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SCC Finances

By Finance

Here is a link to our latest quarterly budget information.

If you have any questions about finances at SCC, please talk with Peter, Walter or Lorna anytime.

Please connect with Lorna if you would like to set up a regular e-transfer autodeposit. Here are some different options for giving.

One of the easiest ways is to e-transfer to givetoscc@gmail.com

Wisdom as Mortar

By Talks

Peter Fitch continues the work on James by looking at the last 6 verses of chapter 3 (James 3:13-18). He thinks that God’s wisdom, the real thing, that is, holds the community together. It’s the cement or mortar for the bricks. It’s a transformation of character that allows people to work well together. It has nothing to do with creating boundaries and divisions that keep people apart, even if those who do this think that they are representing God. This passage (and this talk) is short and simple but the message is clear. 

Lindsay and Teena have gathered a playlist together of an assortment of songs well loved by our community. You can listen on Apple Music or Spotify  and Google Music. Enjoy! 

Keep checking our Facebook group, St. Croix Church, for all the latest updates. We are also on Instagram as stcroixchurch

Subscribe to the SCV podcasts in iTunes.

What You Say Matters

By Talks


What You Say Matters/ May 10, 2020

Peter Fitch looks at James 3:1-12. This is a famous passage about the problems caused by the things we say to one another. Peter asks why this passage is here, at this point in the letter, and he shares his opinion that the way we speak is an essential building block of the new community.

Here is a new improvised contemplation/meditation music piece/video by Rick Coates. 

Lindsay and Teena have gathered a playlist together of an assortment of songs well loved by our community. You can listen on Apple Music or Spotify  and Google Music. Enjoy! 

(video recording link above picture / audio podcast link below)

Keep checking our Facebook group, St. Croix Church, for all the latest updates. We are also on Instagram as stcroixchurch

Subscribe to the SCV podcasts in iTunes.

A Grounded Community

By Talks


A Grounded Community/ May 3, 2020

Peter Fitch continues the study on James (James 2:14-26). The first half of chapter 2 taught about a “higher” way of doing things. The new community is to be “spiritual.” Everyone belongs and people are not to be treated as better than others. God is real in the community. However, this portion, the second half of the chapter, gives an important corrective: real spirituality does not remove us from ordinary life; instead, it infuses real life with strength and desire to act, to care for others in practical ways.

Lindsay and Teena have gathered a playlist together of an assortment of songs well loved by our community. You can listen on Apple Music or Spotify  and Google Music. Enjoy! 

(video recording link above picture / audio podcast link below)

Keep checking our Facebook group, St. Croix Church, for all the latest updates. We are also on Instagram as stcroixchurch

Subscribe to the SCV podcasts in iTunes.

So Was That the Apocalypse

By Talks

So Was That the Apocalypse/ April 26, 2020

Walter explores the relevance of apocalyptic language in our
current situation and concludes (borrowing from N.T. Wright) that
apocalyptic language is the unleashing of the power of art and Spiritual
intuition to describe and imagine possibilities for great change. He
concludes by fielding comments from listeners on apocalyptic revelations
and possibilities.

Go to SCV Kids page for a story from Joy.

(video recording link above/ audio podcast link below)

Keep checking our Facebook group, St. Croix Church, for all the latest updates. We are also on Instagram as stcroixchurch

Subscribe to the SCV podcasts in iTunes.

A New Community Ethic

By Talks


A New Community Ethic/ April 19, 2020

Peter Fitch continues the study on James. Today he looks at Ch. 2:1-13. The new community desires poor people and wealthy people to be treated in the same way. As we read closely, we learn that all “face value” judgments of people are wrong and get in the way of what God is trying to do. We can live in a world of division and judgment where some people feel superior to others or we can live in an atmosphere where everyone tries to “love others as they love themselves.” One is the realm of “judgment.” The other is the realm of “mercy.” We can’t live in both at the same time.

Go to St. Croix Church Facebook group to view Gwen sharing some songs for worship and SCV Kids page for a story from Joy.

Here is a beautiful musical meditation from Rick Coates.

(video recording link above/ audio link below)

Keep checking our Facebook group, St. Croix Church, for all the latest updates. We are also on Instagram as stcroixchurch

Subscribe to the SCV podcasts in iTunes.

Easter Sunday 2020

By Talks


Easter Sunday 2020/ April 12, 2020

Here is a brief Easter message from Peter that will help to coordinate some of the things we are posting here and on the St. Croix Church Facebook Group.

Here is the link to Jonelle Martin’s video talk.

Go to St. Croix Church Facebook group to watch Mark Groleau’s Easter Story, Part 1 and Part 2, Rachael Barham’s Good Friday Reflection and Contemplation during Coronavirus (also on this site), and Lindsay McKay’s music for Easter and a musical meditation by Rick Coates.

(video recording link above/ audio link below)

Keep checking our Facebook group, St. Croix Church, for all the latest updates.

Subscribe to the SCV podcasts in iTunes.

Responding Well in Crisis

By Talks


Responding Well in Crisis/ April 5, 2020

Peter Fitch continues the study in James by looking at Chapter 1:19-27. He sees wisdom here about how we can be our best selves when we are facing difficult situations. 

(video recording link above/ audio link below)

Keep checking our Facebook group, St. Croix Church, for all the latest updates.

Subscribe to the SCV podcasts in iTunes.

The Benefit of Disruption

By Talks

The Benefit of Disruption/ March 29, 2020

Peter Fitch continues the Bible Study from the book of James that he started last week. Here he speaks about ideas that he sees in James 1: 9-18. He feels that this passage begins with a recognition that disruption has forced itself upon the new community that has formed around Jesus’ teachings after his death. The author of this letter doesn’t feel that this is all bad because times of disruption can make us see things in a new light.

(video recording link above/ audio link below)

Keep checking our Facebook group, St. Croix Church, for all the latest updates.

Subscribe to the SCV podcasts in iTunes.