Nexus connections

Check our Facebook page for service updates. If you would like to stay up-to-date on current events and sign up to receive emails, contact Pastor Joe at To read our newsletters, click the link at the bottom of this page. 

  • Joint Online Service with washington ucc

    We will post on Facebook our combined service with Washington UCC on Saturday. Pastor Joe will lead the first half and Pastor Aaron the second half. Go to the Facebook page that our two churches have created as a platform for services, Bible studies and announcements. It's called A Place of Grace and you can find it at:

  • Sunday, August  14 - becoming more childlike

    You’re familiar with the story in the three synoptic gospels about Jesus and children. People are bringing their young children to him for a blessing. The adults in the room are trying to keep the kids away – out of sight, out of mind. (Remember, children in that time and culture weren’t given much intrinsic value.)
    Jesus not only welcomes the children and loves on them, but also tells the adults – us – that we have to become childlike in order to live God’s way. We need to shed the hate and fear and all the other things we absorb as we grow.
    If you can't attend our service at the East Butler YMCA at 10 a.m., we'll have a shortened version available on recorded video at the Facebook pages of Nexus and A Place of Grace over the weekend.

  • Online Services - a place of grace

    Saturday August 13, 2022 Online Service, Pastor Joe

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  • online services - a place of grace  

    Saturday, August 6, 2022 Online Service Pastor Aaron

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  • Guest  speaker Rev. Michelle Wilkey

    Sunday, July 17 , Pastor Joe revisited a familiar story: Jesus visits Martha and Mary and, during their get-together, confront some of the most boldly drawn lines in their society and their religion. Jesus does what he always does, inviting everyone to ignore whatever lines get in the way

    In God’s community, those lines don’t exist.
    We were "visited" by Michelle and Jordan, two young women who are still part of Nexus even as they pastor other churches. We heard their videotaped thoughts on what this story means for us today.

  • guest speaker Rev. jordan rebholz

    In this video, Jordan shares her thoughts on the story of Mary and Martha preparing for Jesus' visit and how gender roles are perceived, then and now.

  • High noon recovery church

    rev. dr. aaron maurice saari

    Welcome, friends, from wherever you are, to this moment in time when we come together as a people impacted by substance use and abuse, who connect with God as an act of sobriety and witness. I’m Pastor Aaron, and I’m a drug abuser and alcoholic in recovery. I’m glad to be here and I’m glad you are here as well. Please join me in our responsive Call to Worship. Click on photo to view video. 

  • Back to School Program

    The Reach Out Lakota Back to School program was a success! Thank you to all who donated.



    We started a “Church Chat” Zoom in the early weeks of the pandemic. It has evolved into a space for our young people to gather every Wednesday night from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and talk about whatever is happening in their lives. Let Pastor Joe know if you are interested in hopping onto one of the Zooms.

  • united church of christ - outreach to ukraine

    Heartland Conference of the United Church of Christ has a long-standing relationship with people in Ukraine through a sharing ministry. The conference – based in Ohio – is providing food and water to displaced Ukrainians in Transcarpathia. Donations may be made by clicking on the photo link.

  • Hamilton Ohio Pride - Saturday June 4, 2022

    A deep "thank you" to everyone who helped make the second Hamilton Pride festival a great success. We were one of six churches represented at the festival. Thanks to all who staffed the booth, and all who showed up and spent time with us. And thanks for all who prayed for another successful celebration of love -- it sure was! Now, on to Hamilton Pride 3.

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