Sunday Sernon, November 26, 2023
The voice of BMUCC
Join us for fellowship, fun and "fun-raising"!
Embracing our shared vulnerabilities and struggles, the Church of Compassion calls for genuine connection, empathy, and understanding for both ourselves and others in our faith journey.
How BMUCC members and friends across the U.S. are collaborating to bring comfort and hope to those waiting for a new life at our southern border.
This sermon emphasizes the importance of prioritizing spiritual dedication and aligning daily actions with faith, highlighting that even small acts can reflect our deepest values and pave the way for larger transformations in our personal and communal lives.
Often when we seek to serve, bless and minister to others, we are served, blessed and ministered to by them.
While the Southern Baptist Convention relegates women to the pews, the UCC celebrates the strength of our women and their leadership
Science shows Jesus' example leads to a stronger intellect and better problem solving
We are eager to grow the BMUCC community and extend an extravagant welcome to our friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. But how? Here are some tips.
Our beloved community shares their summer photos from Arizona and around the world!
Exploring Pride Month in the context of the teachings of Jesus Christ
Black Mountain UCC's blanket ministry delivers individually made blankets to asylum seekers, symbolizing comfort, empathy, and connection at the border.
There are a myriad ways in which our faith can be nurtured and deepened beyond the experience of Sunday worship. While gathering in the church is a vital part of our spiritual journey, we believe that the opportunity to grow closer to God is ever-present in our daily lives.
It wasn't easy for my husband and I to find a church home in the North Scottsdale/Cave Creek area that would welcome us as a gay couple, but the second we stepped through the doors at BMUCC, we knew we were home.
As society grapples with divisive narratives and widening gaps, many individuals and families find themselves standing at an intersection. This intersection lies between the personal values they hold dear and the theology of the institutions they participate in.
Surveys show that non-churchgoing people in our North Scottsdale and Cave Creek/Carefree community have some serious doubts about participation in organized religion, and we understand that. There's a lot to be concerned about because of the way that Christianity in the United States has developed over the past few decades. But BMUCC is different!
Our Congregational Profile process aims to guide us in understanding who we are now, who our neighbors are, and crucially, who God is calling us to become.
On Sunday, May 7, we received an important presentation from Holly on the Sonoyta Center of Hope (Centro de Esperanza) for refugees and asylum seekers just across the border from Lukeville, AZ, in Mexico. We learned about the Phoenix East Valley Network and their important work meeting the basic needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ on their journey to hope and safety. Our "Ties To Mexico" project supports this group. For anyone who wishes to contribute individually to this ministry, here is some information about their needs!
Last week, Tina reflected on her ten years as a prison chaplain for the Arizona Department of Corrections. Here is an excerpt from her sermon.
In the United Church of Christ, we celebrate the boundless love of God that knows no boundaries. This love embraces all people, transcending race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, and social background.
We are a proud member church of the United Church of Christ. Learn more about our denomination and our history below!
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Black Mountain United Church of Christ's mission is to love God with all our heart, mind and soul, to fully experience Jesus’ compassion for us, and to offer it unconditionally to all God’s creation.
30600 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85266