What I’m Thinking: Root of Jesse

We still await the fulfillment of Isaiah’s vision of a truly just ruler and a world at peace. Here’s a transcript: I’m not thinking, because I know how grateful I am that Hawai’i’s Conference Minister, the Rev. David Popham, will be visiting Church of the Holy Cross this coming Sunday. David will be preaching. He’ll […]

December 2, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: What Does It Take to Be Ready?

December 1, 2019First Sunday of Advent Matthew 24:36-44 by Eric Anderson Welcome to another Advent season. We have enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday without, I hope, too many disasters in the kitchen or too many conflicts around the table. Those who enjoy the excitement of the crowds have had the thrill of Black Friday. Here in […]

December 1, 2019 in Sermons by

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Senior Ministry’s Pre-Thanksgiving Luncheon

The Senior Ministry’s pre-Thanksgiving luncheon was held on Thursday, November 21st at 10:00 a.m. in the Building of Faith. Many hands assisted in in arranging flowers and delivering them with lunches to our homebound who were not able to attend this event. Photos courtesy of E. Shiraishi

November 25, 2019 in Community, Events by

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2019 Advent and Christmas Events

Monday, Nov 25: The Gathering Place Come and help prepare wreaths and swags of evergreens from 9:00 am to noon to adorn our sanctuary at the Hanging of the Greens on Saturday. Saturday, Nov 30: Hanging of the Greens, 8 AM Join us between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm to decorate our sanctuary for the […]

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Help Erase Medical Debt this Tuesday

In October, UCC leaders announced that 5,888 families on the South Side of Chicago had had their medical debt forgiven through the work of churches and agencies of the United Church of Christ. The church was able to purchase and retire $5.3 million for just $38,000. The UCC has called for a national effort to […]

November 25, 2019 in Uncategorized by

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What I’m Thinking: Ready for What Comes

Jesus stressed the need to be “awake” when the end of history comes. Awareness can be useful for other things, too: like appreciating the joys of life. Here’s a transcript: I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday this week. May God bless all your gatherings of family and loved ones. If you are at […]

November 25, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Today

November 24, 2019Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Reign of Christ Luke 23:33-43 by Eric Anderson The Church year is drawing to a close. This is its last Sunday. Next week, we begin a new year as the season of Advent begins. This last Sunday of the year is known as Reign of Christ Sunday, and the […]

November 24, 2019 in Sermons by

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An Advent of Giving 2019

This devotional contains readings, reflections, and prayers for a portion of the Advent season. We ask you to read the Scripture, meditate on the message, pray the prayer – and add a non-perishable food item to a box or bag. Bring them with you to worship the next Sunday. We will deliver them to the […]

November 22, 2019 in Events by

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An Advent of Giving: December 1-8

Volume 1: December 1-8, 2019 This devotional contains readings, reflections, and prayers for a portion of the Advent season. We ask you to read the Scripture, meditate on the message, pray the prayer – and add a non-perishable food item to a box or bag. Bring them with you to worship the next Sunday. We […]

November 22, 2019 in Events by

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Pastor’s Corner: Once Again

November 20, 2019 Two weeks ago, I wrote about things that didn’t seem like they’d work, but, “Why not? Let’s give them a try.” This issue I say, “Let’s do something again.” Advent is almost here. The first Sunday in Advent is December 1st, right around the corner. We’ve got Christmas Caroling and a Pageant […]

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