On October 11th we got to celebrate a baptism! Here’s a reflection on the meanings of this sacrament:
During September, Jessica led our Sunday school on an exploration of the scripture story of the Ten Commandments. During worship, the kids retold the story and then Jessica offered these reflections:
Thank you to everyone who donated items to Share the Love, a game and craft drive, by West Concord Union Church to benefit Minute Man Arc! We asked and you delivered! Enjoy these awesome photos of the process and the smiles they have producing.
Our first in-person gathering since last March was a huge success. A sunny afternoon on the Concord River with friends and parents was food for the soul. We give thanks for our time together and for the beauty of God’s creation – the water, the trees, the grassy banks, and the interesting wildlife. It was wonderful to reconnect and enjoy the great outdoors!
During this time you may not have given much thought to what’s happening in our church building. However, several folks have been busy improving things!
Susan Coppock has made our lower level bathrooms much more beautiful and functional. This involved changing plumbing and adding art, window treatments, and furniture. Then David Frink added new “touchless” features throughout the building to increase the safety of using the bathrooms at this time. Take a look!
We’ve have to be creative now about how to be together, and Paul did too! Learn more about his letter to the Philippians and hear from a few members of our WCUC small groups.
The Children’s Ministries apple picking tradition lived on this year! 27 adults and children safely gathered on a bright and sunny Saturday morning to reconnect after a VERY long spring and summer apart. What a wonderful morning it was! Enjoy the smattering of pictures as we crisscrossed each other in the orchard, rejoicing in each other’s company.
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the WCUC staff lined up in front of our church to wave and bless a steady stream of cars as we kick off our fall season together. It was wonderful to see so many smiling (we could tell under the masks!) faces. Enjoy the pictures of our reverse parade!
Being connected to other people isn’t easy, but Jesus has some words of wisdom for us. How can we stay connected with one another and with our purpose in this difficult time?