For real! You are welcome here! We are the Marblehead First United Church of Christ. Lets get to know each other, worship, and visit a bit over a cup of coffee. Or
Handicap accessible restrooms are located in the basement. Elevator is available.
March 21, 7:00 p.m. Lenten study about the history of Jerusalem, beginning with the time of Abraham. We are using a PBS video called “Jerusalem: Center of the World.” Sections for this week include ”The Christian Holy City,” “The Rise of Islam,” and “An Islamic Jerusalem.”
March One Great Hour of Sharing special offering will be received. You can still give to the OGHS!
March 25, Palm/Passion Sunday.
March 29, Maundy Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Potluck and informal communion.
March 30, Good Friday, noon until 1:00 p.m. Ecumenical Good Friday service at Lakeside United Methodist Church.
April 1, Easter.
If a level 2 or 3 snow emergency is in effect for Ottawa County as of 7:00 a.m. on any Sunday morning throughout the winter, church services will be canceled. Please check local news for declaration.
OUR CONGREGATION’S MISSION STATEMENT
The avowed purpose of this church shall be to worship God, to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to celebrate the sacraments; to realize Christian fellowship and the unity within this church and the church universal; to render loving service toward humankind; and to strive for righteousness, justice and peace.
March 3, Saturday, 10:00-2:00, “How We Gather: Discipleship as Evangelism” at First UCC, Findlay. Cost is $15; may be paid by church.
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OGHS March 11!
Yes! That is the one great hour of sharing! Most of the money to help the needy is raised in one hour. Around the USA, church after church, UCC, Presbyterian, Church of Christ (Disciples), Methodist, Lutheran, Reformed, and so many others.
Scripture Reference: Matthew 25:36
"I was naked and you gave me something to wear.
Theme: You are here!
Words cannot capture the anguish of people when they lose everything in a disaster or have to leave it behind while fleeing war or conflict. Through One Great Hour of Sharing, lives are literally changed daily. Your support provides clean water, food, medicines, shelter, healthcare, education and so much more.
In 2015, the OGHS offering was $2.2 million. An additional $831 thousand was given to the United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries in support of specific disaster relief efforts. You can find OGHS on the web: www.ucc.org/oghs, and on Facebook and Twitter.
What is One Great Hour of Sharing?
One Great Hour of Sharing, as part of Our Churches Wider Mission, is the special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that carries God’s message of love and hope to people in crisis. The UCC works with international partners to provide sources of clean water, food, education and health care, small business micro-credit, advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons, and emergency relief and rehabilitation. OGHS also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness and response.
I you have ever wondered what you can do together, this is your chance to make a difference. Together we address hurricane, drought, or disaster. Together we act in faith for the safety, health and life of the world.