Worship

What to Expect

We welcome you to come worship with us every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

The main entrance for the worship space is actually in the front of the room so you will walk past the pulpit to find a seat. There are shorter pews available for folks to sit with loved ones with wheelchairs or walkers. When you first arrive, there are greeters who will welcome you when you come in the main building entrance and help you figure out where everything is. There are also ushers who will hand you a bulletin that includes the complete order of the service.

The service should feel familiar to those who enjoy traditional worship services but the structure is also flexible from week to week, creating space for each person to connect with the Spirit in his or her own way through scripture, reflection, prayer, music, and silence.

All are truly welcome. We look forward to seeing you in worship with us very soon. May Christ's grace and peace be with you.

For a detailed overview of a typical service and the meaning of some of the church language we use, please see the Overview of Service in the top navigation.

If you have any particular concerns or questions about attending worship, please contact Pastor Shaun at pastorshaunbcucc@gmail.com or 440-543-5117, and he will be glad to help you.

Music

Our church choir rehearses on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. We welcome new singers.  

We are grateful for their voices in worship, offering praise to God and leadership for the congregation. 

Sunday School

 Our normal Sunday School programming is intended for children between the ages of 5 and 12 (however there is flexibility if needed) and it is held during the regular worship service. We offer Sunday School from September through May each year. There is no Sunday School on Communion Sundays (the first Sunday of each month). We also have a staffed nursery for younger children.

Children begin each service in the worship space with their families. After a part of the worship service called "A Time for the Young at Heart," children are invited to go to Sunday School. If it is your first Sunday or your children are uncomfortable getting up, they can stay seated with the family throughout the service.

If you have any questions about Sunday School, you can reach the head of our Faith Formation Committee, Sandra at bainbridgecommunity@gmail.com or 440-543-5117.  

Sermons

Most of the recent sermons are available to listen to as podcasts.  Click on the Sermons tab in the navigation.