Congregational Church of Excelsior UCC
With each gathering at the Congregational Church of Excelsior, United Church of Christ, we blend the traditional with the contemporary by exploring the Scriptures and discerning their relevance to our everyday lives. We celebrate the way religion nurtures our relationships with each other. At the church on the hill, "Everybody knows your name"—we're small but mighty! Come and explore how God's Grace complements your life. We worship together on Sunday but we also do all sorts of other things together: garden in the summer, get together for breakfasts and lunches, quilt, sing, celebrate children, support local charities, and more. Join us Sunday mornings for 10 a.m. worship and at other activities throughout the week and year (see below regarding church activities during the COVID-19 pandemic). We'd love to get to know you.
We have begun having Zoom church services on Sundays at 10 a.m. See your weekly email from the church for instructions, and click below to view and hear them after-the-fact:
And below are links to audio of Pastor Tom's messages before we joined the Zoom world:
During our Sheltering-in-Place Time
A note from Rev. Tom Porter: In this very difficult and uncertain time caused by the coronavirus pandemic, it is especially important for everyone to remember that while our worship and gatherings are temporarily postponed, faith and hope and love are not.
During this time of self-isolation, we can still minister to our community through such actions as monetary donations to organizations that are helping others. For example, the ICA Food Shelf, which our congregation has long supported in many ways, is busy providing food and other supplies to families in need. Visit www.icafoodshelf.org to make an online donation and to get the latest information on their services during the pandemic. There are many other groups we support as a church and as individuals, and they can all use our help.
While we are apart, take care of yourself and your family. Find new ways to perform random acts of kindness, and remember that we are always together in spirit until we can be together again in person.