No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
This slogan of the United Church of Christ is not just given lip service, but is lived out in this congregation, as we gather for worship, work and play.
All hands are welcome as we provide shelter for the homeless, all mouths are welcome as we gather for pot luck suppers, and all souls are welcome as we come to worship our God in community.
All religious backgrounds, all ages, and all family configurations come together to blend our voices in a harmony that reflects the diversity of God’s creation. This is the beloved community of Christ, and we hope that you will find a home here.
There, ahead of them, went the star that they
had seen at its rising, until it stopped
over the place where the child was.
When they saw the star stopped,
they were overwhelmed with joy.
ahead of us
and above us,
far more than expected,
much closer than projected;
here the rising star comes to rest,
and here, where we are, we are able to rest,
assured, as we are, at ease, at peace, as heaven,
ever so lightly, comes down to earth in our own backyard:
seekers track the sky to see what light may lie on the hay,
finders keepers peekaboo through the window from here to eternity
to get a glance of royalty in rags and infinity in infancy,
divinity in humanity, and a little God in you and me, and
as we go from rags to riches in the process of sighting
the light in this Jesus, giving our best to him, and
living the best and the rest of our lives in him;
all the rest of this season is gloss and dross,
joyless toys, with batteries not included;
this boy Jesus is the only lasting joy,
the one present that goes on giving,
the spirit of Christmas present,
the point of the star, and
the point of our living;
heaven is no longer
far and God not
but, in a
Catch the star
and ride it far.
Light a candle
where you are:
Let us show
the holy glow.