Welcome to the CUCC Media Archive
The purpose of the CUCC Media Archive is to preserve the history and the story of Community UCC in Raleigh. This includes the written history, the photographic history, the oral history, and the arts and culture of the church.
This will by necessity be an ongoing project, as the story of CUCC is a continuing saga. So all that this project can hope to accomplish is to document and record some of the steps in this ongoing process.
There are two useful tools to help locate things in this archive.
- At the bottom of the column of links on the left on every page is the link to the Site Map. The site map shows the organizational structure of the archive and includes a link to every page.
- The “Search” link just above the Site Map link leads to a Google Search bar. Typing a phrase in that search bar searches ONLY this archive. (For example, searching on “mary” finds references to Mary Pruneau, Mary Ann Rogers-Witte, and Mary Pickering among perhaps others.) This search bar will also search all past newsletters which are archived in PDF format (which at present includes all newsletters since 2002). Older newsletters are presently stored as scanned images so text search is not applicable.
At present the archive is split into the six groupings represented by the links in the left column of this page. Admittedly, for many items the decision as to which grouping to assign to the item is somewhat arbitrary.
From the Pulpit - Features many sermons as well as other presentations during worship in the church sanctuary
Music - Audio and video recordings of musical performances at CUCC. Many of these are by the choir, but many are by ordinary church members who are simply sharing their voices or skills in various church settings. The musical heritage is immense. It includes children’s songs and many instrumental pieces by church members. And massive renditions by the CUCC Choir of such jewels as the Vivaldi Gloria and Mozart Requiem. Not to mention the joyful songs of numerous Christmas parties.
Photos and Documents - Old pictures and documents that shed light on who we are and who we were.
Telling Our Stories - This is a highly varied batch of audio and video treasures. It includes true works of art such as Geraldine Bryan’s creative stories that prod our imaginations and enrich our souls. It includes numerous structured and ad hoc stories, from the short stories of Bernie Brown to presentations from the CUCC Sunday Forum. From the radio commentaries of Nancy Keppel to the recorded poems of Keith Petersen.
Church and Community - This portion records the record of social action projects within the church community.
Pageants and Skits - Numerous Christmas pageants and other rehearsed or ad hoc performances within the church.
Explore and Enjoy! It’s your church heritage.