Monday Musings

August 03, 2020 I begin almost every day by reading the Daily Devotional, a free gift offered by some insightful and wonderful people from across the United Church of Christ.  You can subscribe as well through the address, dailydevotional@ucc.org.  I have a...

Monday Musings July 13,2020

I grew up in the German Reformed Church of America, before it became a part of the Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1934, and before it became part of the United Church of Christ in 1957.  The teaching tool used for young people usually was the Heidelberg...

Monday Musings June 29,2020

I spent my first 13 plus years in St. Paul, MN, growing up in a blue-collar Roman Catholic neighborhood. I shared a newspaper route with 2 of my brothers, rode the streetcars downtown to the library for books and to the YMCA for swimming lessons. We played on the...

Monday Musings

Monday Musings  June 15, 2020 As the world around us has been opening up, First United ponders how we can realistically and responsibly come back into the physical community we all cherish and crave. A new COVID-19 Task Force headed by Tom Busey is beginning to...

Monday Musings

Dear First United Family, Happy Monday to all of you! This is Samuel Grace, your Music Director, with some musings for the week ahead. Last week was a tumultuous one for those of us working in vocal music. A webinar hosted by leading organizations in my field revealed...