If you are visiting us for the first time, please allow us to extend our warmest greetings. We are an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. We look forward to having you join us in worship.
Once again this week, we turn to Paul’s letter to the churches gathered in Rome, and to the gospel traditionally attributed to Matthew. The Lesson for All Ages is called “Yankees Fans,” Gary’s sermon is “Pirates”.
The Blue Hill Public Library has organized a Pride Fest Parade for Saturday June 24th, 3:00 pm at the Library. Show your support for the LGBTQ+ community and our congregation, as we walk together with our new church banner. We’ll plan to gather in the church parking lot at 2:45 pm, before heading down to the Library. For more Pride Fest events taking place at the Library go to their website calendar.
Long before Taylor Swift told us to “Shake It Off,” Jesus gave us the same instruction. This Sunday we turn to evangelism, reading from Paul’s Letter to the Romans and to portions of the Gospel traditionally attributed to Matthew.
As part of LGBT Pride Month, and in conjunction with the UCC and church’s all over the world, we will be ringing the church bell 49 times at noon on Monday June 12th. It was one year ago that 49 innocent victims lost their lives at the Orlando Pulse shootings. Join us on the church steps at noon as an act of love and kindness. We join in fellowship with all churches who want to build a just world for all.
Martin Luther counseled against preaching on Trinity Sunday. Alas, Gary is going to risk it, wrestling with the Trinity and shining a dark on apophatic theology… Jane Haldane will serve as Liturgist, and Gerald will lead our musical praise. After church, learn about Outdoor Ministries, including Pilgrim Lodge.
This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost. The color of the day is red. We’ll come to the Lord’s Table, collect for the UCC’s Strengthen the Church offering, and accept gifts of pet food for Oscar’s Outreach, currently needed by the Tree of Life Food Pantry.