A message from the pastor


Here at Community United Church of Christ we have always been progressive, on a journey of faith that applies spirituality to everyday life. We take seriously the Biblical imperative from Micah 6:8, “…and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” We offer an extravagant welcome, extending fellowship in Christ to people of every race, age, ability, gender, sexual orientation, and economic condition. Our guide is the “Golden Rule” of Jesus, “In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)
We have been leaders in our community for civil rights, gender equality, gay rights, and most recently environmental justice. Our congregation has voted to commit itself to Justice in a Changing Climate, working for better understanding of global climate issues, and promoting wise energy choices and lifestyle decisions to counter global warming. We believe that “God is still speaking,” and guiding us toward the goals of “Peace on Earth and Peace with Earth.”
Come join us on our journey of faith!
Peace, Steve
The Rev. Peg Nowling Williams is an ordained American Baptist minister, graduate of Christian Theological Seminary and has served seven congregations. Currently she serves as an interim minister from time to time. For seven years she served as a Field Education Supervisor at Christian Theological Seminary and more recently has taught Baptist Polity at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester NY. Her husband, Rev. Dr. W. Kenneth Williams, is pastor of First Baptist Church of Rochester NY. Together they have four children and four, eight or twelve grandchildren, depending on how you count them.

Rev. Williams plans to communicate regularly with the congregation via Friday Email and the CUCC News and Chat blog. All her posts will be archived at the Pastor Posts tab on the CUCC News and Chat blog.