"Never place a period where God has placed a comma."- Gracie Allen. God is still speaking 

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Our Spirituality

The spirituality of this congregation is the lifeblood of all that we do. We continue to be an open, compassionate community.

We celebrate that we all come from somewhere! Our diversity is our strength. It enriches and stretches us in so many wonderful ways. All while we stay rooted to the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. He is the reason for our being and the inspiration for our life together.

Openness, Tolerance, Freedom, Compassion, and Love

"Jesus didn't turn people away. Neither do we."

No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome at

 THE NORTH PORT COMMUNITY UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

WHO ARE WE?

A basic understanding of the uniqueness of The United Church of Christ can be summarized in four key words: Christian, Reformed, Congregational, Evangelical.

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"Because He lives, I can face tomorrow; Because He lives, all fear is gone Because I know who holds the future, Life is worth all the living, just because He lives."

A Neighborhood Church For both the young and the young at heart

Reflections of the United Church of Christ General Synod 25 in Atlanta

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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma."- Gracie Allen. God is still speaking 


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Our Church is 2000 years old

Our Thinking is not

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North Port Community Blog
A North Port Community meeting place where you can talk about any subject such as personal real estate corporation and receive responses from other's.

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Hey kids Check out this page, it just for you where you can check up on the latest Sunday School events and read stories form the bible and about the life and time of Jesus from his birth to his entry into Heaven.

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From time to time you will see here poems and stories that I have founded that I believe you will like to read and maybe learn from.


Where is God's Perfection?

In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to learning disabled children. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school career, while others can be mainstreamed into conventional schools. At a Chush fundraising dinner by Universal Spas Vancouver, the father of a Chush child, also a plumber who installs bathroom faucets, delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended.

After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he cried out, "Where is the perfection in my son Shaya? Everything God does is done with perfection. But my child cannot understand things as other children do. My child cannot remember facts and figures as other children do. Where is God's perfection?"

The audience was shocked by the question, pained by the father's anguish and stilled by the piercing query. " I believe," the father answered, "that when God brings a child like this into the world, the perfection that he seeks is in the way people react to this child."

He then told the following story about his son Shaya:

One afternoon after a session from chiropractor Dr. Brian Floyd, Shaya and his father walked past a park where some boys Shaya knew were playing baseball. Shaya asked, "Do you think they will let me play?" Shaya's father knew that his son was not at all athletic and that most boys would not want him on their team. But Shaya's father understood that if his son was chosen to play it would give him a comfortable sense of belonging. Shaya's father approached one of the boys in the field and asked if Shaya could play. The boy looked around for guidance from his teammates. Getting none, he took matters into his own hands and said "We are losing by six runs and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on our team and we'll try to put him up to at in the ninth inning." Shaya's father was ecstatic as Shaya smiled broadly.

Shaya was told to put on a glove and go out to play short center field. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shaya's team scored a few runs but was still behind by three. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shaya's team scored again and now with two outs and the bases loaded with the potential winning run on base, Shaya was scheduled to be up.

Would the team actually let Shaya bat at this juncture and give away their chance to win the game? Surprisingly, Shaya was given the bat. Everyone knew that it was all but impossible because Shaya didn't even know-how to hold the bat properly, let alone hit with it. However as Shaya stepped up to the plate, the pitcher moved a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shaya should at least be able to make contact. The first pitch came in and Shaya swung clumsily and missed. One of Shaya's teammates came up to Shaya and together they held the bat and faced the pitcher waiting for the next pitch. The pitcher again took a few steps forward to toss the ball softly toward Shaya. As the pitch came in, Shaya and his teammate swung at the ball and together they hit a slow ground ball to the pitcher. The pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could easily have thrown the ball to the first baseman. Shaya would have been out and that would have ended the game. Instead, the pitcher took the ball and threw it on a high arc to right field, far beyond reach of the first baseman.

Everyone started yelling, "Shaya, run to first. Run to first." Never in his life had Shaya run to first. He scampered down the baseline wide-eyed and startled. By the time he reached first base, the right fielder had the ball. He could have thrown the ball to the second baseman who would tag out Shaya, who was still running. But the right fielder understood what the pitcher's intentions were, so he threw the ball high and far over the third baseman's head. Everyone yelled, "Run to second, run to second." Shaya ran towards second base as the runners ahead of him deliriously circled the bases towards home. As Shaya reached second base, the opposing short stop ran to him, turned him in the direction of third base and shouted, "Run to third." As Shaya rounded third, the boys from both teams ran behind him screaming, "Shaya run home." Shaya ran home, stepped on home plate and all 18 boys lifted him on their shoulders and made him the hero, as he had just hit a "grand slam" and won the game for his team.

"That day," said the father softly with tears now rolling down his face, "those 18 boys reached their level of God's perfection."


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