Redding Pilgrim
Congregational Church, UCC

Category: Pastor’s Update

Pastor Ann’s Update April 2015

April 7th, 2015

Dear Pilgrims, We have just moved through the time of Lent when we intentionally inventoried our lives. We considered themes of repentance for renewing our dedication to our faith. We learned that to repent means literally to “Turn Around”–to find new direction. We allowed this concept of change and the change-making actions of Jesus to […]

Pastor Ann’s Update March 2015

March 7th, 2015

Dear Pilgrims, We are fast into the season of Lent, that time in our spiritual calendar when we are invited to look closely at our lives and life choices and ask how they reflect our Christian commitment. We recognize that such scrutiny has the potential to demand that we make significant changes in our lives. […]

Pastor Ann’s Update February 2015

February 7th, 2015

Dear Pilgrims, In the United Church of Christ we gather in local faith communities, not as havens of self-preservation from the world, but as springboards into the world.  We know ourselves as a living Body of Christ called as reconciling agents to bring peace and justice to our world.  We believe that God has no […]

Pastor Ann’s Update January 2015

January 7th, 2015

Dear Pilgrims, We are now entering into the season of Epiphany.  In the context of the church year, we rarely give this season much thought, but in the context of the definitive possibilities of epiphanies it becomes an exciting time in our lives. Let’s begin with the definition from Wikipedia: “An epiphany (from the ancient […]