Caring Friends and Neighbors
The Nederland Community Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). We appreciate diversity, and we treasure openness to new ideas of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ in our time. For us, a fellowship is alive where people are free to live in genuine openness to God and to each other.
Following the example of our Lord, as his disciples, we strive to be an inclusive congregation. We celebrate our common faith and welcome people of every race, color, gender, age and life situation. Our emphasis is on caring, accepting and tolerance, not judging. We speak of our church as a ‘family’ and believe that before anything else that may seek to divide us, we are brothers and sisters in Christ.
What’s Going On?
After the New Year, we start a new worship series! Jesus often used parables about things like sheep and farming. By comparing that to God, his followers could use what they were familiar with, to get closer to that which was far more mysterious. But of course, we don’t have many sheep in our lives any more, and only a few of us have farmed for a living. So, given our different world, and given the fact that people deal with pretty much the same problems and questions as they have for the last 2000, what sorts of parables would Jesus use today? Eventually, I believe, he would teach with clever stories about modern technology. OK, let me admit right up front, I am not a technology expert. I don’t ‘get’ computers. I’m even a little scared of my TV remote. Despite how some of you might assume that everyone under 40 grew up with a phone in their crib, I’m just a little too old, and my family was a lot too poor, for me to have many electronic devices. To be sure, now I am … [more...]
Nederland Community Presbyterian Church held its Annual Congregational Meeting on 29 January 2017. Here is a report of the business of the church that was accomplished there. Call to Order -- Hansen Wendlandt Quorum established, with 23 official members in attendance (and numerous friends of the church) Opened in prayer Discussion of the Minutes of the 2016 Annual & Summer Congregational Meetings Receive … [more...]
According to our religious tradition and the organizational rules for Presbyterian churches, we need to have a formal Annual Congregational Meeting at the beginning of each year. We meet on 29 January, after worship, to review the 2017 budget, and to vote on the new church leaders (Elders, Deacons, and Nominating Committee) and the Pastor’s terms of call. Check out the published information. 2017 Congregational Meeting agenda Annual Meeting … [more...]
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