Pastor’s Homily

Pastor’s Homily2019-04-03T11:49:39-04:00

Church building temporarily closing for face to face worship. 11/19/20

November 19th, 2020|General|

To the Congregation of First United Church of Christ – Carlisle:
Here is some information to pass along.
Based on a recommendation from the re-opening task force, the church consistory has voted to temporarily close for face to face worship. The church will not be open for face to face worship this Sunday (November 22). This was not an easy decision to make, but there are increasing concerns for people coming together in a group. In the past 24 hours, there have been 112 new cases and 4 new deaths in Cumberland County. This is now three days in a row with over 100 new cases. The 14 day per capita rate hit a new high of 489 cases per 100,00 in Cumberland County. Dauphin and York […]

Message about technical difficulties with broadcasting worship

November 17th, 2020|General|

To the Congregation of First United Church of Christ – Carlisle:

I understand there may be some people frustrated about the technical challenges that have sporadically occurred with Live streaming worship (Sunday November 15 in particular, and on some other days).  I am sorry about people’s frustration.  I can only say that I have my own frustrations with this technical system we are using in church.  And as for the problems this past Sunday, I am attempting to figure out what happened.  During this time of the pandemic, a video of worship for First UCC has been created 15 times, live stream has been utilized 33 times, and Uber teleconference has been used 27 times.  It has mostly been successful, with two Sundays that were major exceptions: August 30 when Cloudflare went down online and affected the internet nationally and November 15.  It is still not clear what happened yesterday, except […]

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