Sermon: Present by Faith February Postd on 28 Feb 2021, Pastor: Nancy McMinn
Welcome to First Congregational Church of Gray, UCC
ABOUT THE UCC
Welcome to theUnited Church of Christ—a community of faith that seeks to respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. The UCC was founded in 1957 as the union of several different Christian traditions: from the beginning of our history, we were a church that affirmed the ideal that Christians did not always have to agree to live together in communion. Our motto—”that they may all be one”—is Jesus’ prayer for the unity of the church. The UCC is one of the most diverse Christian denominations in the United States. We hope you’ll join us.
At First Congregational, you are ALWAYS welcomeWHOEVER you areWHEREVER you are on your faith journey…
I have been a member of this church for many years. Prior to becoming a member, I attended Sunday School here for several years, as well as being a member of the Choir.
I have enjoyed my years of being here and hope that others will find their path here as well.
My husband, Jim and I moved to Gray in 1971 because it was centrally located to our jobs. Our apartment was in the village and I would walk to the post office each day and chat with Olive Lewis who was working there. When I became pregnant with our son in 1974, it was so important to me to…
Church Home Found
I grew up in the Roman Catholic church and, while I had many fond memories there, it wasn’t the right fit for me. I didn’t like the emphasis on sin and the guilt I felt from this. It seemed quite negative. So, I stopped going to church altogether.
Fast forward years later when I had children of my…