Here at Central United Church of Christ, we are a warm, welcoming United Church of Christ (UCC) congregation that is always happy to receive guests.
We invite you to worship with us, see what’s happening at Central UCC, share your talents, discover who we are, and grow in faith through our faith formation programs. Every Sunday two services of worship are offered to meet the needs of a diverse congregation. The same sermon message is delivered at both.
At Central UCC, we invite you to come as you are… and discover who you can be
WELCOME TO CENTRAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Regular Worship Hours
Regular worship services:
10:00 A.M. – a traditional worship service with choir, organ, and hymn singing as well as readings, prayer and a sermon.
*Please note that special services of worship are provided on Christian holidays and these may be at different times.
Nursery care/preschool and Children’s Sunday School is offered during the 10:00 A.M. services. Please join us in the Library next to the offices at 9:00 A.M. for coffee, donuts and conversation or in the church Parlor downstairs at 8:30 A.M. for adult Sunday School class
We hope you will join us.
F.A.Q (Frequently Asked Questions)
Where is the church?
Where do your members come from?
What are the religious backgrounds of your members?
When are worship services?
What should I wear?
Are there nursery and Sunday school classes?
What's the worship service like?
How do you celebrate Holy Communion?
- The first method, that is used most often at the traditional service, worshipers stay seated in the pews and the elements – bread and the cup (small cups of wine or juice) – are passed down each aisle by the ushers. First the bread is served. When everyone in the congregation has received the bread, we all eat the bread at the same time, as a community. Then the cup is served and we all drink the cup, as a community. (There are small cup holders on the back of the pew to place the cup when you’ve finished.)
- In the second method, called intinction, the bread and the wine are at the front of the sanctuary. Each pew, starting at the front, walks up to the front of the sanctuary, takes a piece of bread and dips it in the cup. Most people take the element right away, as they walk back to their seat.
Where are the restrooms?
Are your buildings and bathrooms wheelchair accessible?
How can I arrange to hold a Wedding at Central UCC?
Congratulations! Thank you for considering Central UCC for such an important part of your life. Please contact the Church Office to talk about making arrangements.
How do I get on the mailing list for your newsletter?
What is the United Church of Christ?
What do you believe?
I believe in the living God…Who creates and sustains the universe in power and in love.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God incarnate on earth, who showed us by his words and work, suffering with others, and conquest of death, what human life ought to be and what God is like.
I believe that the spirit of God is present with us now and always, and can be experienced in prayer, in forgiveness, in the word, in the sacraments, in the community of the church and in all that we do. Amen. (World Council of Churches)
How many members are at Central United Church of Christ?
About 350 individuals claim membership in this community of believers.
How many people attend worship each week?
Around 80 people attend worship weekly.
Do I have to put money in the offering plate?
Does the church have a budget? How are things paid for?
How do I become a member of Central United Church of Christ?
What if I have more questions?
If you have any questions, call the Central UCC office Monday through Friday at 573-635-1041. We hope to see you Sunday!