Worship at CUCC

children sit on steps clustered around Pastor Jenny
Children gather with Pastor Jenny during worship

Cultivating and Letting Go:  Special worship for Lent

Sunday mornings
Taizé, 9:00 am
Traditional, family-friendly 10:30am

Weekdays
Tai Chi, 9:30AM Tuesdays
Youth

Cultivating and Letting Go:  brochure of special Lenten worship and events

Ash Wednesday, March 6
Drive By Ashes 12:00-1:00 p.m., Dixie Trail parking area 
Pastor Jenny will offer ashes-on-the-go to those whose schedules do not allow for their participation in our evening Ash Wednesday service.  
Ash Wednesday Dinner & Worship at CUCC: Dinner 6 p.m.(provided by Deacons) Worship 7 p.m. 
We will host St. Paul’s Christian Church as we begin the season of Lent by gathering for supper and a service of remembrance, receiving the ashes as a reminder that in living and dying, we belong to God.

Palm Sunday Worship, April 14, 10:30 a.m.
Just as Jesus’ early followers lined the streets welcoming Jesus to Jerusalem, singing “Hosanna!”, we are invited to make a way for Jesus in our hearts, in our community, and in our worship together. We will process into the sanctuary, beginning at the Wade Ave. parking lot with palms and ukuleles in hand! 

Holy Week Services and Activities
Service of Healing Prayer: Monday, April 15, 12:30 p.m., Sanctuary 
Geraldine Bryan and Jenny Shultz-Thomas invite all to receive healing prayer.
Tai Chi: Tuesday, April 16, 9:30 a.m. Fellowship Hall, reduce stress, improve balance and flexibility.
Silent Retreat: Wednesday, April 17, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m., location info to follow. This contemplative retreat will allow for personal introspection and reflection. What is Spirit cultivating in you? Facilitated by Joan McAllister. Bring your own bag lunch. Save your spot by contacting education.cucc@gmail.com. 
Maundy Thursday Soup and Worship at St. Paul’s: April 18, Dinner at 6 p.m., Worship at 7 p.m. 
St. Paul’s Christian Church hosts us as we explore the meaning of the last supper and the power of breaking bread together in community.
Good Friday: April 19 
Sanctuary Open for Prayer, 12-1 p.m. 
Join in the journey towards Easter by participating in a self-directed meditation on the passion narrative, reflecting on the story of Jesus’ journey from the Garden of Gethsemane to the hill of Calvary. 
Good Friday Prayer Circle: April 19, 1:00 p.m., Sanctuary
This is a simple prayer gathering for all who may wish to hold one another in the light.
Holy Saturday Spiritual Walk: April 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m., location info to follow. Experience shinrin-yoku, or "forest bathing," the healing practice of spending time with trees in order to gain from their many health benefits. Mary Pat Peters, UCC friend and Spiritual Landscape Designer, will guide us. 

Easter Sunday
Easter Sunrise Service, April 21, 7:30 a.m., Courtyard. Join us for a simple service of celebration.
Easter Breakfast, April 21, 8:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Early risers are invited to remain following the sunrise service to enjoy a light breakfast. 
Easter Sunday Service, April 21, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary. We will gather as one body, with one voice, as we celebrate with one HOPE, the power of resurrection life made possible through the life and love of Christ. (Bring a flower for our Easter resurrection cross.)

Music in worship

A word about communion and baptism

Creating the time of worship
If you have gifts you would like to offer to enhance existing worship services or create something new, talk with Pastor Jenny, organist Doug Barrick or people from any of these hands-on groups. (committee members list)  New perspectives keep us from getting stale.

Arts in Worship
Choir
Sacraments and Chancel
Taizé
Ushers