Sunday, November 26th is our annual Totenfest service honoring the loved ones lost this past year. Sunday, November 26th will also be the day we decorate the church for the Advent season. Sunday, December 3rd will be our Advent Potluck and Craft time. Please bring a dish to share and join us as [...]
The New York Times recently ran an article entitled, “Are You Suffering From Decision Fatigue?” The article summarizes what we all know. Modern life is complicated. We go through each day making decision after decision after decision. Easy decisions like what to wear today. Conflictual decisions such as what is the best curfew from my [...]
Let’s Stop Giving the Poor Our Junk! We are located in a poor community. People often ring our doorbell and ask us for help: Some food or a little cash assistance. We try to do what we can. It’s hard to sort out who to help and who not to help. We can’t do everything. [...]
It’s Tuesday morning and I am going through my file of sermons to review what I have preached in response to previous mass shootings. I have found eight sermons that were written in the aftermath of a mass killing: Virginia Tech, Pulse Night Club, the killing of the Amish Children, Sandy Hook, and San Bernardino, [...]
Anyone who has driven past Philippus United Church of Christ has noticed an old army helmet hanging on the cross in front of a stained glass window. A few Sunday’s ago, I was picking up cigarette butts and trash from in front of the church. Our church has become a safe zone for the neighborhood [...]
It is with great sadness we announce the funeral of Shirley Brumfield. Visitation will be held Friday, September 29th, 2017 at 10 am with the funeral to follow at 11 am.
Coming Saturday September 16th, Church Growth Expert Michael Piazza will be joining Philippus UCC for a seminar on ways we can help our church thrive! Please consider joining us for this special event!
How exciting look what came in the mail, we will be proudly hanging this in the Fellowship Hall, look for it this Sunday.
Ross Meyer, United Way’s Vice President for Community Impact, talked about the crushing impacts on all of us of this self-perpetuating epidemic, and about the Collaborative’s focus, strategy and progress in this monumental effort. We also had a chance to see and hear first-hand from Rev. Sam Wyatt, Minister here at Philippus UCC, about the [...]