No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here.
you are welcome here.
In Times Like These. A sermon by the Rev. James D. Ross II, Sunday, November 13, 2016. “In times like these,” following the election, James Ross, Social Justice Community Organizer, preaches. “I think this is our path forward. We don't know exactly what lies ahead, but we can commit to using everything we have to bring about the world we want. Together, we can build an America that no one has to say is not America to them. I believe we are that powerful.” Read more...
Potters for Peace is a US-based non-profit that works in two clay-related fields: working with subsistence potters in Central America and working throughout the world to assist with the establishment of factories that produce ceramic water filters. Last year we raised $5,695. Please help us go even higher this year! The sale will feature a selection of pottery from Nicaraguan potters as well as work donated by potters in the DC area. Please mark your calendars and be sure to do some of your holiday shopping at the sale. Read more...
The theme for this year’s stewardship campaign is “Open that Door: A Transforming Welcome!” We are constantly reminded of the transformative events that take place here at 10th & G because our doors are open: Sunday worship with children opening the door, other congregations worshipping in our space, music and arts filling our church, and community outreach. By God’s good grace, we can open our doors ever wider: another example of the beloved community sharing the cost – really the joy – of discipleship. Click here for pledge form. --The Finance Commission Read more...
Through Hopes and Fears, A Light Appears. Sometimes the lights go out. For the past few months in First Church’s sanctuary, when we least expected it in the middle of worship or a concert, suddenly the lights went out. Byron Adams, our building manager, tells me the lights are now fixed. But I know that still sometimes, they will go out. In the sanctuary, our homes, but also in our lives and the world around, there is darkness. Light just goes out. Gather with us in the Advent darkness of this season. Together, we long for the light. And even now, dare to be light, Christ light. Read more...
Advent 2016. This year’s Advent theme is “Through Hope and Fears, a Light Appears.” Share the season of light and hope this year with worship each Sunday at 10:30 AM and the lighting of the Advent Wreath. More details about Advent and Christmas 2016 in the December Gabriel’s Horn. Read more...
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- Commentary: Standing Rock and the Four Stages of Moral Maturation December 1, 2016
- United Churches converge in Vancouver December 1, 2016
- UCC conference bringing immigrant welcoming resolution to General Synod December 1, 2016
- Standing Rock allies call on supportive citizens across the country to pick up the pen and the phone November 30, 2016
- Making December, and Advent, a time to welcome refugees November 29, 2016
- Bethlehem pastor, Synod preacher feature in Middle East Initiative webinar November 29, 2016
- Commentary: Thanksgiving or Thanks-taking? November 24, 2016