March 29, 2020

Good morning, all!

Many of you asked for a way to read the message from this morning.  Here you go!  The scripture lesson is first, NRSV.  Stay safe.  Stay connected.  Fear not.

Mark 13:1-8, 24-37

1 As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples sa...

October 28, 2019

On Monday, October 21st, I worked in a clinic for people with mental illness and substance abuse disorder. A woman I have known for a while came into the clinic. We also run into each other at the laundromat every now and then. We greeted each other, and she said to me...

March 10, 2019

Sarah took a break from teaching Sunday school to school us (in a good way) on forgiveness.

Check it out here!

https://www.watervilleucc.org/sunday-messages-audio

December 19, 2018

Give to everyone who asks--Luke 6:30

I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you...Acts 3:6-7

It has been over two years since the first time I walked into the Highlander Laundromat with a pocketful of quarters. I had a very small goal, which was t...

October 28, 2018

Editor's note:  CDM = Children's Discovery Museum

Questions:

What happens if CDM is not able to raise the money to purchase the building?

            CDM returns the space to its original condition, all rent money goes back to us...

September 3, 2018

Blessed are the dead who die in Christ.  “Blessed indeed are they,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them.”  -  Revelation 14:13

God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the wo...

June 19, 2018

On June 17, Mike Muir led the service with a message about caring for all children.

Find an audio of the message here (be patient at the beginning - we had to set up the screen and projector, so the message starts about 20 seconds into the recording). And here is a PDF...

Tales from the ‘Mat

May 25, 2018

As I entered the laundromat today, I recognized the woman coming out. I’ve run into her at the laundromat before. She has a severe and persistent mental illness, and is able to live independently because she receives support with medicati...

April 17, 2018

This Sunday, April 15th, Pastor Mark and the deacons will Commissioned Rev. Maureen Ausbrook with authority to serve our church in a Ministry of Visitation. There was a “laying of hands” on Rev. Maureen during Sunday’s worship; this is a sacred moment where all present...

Tales from the ‘Mat

March 17, 2018

I went to the laundromat on Saturday this week. I walked in and recognized some of the customers from previous visits—the Saturday crowd, an older woman, a father and his young daughter. I gave some quarters to a woman with two daughter...