Welcome to The Greensboro United Church of Christ

- An Open and Affirming Congregation -

Our congregation meets for worship on Sundays at 10 AM.

Recent Sermons

Rock & Redeemer: A Psalm for the Abused and Assaulted

the church must acknowledge the painful realities that too many women face on a day-to-day basis over the course of their lives. We must be a safe space where awful truths can be shared with all the accompanying emotions. We must believe those who find the courage to tell us their stories.

Welcoming Jesus

We did that last week with Emma, remember? All it takes is open arms and willingness to hold on and not let go. Why do we make loving God and being loved by God so complicated? You welcome the child or you don’t. And when you welcome the child, you welcome Jesus.

From Sunday: Who is Jesus?

Then Christianity will become the religion of the Roman Empire and a Messiah who spends all of his time delivering the poor, the lame and the outcast will not do. Eventually, Jesus will lose his olive skin and dark hair, in favor of something a fairer and more blonde. The changes will not just be cosmetic. Jesus will be used to justify everything from putting down peasant uprisings to launching crusades. To keep his teachings pure, inquisitions will torture and torment the poor and burn women suspected of witchcraft.

Dogs Will Eat Almost Anything

But what we have to work not miss with our 21st century eyes and ears is that she should not have been in this space at all. Women don’t talk to men in public. Certainly, when whatever request they have made is denied, they do not challenge the decision. Nevertheless, she persists. She is powerless, yet she refuses to behave that way. She has no recourse, but she refuses to let the matter drop.

Sunday from Greensboro: Our Struggle

Worshiping at the altar of individualism run amuck, we are rewarded with a moral superiority that allows us, if we so choose, to blame the poor for being poor, women for being raped and people of color for being shot. We have learned to use the very scripture that is intended to tell us the story of God’s great love for all of us in ways that make it an ally of the very evil we are called to resist.

Events

Advent Book Study Group: Days of Awe and Wonder

December 2, 2018 – December 16, 2018
11:30 AM

Advent Book Study will be on Sundays, December 2, 9, and 16, following the church coffee hour (11:30). We will be reading Days of Awe and Wonder: How to Be a Christian in the Twenty-First Century, by Marcus Borg. Copies of the book are available for purchase at the Galaxy in Hardwick and on Amazon. […]

Help Trim the Tree!

December 16, 2018
10:00 am

During church service on Sunday, December 16th, we will decorate a large fresh tree brought into the sanctuary. Bring the whole family and participate in this fun group activity. The meaning of each decoration will be explained as the tree becomes a shimmering spectacle of light and beauty. Come join us and stay for refreshments!

Christmas Eve Service 5 PM

December 24, 2018
5:00 PM

Christmas Eve at the Greensboro United Church of Christ means carols and candlelight, cookies and something special for the young folks. Please join us for a magical and meaningful Christmas Eve.

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