I have often found myself wondering why the Church in the West is dying. The easy answer, and the one that probably makes preachers feel better about their role, is that younger people today are less interested in God and more interested in themselves. They are hedonists who just want to have a good time.
Today is Pi Day, and at UCC’s Harvest of Talents, we celebrated two days ago by holding a silent auction of pies. We had 25 pies enter this year’s contest with everything from cherry to shepherd’s pie being presented for bidding. It was a fun time and we raised $550 to feed hungry people through
A Christian friend once asked me why a Christian should fast. I confess that I didn’t have a great answer. All I know is that the Bible talks about it and my grandmother and most Godly college professors all spoke of how important fasting was to them. For me, that was enough. Years ago when
Many thanks to all who came out to support our cookie and candy sale to raise money for world hunger! We raised $522.50, which is a record breaker for this event! To see pictures of the goodies, click here.
This past week I spent a few days delivering Christmas card invitations to our surrounding neighborhood. As I did so, some thoughts occurred to me. There were two houses I almost didn’t deliver to. Why? Because the people in those houses have been a thorn in my side on multiple occasions. They are what a
Another harvest year came and went. Unity Christian Church in Marion has now hosted 12 Harvest of Talents events. This year was a very successful year once again. For seven straight years, we have been able to raise over $20,000 per year to feed hungry people through International Disaster Emergency Service. This is a true
The Harvest of Talents committee sponsored a Hunger Awareness Week in May. For this event, we asked people to choose seven foods and only eat those seven choices for a full week. The purpose of this was not to go hungry, but to experience a small portion of what others have to deal with in
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This past week, the Harvest team spent some time assembling gift baskets to sell at Marion Open Air Market. These are themed and geared toward Mother’s Day, but make nice gifts for all occasions. We had a pretty good turnout for an iffy weather day and the opening of the market this year was fun
In yesterday’s sermon I spoke about the fact that for most Christian mother’s (and fathers) they echo the words of the Apostle John in 3rd John verse 4. “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” But for many mothers (and fathers) this is painful because there