Author Archives for Rev. Eugene James

Closing Observations

December 20, 2021 7:20 pm Published by Comments Off on Closing Observations

The passing of time brings about a myriad of changes that affect our very existence. I’m beginning to understand that...


A Call to Action: The Time is Now!

June 11, 2020 2:55 pm Published by Comments Off on A Call to Action: The Time is Now!

Dear Members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada,   “How long, O God,...


Eastertide Concerns

April 14, 2020 4:19 pm Published by Comments Off on Eastertide Concerns

Greetings Sisters and Brothers, Holy Week this year was unlike any we have ever experienced as a result of the...


Pastoral Word: Covid-19 Pandemic

March 19, 2020 5:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Pastoral Word: Covid-19 Pandemic

Dear Colleagues,             To say that we are in the midst of profoundly challenging times would be a gross understatement....


Reflection: There is a Time

September 5, 2019 11:07 am Published by Comments Off on Reflection: There is a Time

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) When First Christian Church Battle Creek suffered the devastating loss as the result of embezzlement, it was the time  for the Regional church to respond to the unspoken Macedonian call to come to the aid of a sister congregation.


Reflection: Praise Report – 1st Christian Battle Creek

May 10, 2019 3:19 pm Published by Comments Off on Reflection: Praise Report – 1st Christian Battle Creek

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40) The “We Are Family” campaign for First Christian Church, Battle Creek has been an inspiring success. More than $17,000.00 has been given so far to assist the congregation in recovering from the embezzlement of all the money in their bank account.


Reflection: Freedom isn’t Free

November 11, 2018 3:42 pm Published by Comments Off on Reflection: Freedom isn’t Free

“Freedom isn’t free.” The freedom we enjoy as citizens of the United States of America has been and is defended...


Crystal 100 Anniversary Thanks

July 11, 2018 9:39 am Published by Comments Off on Crystal 100 Anniversary Thanks

After much planning, preparation, discussion, and the hard work on the part of many people, the 100th Anniversary Celebration of...


Thanksgiving Blessing

November 21, 2017 11:45 am Published by Comments Off on Thanksgiving Blessing

2017 Thanksgiving Blessing from Rev. Eugene James, Regional Minister  


Support for Texas Flood Victims

September 1, 2017 2:52 pm Published by Comments Off on Support for Texas Flood Victims

Dear Sisters and Brothers, The effects of the ongoing disaster in Southeast Texas caused by hurricane Harvey are difficult to...


2017 Easter Blessings

April 14, 2017 6:59 pm Published by Comments Off on 2017 Easter Blessings

Greetings Sisters and Brothers, Many of us have fond memories of the excitement and joy of Easter we experienced growing...


Reflections: Despicable

January 17, 2017 10:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Reflections: Despicable

Four black persons kidnapped, held captive, and abused, a mentally challenged white youth over a period of three days in...


Happy Thanksgiving – 2016

November 21, 2016 1:43 pm Published by Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving – 2016

Although the events of the past year have brought both great joy and tremendous sorrow for many of us, we...