Announcements

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Please join us for the Tenebrae Service to be held on Maundy Thursday, April 17 at 8:00 pm.

The annual church fundraiser will be held on Sunday, May 4 beginning at 5:00pm. This year's theme is the wild west. We hope to see you all at the Bandana Barbeque for a hearty meal, an ice cold sarsaparilla, and auction items.

2014 UCC Midland Weird Animals Vacation Bible School!


This June, the church will host a week-long Vacation Bible School for children in preschool through fifth grade. All are welcome!! Get ready for a peek at the unique, as exceptional animals in our world are celebrated and related to our own diverse lives!! Using curriculum from Group Publishing, Weird Animals VBS is an environment filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences for kids to see, hear, touch, and even taste! Science experiments, team-building games, and cool music are just a few of the activities that help faith flow into real life. The VBS team will help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life, and help them to know that even when they feel left out, different, don’t understand, make mistakes, or feel afraid… Jesus loves them!!!

Join in for five days of fun, Monday June 23 – Friday June 27, from 9:00am-12:00noon. Highlights and music from Vacation Bible School will also be shared during the 10:00am service of worship on Sunday June 29.

Registration forms are available in the church office (4100 Chestnut Hill Drive) or can be printed out here and returned by mail (Attn: Jennifer Ringgold) or emailed to midlanducc@sbcglobal.net with “VBS registration form” in the subject line.

The last week of June will be a wonderful week of shared experiences, where kids can discover that Jesus’ love is one-of-a-kind. Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome at the United Church of Christ, Midland.

 

 

The United Church of Christ, Midland, Michigan, is a God and Christ-centered community of open-minded individuals who value each other's talents and contributions. The church lives by the active participation of each member.

We are an open and affirming church with a strong sense of social justice that drives individuals to ministries of service and commitment to stewardship.

Our worship service expresses our diversity of belief within a traditional framework. We celebrate each other's spiritual journeys. We think, question without fear and acknowledge the roles that doubt and intellectual stimulation play in the development of our faith.

We believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ is as relevant to today's world as it was 2000 years ago. God is still speaking. Join us and be blessed with the Spirit of God and the fellowship of this church. No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey you're welcome here.

Our church family is open and diverse. We welcome all who are seeking Christ as revealed in the Scriptures. Our members have come from many denominations, seeking to learn the will of God in their lives.

This congregation is part of the wider United Church of Christ: a joining of four historic Reformation denominations, Congregational, Christian, Reformed and Evangelical churches. We also share several ministries with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

We, the people of the Midland United Church of Christ, affirm Jesus' call to love God with all that we are and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We live together in the presence of God, whose grace moves us to embrace all people with unconditional love, striving to love the world as God loves it.

We joyfully welcome all people who seek to follow Jesus into the membership, leadership, and ministry of the Church, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, age, ethnic background, difference in ability, economic circumstance, or family configuration.

The United Church of Christ embraces a theological heritage that affirms the Bible as the authoritative witness to the Word of God, the creeds of the ecumenical councils, and the confessions of the Reformation. The UCC has roots in the "covenantal" tradition meaning there is no centralized authority or hierarchy that can impose any doctrine or form of worship on its members.

Christ alone is Head of the church. We seek a balance between freedom of conscience and accountability to the apostolic faith. The UCC therefore receives the historic creeds and confessions of our ancestors as testimonies, but not tests of the faith.

 

 

Open and Affirming Statement

 

"No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here."

To date, more than 2,500 churches have chosen to formally participate in the God is still speaking, campaign. As that number continues to grow, the United Church of Christ continues to balance religious tradition with new ideas for religion that is relevant.

 

God is still speaking,

The Stillspeaking Ministry continues to provide resources that enable all settings of the church to proclaim the good news of extravagant welcome. Together under one collective identity, we can enthusiastically support and proudly lift up that the UCC is a welcoming, justice-minded Christian community.

At a time when religion is too often portrayed as narrow-minded and exclusive, many are raising their voices for an alternative vision:

One of the defining characteristics of the UCC is that we join in community by testimonials, not tests, of faith. Your beliefs, your understanding of God and Jesus and church are uniquely yours, as you seek and explore alongside others in community. By becoming a Stillspeaking Voice, you can pledge to share your faith journey with others.

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Midland, MI 48642
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April 1
Bible Study
@12:00pm
Board of Fine Arts
@7:00pm


April 2
Bible Study
@7:00am
@12:30pm
Lenten Series
@6:00pm


April 3
Choir Rehearsal
@7:00pm


April 6
Handbell Rehearsal
@11:30am


April 8
Bible Study
@12:00pm
Board of Christian Community
@7:00pm
Trustees
@7:15pm
Deacons
@7:30pm


April 9
Bible Study
@7:00am
@12:00pm
Lenten Series
@6:00pm


April 10
Choir Rehearsal
@7:00pm


April 12
Choir Rehearsal
@12:00pm


April 13
Palm Sunday
Handbell Rehearsal
@11:30am
Youth Group
@4:00pm


April 15
Bible Study
@12:00pm
Church Council
@7:15pm


April 16
Bible Study
@7:00am
@12:30pm


April 17
Maundy Thursday
Tenebrae Service
@8:00pm


April 18
Good Friday
Office Closed


April 19
Holy Saturday


April 20
Easter Sunday
Easter Egg Hunt
@11:00am
Handbell Rehearsal
@11:30am


April 22
Bible Study
@12:00pm


April 23
Bible Study
@7:00am
@12:30pm


April 24
Choir Rehearsal
@7:00pm


April 27
Handbell Rehearsal
@11:30am
Youth Group
@4:00pm


April 29
Bible Study
@12:00pm


April 30
Bible Study
@7:00am
@12:30pm

 



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March 30, 2014


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April 6, 2014


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April 2014


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