5/25/14 – “Surprising Gifts” by Rev. Pamela ShepherdSermons

by uccashland on May 25, 2014 with 0 comments

My mother, Geneva Shepherd Seltzer, grew up in Rome, Georgia during the Great Depression. She was eight years old when the stock market crashed in 1929. Her family lost their farm, and her father died of pneumonia by the time she was eleven. She dropped out of school in the 5th grade to go to work in a textile mill to help support her widowed mother and six kids.

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5/11/14 – “Surely Goodness and Mercy” by Rev. Pamela ShepherdSermons

by uccashland on May 11, 2014 with 0 comments

In our reading from the book of Acts we see the early church as Luke sees it. He says of those who gathered together after the resurrection, they devoted themselves to the apostle’s teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

The Book of Acts is the book that teaches us how to be church together. We are to sing and pray and share food here. We are to share our money. We are to care more about each other and less about our stuff.

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Ash Wednesday by Cynthia ScherrUCC Blog

by uccashland on March 17, 2014 with 0 comments

Because I am both spiritual AND religious, I went to the Ash Wednesday service at church this week, knowing it would bring me peace, grounding and a reminder of my own mortality. Simplicity is the theme for Lent this year. “How can you simplify your life to make more room for what is real?”

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