him instead of helping Martha. Filled with resentment, Martha marched over to Jesus and Mary and said to Jesus, “Do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her to help me.” Jesus...