WHAT TO EXPECT

New to Community UCC? We’ll greet you at the door and give you a bulletin detailing the order of service, and you’ll get a hymnal as you enter the sanctuary. Large print bulletins are available if you need one.

Sunday Morning

8:00am

We invite you to join us for our contemplative worship service where silence is a guest and a guide. Whether you are experienced at meditation or just getting started, we welcome you to our circle on Zoom or in person. The gathering includes a reading, communal prayer, chants and community prayer, all infused by silence. Come as you are!

9:00am

We invite you to our in person, interactive, less formal, experimental worship service designed for more connection. There is music, readings and a brief message and then we reflect together on what was shared in smaller groups. Come as you are!

9:45am

Whether you are a longtime member or a newcomer, we invite you to join us for a time of fellowship between worship services. We offer coffee and monthly we offer light snacks too. All are welcome!

10:30am

We invite you to join us for our worship service with a traditional template of hymns, liturgy, scripture and readings, a choir and more, along with a progressive Christian message and communal prayer. Childcare is offered during this service for children of all abilities and expressions.  We gather in person or you can watch it at cucclivestream.com All are welcome! Come as you are!

FAQ

What should I wear?

People wear everything from shorts and jeans to business attire at our services and events. Please wear whatever you’re comfortable in.

 

Can my children come with me?

Yes! All ages are welcome in all of our services. Because the 9:00 a.m. service has a casual atmosphere, it is accessible for everyone. During the 9:45am fellowship hour, we offer spiritual adventures for multiple age groups with faith stories and crafts. Sunday School is available for young ones during the 10:30 traditional service if that is your preference.

 

Are your building and services accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes! We are making our congregation as accessible as possible, including having a hearing loop in our sanctuary for those wearing hearing aids. We offer large-print bulletins and hymnals for those with vision and hearing limitations. 

 

Our sanctuary has no steps, allowing those with motor difficulties to access it easily. In addition, the seating is easily moveable, so those with mobility issues may sit wherever they are comfortable.

 

We have a wheelchair available for anyone who needs help getting from their car to the sanctuary. We also have multiple parking spaces set aside to accommodate those individuals with special needs or disabilities. Our bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.

 

What happens during a Sunday service?

The traditional service at 10:30 a.m. includes announcements, music, readings, prayers, and a sermon. On the first Sunday of every month, we offer communion open to everyone. We offer both bread and gluten-free crackers.  

 

Do I have to sing?

No, but you’re welcome to join in singing hymns. We hand out hymnals when you enter the sanctuary. If you prefer not to use a hymnal, we have a screen at the front of the sanctuary where the words to the hymns are projected.

 

What are Joys and Concerns?

Part of our service includes sharing happy things (Joys) or sad things (Concerns). No one is obligated to share, but it is a time when you can ask for prayers from the congregation.

 

Will I be asked to introduce myself?

You are welcome to introduce yourself at the beginning of Joys and Concerns, but you don't have to! If you do introduce yourself, our members will greet you by name and introduce themselves after the service.

 

Will I have to sign anything?

We ask people to sign an attendance sheet when they enter the building to come to a service, and there is also an opportunity for you to provide your contact information or request a permanent name tag.

 

Do I have to donate money or make a pledge?

During the Offertory portion of the service, we have an offering box in the back of the sanctuary for those who wish to donate. If it is your first time coming to a service, please accept our hospitality freely and let the plate pass you by.

 
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