Posts by Eleanor Guare

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Bronwyn Masse: A Tribute

by Eleanor Guare

Bronwyn has retired from her role as church secretary, and we pay tribute to her for more than her administrative skills, which were many: managing the office, publishing the worship bulletin and newsletter, keeping up with the comings and goings of the committees and of course, supporting the pastor! We thank her for her dedicated […]

Conversation with Elizabeth Rossano: “2020 was the best year of my life – I found faith in humanity.”

by Eleanor Guare

Renowned for her Monday morning “community donuts” handed out to grateful passers-by in Hardwick, Elizabeth Rossano has extended her heart and hands to us. A recent article in the Hardwick Gazette https://hardwickgazette.com/?s=Elizabeth+Rossano tells of her heartwarming story. Recently, she and her husband Griffin made over 120 donuts in our church kitchen and those warm (crusty […]

A Year in Review

by Eleanor Guare

The Greensboro United Church of Christ is bursting with song. The music of the East Coast Inspirational Singers brings folks to their feet and up to the altar, swinging and clapping to Oh Happy Day. Perhaps this jolt of inspiration was meant to help us through the remaining days of 2020. Many of these days […]

The Steeple and the People

by Eleanor Guare

“Here is the church and here is the steeple. Open the doors and see all the people.” Many of you know this finger rhyme. When I was little, this lighthearted pastime was typically enjoyed upon my father’s lap, probably to get me to giggle until he ended the rhyme with “Close the doors until they […]

The Little Food Shelf that Could

by Eleanor Guare

There are many good deeds a church community can do throughout the year. In a normal year, church events and community deeds are the subject for discussion and deliberation by various church committees. There are details. These things take time… Things are different now. Unemployment, fear, and hunger are stark realities in our community. What […]

The Little Food Shelf is Open!

by Eleanor Guare

The first time I ever saw a Little Library was on a foot path that traversed an oceanside community in Maine. Since then I’ve noticed them right here in Greensboro, alongside the Memorial Garden and on a path to Willey’s Beach. There may be many more. There is novelty associated with these little libraries, and […]

Village Fellowship

by Eleanor Guare

A little over a month ago I thought about creating a local map and directory that would help stores and services in the village deal with the flow of folks seeking beer, cheese, lodging, performances and other delights and necessities. The idea was nothing original, just a way to guide visitors and create a sense […]

Humility and Service

by Eleanor Guare

There are many artistic masterpieces depicting Jesus’s arrival into Jerusalem on what we now call Palm Sunday. Pietro Lorenzetti’s Entry of Christ into Jerusalem illustrates the biblical story from Matthew 21:1–11 in which Jesus asks two of his disciples to go into a nearby village and retrieve an ass and her colt. Jesus then rode […]

We are with you!

by Eleanor Guare

Recently I asked my nephew, an inner-city cop responsible for policing some of the toughest neighborhoods in Boston, what human characteristic he felt could tie us all together. He said, “empathy.” Empathy is the ability to recognize what another person is experiencing. It allows us to align our emotions and concerns around other people – […]

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