This is a reprint of my column from the June/July 2019 Carillon Notes. Read the whole newsletter here. Last month, a group of people spent a little more than an hour at the United Methodist Church packing bags of food for the Summer Lunchbox program. It was fast and it was fun… and it was
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This is a reprint of my column from the May 2019 Carillon Notes. Read the whole newsletter here. If you’re like me, you sometimes have trouble doing the things that you say you’ll do. A haircut can wait a week. Cleaning the bathroom can wait a couple of weeks. Going to the gym can wait
This is a reprint of my column from the April 2019 Carillon Notes. Read the whole newsletter here. Spring is officially here! Spring is a busy time at First Congregational United Church of Christ. In the coming months, we’ll recognize Holy Week, celebrate Easter, have a Service of Extravagant Welcome, recognize our seniors, confirm our
This is a reprint of my column from the February 2019 Carillon Notes. It’s no secret that we’re a pretty white church in a pretty white town, in a pretty white county, in a pretty white state. DeWitt, Clinton county, and Iowa are about 97%, 92%, and 86% white, respectively. While everyone’s experience is a little different, that it’s easy for most of us to go through
This is a reprint of my column from the January 2019 Carillon Notes. Happy new year! It’s that wonderful time of year when people are making plans. We’re going to learn new skills. We’re going to try new things. And I am definitely going to start going to the gym (but not today… maybe next week… certainly by Easter). And it can be hard to talk about,
A new issue of the Carillon Notes is available! The June/July issue features a message about our upcoming visioning process, minutes from our May committee meetings, schedules for upcoming worship services, calendars, and a variety of announcements. You can view it online here.