Ezra reads from scripture to encourage a defeated people. Jesus reads from scripture to proclaim his part in God’s rescue of the world. Join Heidi this Sunday and ponder the power of words and how they continue to inspire and connect us to God’s ways of justice.
We are blessed to have guest preacher Rev. Connie Bandy as our pastor this Sunday. Connie’s sermon title is “Ordinary to Extraordinary” based on John 2:1-11. Connie served as Director of Christian Education for McKinley from 1998 – 2003. She is currently serving as Parish Associate at Community UCC in Champaign and Director of the […]
We are blessed to have Reverend Cindy Shepherd from the Central Illinois Outreach Director of Faith in Place returning to lead us in worship as Heidi enjoys some rest and relaxation. Sara McHenry will lead the Children’s conversation “Searching of the Maji” and Marlyn Reinehart will serve as the liturgist. The McKinley choir will provide […]
This Sunday, Pastor Heidi and guest musician Stephen Larson will reminisce on the promises of God seen in the stars. Join us in person for a masked and safely distanced service at 10:30 a.m. Not ready to venture out due to weather or COVID concerns? Join us online via Facebook! This is a communion Sunday, […]
Feeling a bit separated from loved ones this year? Wistful about another Christmas celebrated from a distance? The first Christmas was also celebrated from a distance. Join guest musician Stephen Larson and Pastor Heidi Weatherford – in person or from a virtual distance – this Sunday, December 26, at 10:30 a.m. Together we will enjoy […]
If you are one of those for whom Christmas is a difficult time… If you are feeling exceptionally anxious, or hopeless, or sad this year… Or, if you love Christmas and all of its creative celebrations… Join us this Sunday, December 19, for the annual Blue Christmas and Winter Solstice service! In this service we […]
The 2nd Sunday of Advent is the “Peace” Sunday. The gospel writer of Luke and the author of the Old Testament book, Baruch, believe peace is always paired with justice AND mercy. Where in our lives has justice and mercy enabled us to be at peace? This is a communion Sunday. Heidi will provide grapes […]
Sunday, November 28, we welcome Reverend Nathaniel “Nate” Brantingham as our preacher. It is the first Sunday in Advent – the 1st advent candles will be lit! Nate is a PCUSA minister serving as Associate for Campus Ministry at Community United Church of Christ and one of the co-founders of the Inclusive Campus Ministry at […]