It is wonderful to have a church called home, to have an intergenerational faith family, from new borns to grandparents. As our Guiding Vision states,
“God’s people are not meant to be alone. We are called into community through God’s ongoing invitation…to be a church family nurturing love, support, forgiveness, renewal, and trust, with God at the center.”
Our Fellowship Board plans and coordinates our organized community events, including weekly coffee fellowship following worship to a host of activities throughout the year, from fall steak fries to spring teas, from summer BBQs to Thanksgiving dinner. Dinner groups, women’s coffee, men’s lunch, seasonal events, and more are available to dot our social calendars.
Other stand alone groups come and go to enhance our fellowship and spiritual life. A Spiritual and Physical Fitness group is currently practicing yoga weekly. An Open & Affirming group is studying the LGBT issue and how our congregation might be more welcoming and supportive of persons with different sexual persuasions. We have an Innovative Music Ensemble that seeks to introduce us to new songs for worship. The handbell and chancel choirs are important faith communities, and, of course, Bible studies are offered, meeting on Sunday morning and Wednesday noon, with around 50 attending. Our co-ed “non competitive” softball team had its first non-losing season this past summer. We also played in a volleyball league last year. We have fun even as we seek to grow in the faith.
We also take care of one another. A Visitation Committee makes hospital and shut-in calls as well as provides food and cards as appropriate. A Parish Health minister tends to us as needed. Our “UCC Members-In-Need” program seeks to match those with needs within our community with those who are willing to meet the need. We intend to be a supportive Christian community and invite you to be a part of our faith family. As we say, “no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”