Menifee church serves 75 Christmas dinners

MENIFEE – Menifee United Church of Christ served 75 free Christmas dinners to people in need, to the elderly and to those who wanted to spend Dec. 25 with others. “We want to thank the people who came for a free meal,” the Rev. Bill Freeman, senior minister of Menifee United Church of Christ, said. […]

Menifee church to serve free Christmas dinner

MENIFEE – Menifee United Church of Christ plans to serve a free Christmas dinner to people in need and to those who otherwise would be alone, noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 25. “‘Tis the season to reach out to others,” the Rev. Bill Freeman, senior minister of Menifee United Church of Christ, said. “Our congregation wants […]

Menifee church to bless the animals, Oct. 8

MENIFEE – Menifee United Church of Christ will bless the animals at its worship service Sunday, Oct. 8. Many churches bless the animals in early October around the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. “God created all the animals of the earth,” the Rev. Bill Freeman said. “So I believe […]

 Congregation votes to become a sanctuary church

MENIFEE – The members of Menifee United Church of Christ voted after its worship service, Aug. 27, to become a sanctuary church. While the church does not have the facility to house undocumented immigrants, it will advocate for them. “Our congregation voted to be a beacon of light in the sometimes dark debate over immigration,” […]

 Menifee United Church of Christ studies to become a sanctuary church

MENIFEE – Menifee United Church of Christ will spend three Sundays in August studying about how to become a sanctuary church. Being a sanctuary church means offering shelter or support to undocumented immigrants. Many faith communities in California and across America have declared themselves to be sanctuary churches. It is estimated that America is home […]

Menifee church will soon have a new, later, start time 

Beginning Sept. 4, Menifee United Church of Christ will hold its Sunday Service an hour later, at 11 a.m. Currently the church’s Sunday Service begins at 10 a.m. “Younger people like a later start time,” said Senior Minister Bill Freeman. “At the same time, our older members say they like the idea of starting church an hour later […]

Menifee church first vandalized then burglarized over 2 nights

Menifee church first vandalized then burglarized over 2 nights

MENIFEE – Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Menifee Police Station are investigating after a church in Menifee was first vandalized and then burglarized in two consecutive overnight incidents. The Menifee United Church of Christ, which is located at 26701 McCall Boulevard, in Menifee, was broken into sometime during the evening Monday, July 11. Knives […]

Menifee church displays rainbow flag for third time

MENIFEE – For the third time this year, Menifee United Church of Christ is displaying a rainbow flag on the side of its building to demonstrate its support for the LGBT community. Two similar flags were stolen in the past few months. “Given the tragedy in Orlando a couple weeks ago, we thought it was […]

Menifee church votes to become ‘open and affirming’

MENIFEE – In a unanimous decision, the congregation of Menifee United Church of Christ recently voted to become “Open and Affirming.” Open and Affirming is the term the United Church of Christ denomination uses to indicate that a church welcomes, celebrates and loves everyone, including the LGBT community. “Menifee UCC always was open to lesbians […]

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