Worship


Worship with Us

Our first commitment is to encourage today’s disciples to know and to live the Gospel. Worship is at the very center of our life together.

During the school year (Labor Day to Mid-June) we offer two worship opportunities each Sunday:

8:30 a.m. – Chapel worship an informal, 45 minute service, relaxed and conversational in style…

10:00 a.m. – Sanctuary worship in the congregational tradition with hymns (both traditional and contemporary), scripture, special music and lively preaching that applies biblical wisdom to contemporary living. Sunday school classes are offered each week, from infant care through eighth grade. Well-staffed infant and toddler care give parents of our smallest ones real peace of mind. Children two years and up begin in family worship and leave for classes after the children message. (Learn more about Sunday School classes) Fellowship and refreshments follow in the Wright Pavilion.

Summer Sundays, mid-June through Labor Day

9:30 a.m. – Sanctuary worship in a more relaxed style with childcare for infants through five-year olds. Worship is followed by fellowship and lemonade on the porch.

The Sacraments

In the United Church of Christ we celebrate two sacraments — sacred events established by Jesus:

Baptism marks our welcome into the household of faith, and signifies our belonging within the Church Universal. Baptism is appropriate for any age, though baptism of infants and young children is most common in our tradition. One must be baptized before joining the church as an adult. The ministers would be pleased to speak with you about your plans for baptism.

The United Church of Christ honors baptisms from any other Christian tradition and therefore we do not rebaptize.

Communion (also called Eucharist or The Lord’s Supper) is the central meal of fellowship and remembrance for the Church. We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of each month and additionally at special services.

Communion is customarily distributed in individual cups in the pews, served by Deacons. We also offer alternative elements of rice cakes and water, remembering that this sacred time centers on God’s grace and our acceptance much more than on which elements we receive.

Communion is an open sacrament. We specifically invite “all who seek new life in Christ” to join us in sharing the bread and cup.

If you’re attending for the first time…

We’re so glad you’re here!
Feel free to participate to the extent you’re comfortable. Join in the hymns, prayers, and fellowship, or just quietly seek the Spirit, as God invites you to come and worship. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. If you are interested in joining our church, ask our pastors when the next Inquirers Meeting is. We look forward to growing with you in faith.