At 10:30 on Sundays all generations of Community United Church of Christ gather for worship. This worship service combines elements common in most American Protestant worship services with some elements reflecting particular CUCC traditions and values. Worshippers speak, sing, and listen, using the order of worship to follow the service.
What happens on a typical Sunday?
The first portion of the service is designed for all generations together. We’re unphased by crying babies, but if parents would be better able to focus on worship, our nursery caregivers are ready to welcome your child (age 3 and younger) at any time. The ushers have clipboards with paper and crayons to engage children in worshiping with their creativity.
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. 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 up front. 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. On first Sundays, youth remain in worship in order to participate in communion.
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 for informal conversation and light snacks. This is a good time to meet a few people and ask questions about CUCC.
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