All-ages, traditional worship

Sunday mornings, 10:30am - 11:30am, in the Sanctuary

This worship service combines elements common in most American Protestant worship services with some elements reflecting particular Community UCC traditions and values. Worshippers speak, sing, and listen, using a worship bulletin to follow the service and find hymn numbers.

What happens on a typical Sunday?

We begin with all generations of the congregation together, though nursery caregivers are ready to welcome your child (age 3 and younger) at any time. During a brief welcome and sharing of announcements, everyone is invited to sign the Caring Roll; this is an easy way to learn the names of those seated with you in the pew.

We sing, pray, and pass the peace of Christ while the children and youth are present with their families. At the Children's Time, the children gather on the steps of the sanctuary for a short discussion (often with props) with an adult; parents are welcome to join their children. As we sing the blessing song, children and youth depart for Sunday School; those children who prefer to remain in worship with their parents may do so.

Adults continue to worship through music (sung and performed), scripture readings, and the sermon.  We invite the outside world into our midst through an open time of "prayers of the people" and a ministry moment which describes a specific need and ways we can respond.  Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.

After worship, we gather in the fellowship hall to meet visitors and to talk with each other; join us for coffee and light snacks!

What time should I plan to arrive?

Arriving 15 minutes early will give you time to locate your children's church school classrooms and allow them to meet "Mrs. Anne Bailey" Zschau. Adults will be able to become familiar with the order of worship in the bulletin and to ask questions so you feel comfortable.