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Mardi Gras Celebration (Feb. 11th) & Lenten Activities

We will celebrate Mardi Gras on Feb 11th beginning with a "blues" worship service with our very own Nick Marino and the Blues Chronicles (masks, beads and hats provided) and continue the celebration with food, music and fun for all ages (donations for the lunch will benefit our youth summer volunteer trip).  We will have an Ash Wednesday service on Feb 14th at 7:30.  There will be Lenten meals at a members home each Friday at 6:30 (please RSVP with the office) during Lent.  Our Lenten theme will be "Healing and Wholeness" as we reflect on Jesus' journeys and people he met along the way.

The Bible for all ages... 

This year we have been reading the major stories of the bible from beginning to end.  One Sunday--one story at a time.  K-3 graders are given a "Children of God Story Bible", written by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu.  4th-7th grade youth are given "the Action Bible" which is a graphic novel of the bible (think comic book), and adults are encouraged to read along on-line or purchase "The Message" by Eugene Peterson which is written in contemporary  language.  We will read through 52 stories over the course of the year finding ways to help these stories speak to our every day lives. 

Music for the Soul...

The folks at Community Church love food and music--and both connect us to one another and  the divine in different ways.  CCC enjoys a regular pianist and a choir director who are both skilled musicians and vocalists, as well as our wonderful choir.  We have multiple guests musicians (including bands on occasion) on a monthly basis playing guitar, pipe organ, singing or other instruments.  We enjoy "global music", folk, country, pop, blues, African American spirituals, jazz--whatever we can find that connects us to the spirit.  Music is for everyone and we try to embody that--whether it's children's anthems, our choir, music that we all sing together, guest musicians, etc...  music moves our souls.  

A little bit about the UCC

Divine creativity...

We have many creative folks at CCC and I believe that creativity is divine.  Above is beautiful meditative Labyrinth painted by one of our Church artists, but we also have dancers, musicians, carpenters, teachers, cooks and bakers, and all other hosts of folks who express their creativity to and with our community of faith and the wider community.  We give thanks for creativity in all its many forms.