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United Church of Christ

Welcome to Chewelah UCC!

We are the Chewelah United Church of Christ located in Northeast Washington in the small town of Chewelah, Washington.  Join us on our website and Facebook page as we share the wonder of God in our open & affirming, bible-studying and Christ-centered church.  A place of sanctuary.

 

Our Mission

 

"As children of God, united in our belief in Christ, we are called to love one another as God loves us: helping each other to live as givers, to be as doers, to pray as believers, and always to serve."

 

Letting Go
Rev. David Schoen

It's fall! With the lengthening of darkness, and the coming of cold, many people don't like fall. But I do. It energizes, even encourages me.

This month, I've spent time clearing out the frosted, wilted plants from our yard. As much as I enjoy planting and gardening in spring and summer, I also enjoying cleaning the gardens. Clearing out that which is dead to bare the brown earth bed is a gratifying, spiritual experience for me. I celebrate what was, while preparing the earth and myself for a restful generative pause.

Fall is all about letting go. In our northern clime, fall is letting go of summer daylight, warmth, flip flops and what was green but now is gone.

Letting go is a necessary part of the living into the future. Otto Scharmer, professor of social innovation and author of Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges, speaks of the need of letting go in order to let come. Living into the future requires letting go of what was past in order to let come something new.

We are not good at letting go in our lives or in the church. “We've always done it this way” is often the unspoken words beneath our liturgies, activities and visions. Truth is, however, that we cannot continue doing what we have always done if we want to be and do something new. Fall reminds us that letting go is a necessary preparation for ourselves and our churches to letting come a new spring, a bold future that God is birthing in us and the world.

 

News Flash!

 

 

November 23rd, 2014

Worship & Church School - 10:30 am

(Reign of Christ Sunday)

 

Choir Practice - 9 am

ECC  Worship Service - 9 am (in the Chapel)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

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