Sunday, February 21, 2016

CUCC celebrates 100 years

photo of front lawn, sanctuary and courtyard of CUCC with sign in the foreground
Front lawn of CUCC.  Notice the Vaughan Wing, now three years old
CUCC celebrates 100 years of social involvement  (Raleigh Times, April 25, 1981) was written as CUCC celebrated 100 years of ministry in Raleigh.  Unfortunately, page 1 of the article is missing.

Litany of Thanksgiving for 1978 at Community United Church of Christ

This litany of thanksgiving, used January 7, 1979, provides a snapshot of the life of the congregation in 1978 -  our worship, what and how we are learning, our work for justice, the challenges we face together.

1978 was the second year of ministry with us for Rev. Cally Rogers-Witte, so the litany was written as the congregation celebrated the transition to new pastoral leadership.  1979 was the tenth anniversary of the merger of First Evangelical and Reformed Church and United Church.

Content of King's speech at the Institute of Religion

While we have several documents describing the visit by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to the Institute of Religion sponsored by United Church, this article in The Technician (Feb. 13, 1958 edition) may be the only outline of the content of his speech.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

On Sunday, January 28, 2018, Joy Alford Allridge was ordained to the pastoral ministry in the United Church of Christ.  Joy had been in care with CUCC during her time in seminary, and she has been serving as pastor of Prism, a CUCC ministry and new church start in Wake Forest, NC.  The ordination service was held at CUCC and the reception catered jointly by CUCC's members at the Raleigh campus and at Prism.

These photos were taken by Prism member, Nancy Jo (Prism is blessed to have a professional photographer in their midst).

Unfortunately we can't upload the album, but you are welcome to view the photos.