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From the Corner – Credo

by Keith Haithcock

The word Credo means, I believe. The Pension Boards United Church of Christ (UCC) launched the Credo program in the UCC in 2015, following in the footsteps of the pension organizations of the Episcopal and Presbyterian Churches, which have benefited from Credo for almost 20 years. The Credo experience is anchored in a week-long seminar […]

On the Avenue and Beyond

by Keith Haithcock

Often, I have referred to St. John United Church of Christ as the “Church on the Avenue”. Early in my ministry in Bellevue people in the community would ask me where my Church was, and I would say, it’s the Church on Fairfield Avenue. Most people knew then what Church I was talking about. I […]

From the Corner – “For All”!

by Keith Haithcock

I can’t believe that July is already here. In America July is a big month. July is National Blueberry Month, National Anti-Boredom Month, Unlucky Month for weddings, National Cell Phone Courtesy Month (we sure need that), National Picnic month, and, perhaps most importantly, it is National Ice Cream Month. Here are some of the important […]

From the Corner – Pride in the Company of Jesus

by Keith Haithcock

June is Gay Pride month. On June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, police yet again made a raid. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people had tolerated the abuse from police long enough. So, when push came to shove during biased and unreasonable raids and arrests, it was the […]