Pastors' Blog

Archives: October 2021

Oct 28, 2021 - Susan DeSelms

Dear United Parish Family, 

This Sunday, we are talking about the Negro Spiritual and its role in our lives as Christians. This Little Light of Mine, Honey in the Rock, Go Tell it On the Mountain, Were You There When They Crucified My Lord, these and hundreds of others are part of the canon known to most Black Americans as Negro Spirituals. To most white Americans, they are African American Spirituals, or simply Spirituals. This Sunday, we are launching a brand new racial justice...

Oct 21, 2021 - Kent French

This Sunday's worship is at 3pm.There is NO 11am worship.

This Sunday, we will celebrate a milestone event in the life of United Parish. One of our own lifelong members, Alexandra "Lexi" Boudreaux, will be ordained to Christian ministry in the United Church of Christ (UCC). Lexi's parents first brought her into our congregation as an...

Oct 14, 2021 - Amy Norton


This week, we continue to follow along with our children and youth in their autumn Church School curriculum of “Seeking Justice Together” and “Caring for the Vulnerable” by reading from the Book of Numbers, and hearing a story of two very vulnerable people speaking up and challenging an unjust law.

Our curriculum devotional reflects,

"Laws and the systems that govern our lives have power, but that does not mean they are always right. Mahlah,...
Oct 07, 2021 - Amy Norton

Dear Ones,

When I was little, my next-door neighbors were the previous owners of my parents' house, and we had a wonderful relationship. Their son babysat me, we fed their (stray) cats when they went out of town, and to this day I give the father, a local artist, a hug every time I see him around Marshfield. If their power went out and they came knocking for a space to warm up in, the door was always open. They were our neighbors, after all. 

Growing up, the idea of 'loving my...