What a wonderful day it was! We welcomed six new members into our church through confirmation this year. The youth led nearly the entire service even writing the Morning Prayer (see below) for the day. They did an excellent job! Welcome to BCCUCC!

 

 

Morning Prayer

Holy and beautiful God, you are all-loving and patient. You are all-caring and all-togetherness. You are our true friend. You are divine and you are still speaking to us. We ask that you bless us this day as we join our church and take this meaningful step on our faith journey. We pray for the health and wellness of our families, our friends, our neighbors, and especially today for our church family. God of peace, we pray for an end to all wars and for the elimination of poverty. We ask that you inspire us to help each other, O God. We pray for good food, clean water, and shelter for all of your people. We pray the church awakens to God’s presence in creation and responds to the threats of human consumption and human impact on our sacred mother earth. We ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we work together to preserve life. Let us always have the courage to ask for help when we need it remembering that you are always there for us this day and throughout our lives. We ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ who taught us how to be closer to God and to each other. Amen.