Compassionate, open to all, where Christ's teachings lead to spiritual growth and action.
Most recently our beloved minister, Rev. Barbara Luckett Currie retired, after having served our church and community for ten years. She is a most loving and caring person, and showed her compassion for all throughout her career, and especially during her time with us. She indeed will be missed.
So now, with the advice and assistance of the local UCC conference office in Concord, we are in the process of securing a new ‘settled’ minister. In the mean time, we are fortunate to have Jami Boyle as our regular supply minister, at least up to the end of this year.
Jami, who graduated last year from Andover Newton Theological School with a Master’s of Divinity degree, is an especially warm and genuine person. She also happens to be a gifted preacher, and works especially well with children. Jami was our ‘member in discernment’ throughout her recent studies, and it is marvelous that she can come back now, and again be a regular at our services, albeit from the other side of the pulpit!
Please do come join us on Sunday mornings. If you are new to the community, you’ll find here a warm and welcoming congregation, hard working and dedicated to serving the needs of each other, the community and well beyond. If you’ve been away for a while and are interested in seeing what we’re up to these days, or simply just need to hear some inspiring words to live by, drop in on a Sunday at 10:00 am. We will love seeing you.
What does ONA mean? In our denomination, United Church of Christ, ONA came about to give a special invitation to those who are GLBT: gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender to become part of our congregations. Due to so much prejudice and discrimination in Christian Churches, we wanted to affirm that we very much want you among us. We were the first denomination to ordain an openly gay man, William Johnson in 1972. We really want to be, with God’s grace, a congregation that includes all persons, embracing differences of sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, mental and physical ability, as well as racial, ethnic or social-economic background.
Please follow this link to the rest of our Open and Affirming statement:
The current church building was built in 1829 and as is true of historic buildings, the need for maintenance, repair, and renovation is an ongoing challenge.
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