November 6, 2011: “Trusting God”

Posted on : Nov 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: This Sunday's Service

This Sunday we welcome the Rev. Felix Villanueva, the Conference Minister of the So California Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ.  Felix will be preaching during worship, then after a brief Social Hour, we will have a Question & Answer period in the Sanctuary.  This is your chance to ask any questions you have about the UCC!  This is also our final UCC discernment Sunday before we vote whether to begin the process of seeking transfer to the UCC.

The Rev. Felix Villanueva is Conference Minister of the Southern California Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ.  The SCNC/UCC serves 140 UCC congregations and 350 clergy in the southern regions of both California and Nevada.

A native of Puerto Rico, Felix earned degrees from the University of Puerto Rico, the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, and the Princeton Theological Seminary

He spent 21 years as a U.S. Navy Chaplain, retiring at the rank of U.S. Navy Captain.  His tours of duty covered a wide spectrum, from sea duty to chapel programs worldwide, including the Philippines, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Iraq and Haiti.  Before election as Conference Minister, he served as Senior Pastor of the UCC La Mesa in East County, San Diego.


This Sunday’s Scripture

Matthew 4: 18-22

As Jesus was walking along the Sea of Galilee, he watched two brothers—Simon, who was called Peter, and Andrew—casting a net into the sea.  They fished by trade.  Jesus said to them, “Come follow me, and I will make you fishers of humankind.”  They immediately abandoned their nets and began to follow Jesus.

Jesus walked along further and caught sight of a second pair of brothers—James and John, the sons of Zebedee.  They too were in their boat, mending their nets with their father.  Jesus called them, and immediately they abandoned both boat and father to follow him.

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