The heart of Union Congregational Church is Sunday morning worship. Our worship services are intended to bring us into communion with God, and, looking especially to the life and teachings of Jesus, to inspire us in our daily living so that we might have courage to do good, compassion to love others, and gratitude to care for all that God has created.
During July and August, our worship services move to Wednesday evenings at 7 PM in consideration of those who travel and vacation on summer weekends.
Baptism, the Sacrament of Initiation into the Christian Community, is celebrated during Sunday worship when the gathered community is present to welcome the baptized person into the church family and to pledge to support his or her growth into full Christian discipleship. We baptize at any age. When a child is baptized, the parents make promises on the child’s behalf. When an older youth or adult is baptized, they make promises for themselves.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion, also known as the Lord’s Supper, takes place on the first Sunday of each month. When we celebrate communion, we remember the life of Jesus, especially the last supper he shared with his disciples; and we become one with Christ and he with us.
All are invited to share at the table. Following the example of Jesus, we welcome everyone – children and adults, members and non-members, doubters and believers, sinners and saints. Loaves of bread and cups of grape juice are served to all as they remain seated in the pews.
Union Congregational welcomes all to visit and participate in our services as a guest. If you are interested in joining the church as a member, we would be happy to discuss.
Sermon: He is not here. He is Risen!
The Service of Tenebrae
Sermon: Rediscovering Jesus: As Presence