Nine UCC Congregations, Pulpit Exchange, and
Sundays, July 15, 22, and 29
Nine United Church of Christ (UCC) congregations will come together
around the theme: “Three Great Loves: Love of Neighbor, Love of Children, Love of Creation” for the 2018 Summer Sermon Series.
The series will include pastors from the Northern Kentucky Greater Cincinnati UCC Clergy Group, a group that meets weekly and covenants together to provide mutual support by means of professional growth and learning. The group’s guiding principles are: commitment, camaraderie, collegiality, collaboration, and confidentiality.
The theme for the series comes from the two-year mission campaign for the denomination that was introduced at last summer’s General Synod. General Minister and President, John Dorhauer, says, “For the next two years, we call the faith communities of the UCC to engage in the Three Great Loves mission campaign. In response to our Purpose statement – a call to love our neighbor as ourselves; and to our Vision statement – to build a just world for all: we are asking our congregations to seek ways to live out a commitment in mission to the love of Neighbor, love of children, and love of creation.”
During the three-week series each participating pastor will share in a pulpit exchange, preaching at a congregation other than their own. This will allow pastors and congregants the opportunity to get to know each other and to hear and experience different perspectives. Each service will be rooted in the Scriptures that call us to love of neighbor, love of children, and love of creation, and include liturgy built on the theme.
About the Church Picnic-Potluck on Sunday, July 29th – Gathering at 12:30p and Meal at 12:45p
Location: Highland Hills Park Shelter #1, 85 Mayfield Ave., Ft. Thomas, KY
Bring the whole family and a friend. Bring lawn chairs and games for children.
What food to Bring: If your phone number ends with 0, 1, 2, or 3 bring a main dish; 4 or 5 bring a salad; 6 or 7 bring a side dish; 8 or 9 bring a desert.
Other Information: The event is completely accessible, shade provided, and music by a Bluegrass Band. The cost of the shelter, paper goods (plates/cups/napkins), utensils, ice, etc. will be covered by a free will offering. See you there!!