Monthly Archives: August 2017

  • The Future of Our Church – from Rev. Welch

    Posted on August 24, 2017 by Dan Coley in 2017 Midweek Reflections.

      Dear Friends and Members of the United Church of Norman-UCC I want our membership and friends to know about a special congregational meeting being held Sunday, September 3rd at 9:45 a.m. It will take the place of our normal Conversation Sunday though we will have a shared potluck and discussion. The discussion will be […]

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  • A Prayer – from Rev. Welch

    Posted on August 17, 2017 by Dan Coley in 2017 Midweek Reflections.

      Dear Friends and Members of the United Church of Norman-UCC Hate, fear and violence have been on full display this weekend. And while eyes have been turned on Charlottesville, some of the same attitudes are resident in communities across Kansas, Oklahoma and throughout the country. While most who harbor deep-seated racist attitudes would never […]

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  • The Church and Overcoming Polarization – from Rev. Welch

    Posted on August 10, 2017 by Dan Coley in 2017 Midweek Reflections, Uncategorized.

      Dear Friends and Members of the United Church of Norman-UCC “The Church is the only institution that exists primarily for the benefit of those who are not its members.”- William Temple John Spong starts his book on Eternal Life talking about funerals. In them, he notes, the services are not (or should not be) […]

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  • You Pick the Sermon Title – from Rev. Welch

    Posted on August 3, 2017 by Dan Coley in 2017 Midweek Reflections, Uncategorized.

      Dear Friends and Members of the United Church of Norman-UCC The next two weeks I will not be preaching on Sunday. The first Sunday is Conversation Sunday. Joe Ward, chief investigator for Oklahoma County public defender’s office he will speak on issues of Poverty and Crime. He spent 45 years as a special investigator […]

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