by Eleanor Guare

Here are some birthdays coming up in the next few months. If you have a birthday you’d like included in the next newsletter, or if we neglected to list your birthday here, let us know by calling (802-533-2223) or emailing ( the church. Many thanks to Penny Bretschneider for collecting birth dates this past year! […]

Just for Fun!

by Eleanor Guare

by Rosann Hickey Here’s a word search! Tip: Use your cursor to highlight the words listed, and reveal the name of a person featured in this newsletter! Remember, you can highlight letters up, down, and across. You’re not finished until you see the banner: Puzzle Completed!

Note from the Pastor

by Eleanor Guare

by Ed Sunday-Winters As members and friends of Greensboro United Church of Christ, our mission is to love others the way God has loved us. Love like that will inevitably bring us into conflict with the economic systems that daily try to convince us that God has not supplied enough to meet the needs of […]

Animal Companions

by Eleanor Guare

With each issue of the newsletter, we feature a reader’s favorite pet. This one is from Donna Lee, about her dog Sophia. “Sophia is now gone.  I miss her faithful companionship so much.  She was so much more than a pet to me.  She was my last daily connection to my husband Bob, who wanted to […]

A Lasting Legacy: A Note from the GUCC Trustees

by Mike Coffey

by Mike Coffey The Greensboro United Church of Christ has been the recipient of a number of donors who have left us money to care for and use wisely. In former times, these donations in the form of stocks and bonds were invested and watched over by knowledgeable trustees. But given the complex nature of […]

In the Language of Flowers

by Eleanor Guare

During the period of virtual worship services, we have been sustained by the presence of Ed, Hal, and Kyle. And there was another faithful servant in the building, speaking to us in the language of flowers. We know her as Cilla, and every Sunday we marvel at her artistry. When she was old enough to […]

Serving God through Music

by Hal Parker

by Hal Parker, Music Director If you were fortunate enough to be in church or at home worshipping online on Sept 19th, you experienced Jason Crane, our Office Manager, playing his soprano sax. For the Prelude he chose “Come Sunday” by Duke Ellington and the hymn “Amazing Grace” for the Anthem. Both were stunningly beautiful. […]

Happenings: Summer 2021

by Eleanor Guare

What’s been happening? Summer! And what’s happening now is glorious Autumn. When you read the next issue of Pancakes and Prayers, we’ll be shoveling snow. Here’s a quick rundown of happenings in and around our church community this summer… We Reflected and Worshipped On Sunday June 6th we held a virtual Communion and Conversation session […]

The Heart of a Community Quilt

by Eleanor Guare

About a year ago, folks gathered outside the church to help Judy Dales celebrate her 75th birthday. It was a festive gathering welcomed by all, not just because of our love for Judy, but because the day came on the heels of many months of pandemic isolation! As a gesture intended to acknowledge her love […]