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Upcoming Events
OCT

21

SAT
SDA
8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sanctuary, Narthex, Nursery, Gathering Room, Reserved Each Saturday for The Seventh Day Adventist Church of Germantown (Spanish Church).
Men's Breakfast
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
At Panera near Wegmans
OCT

22

SUN
Havruta: Adult Bible Study
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Meets in the Narthex each Sunday of Worship. A discussion that centers around the scripture reading following the lectionary for UCC.
Sunday Service
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Social Action Committee Meeting
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Confirmation Class
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
PFLAG
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
AA
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
A Community Group that serves the needs of those experiencing Alcohol related issues and concerns. This group uses the Gathering Room only.
OCT

24

TUE
Music Time for Tots
9:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Gathering Room
Lord's Table at St. Martins
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
May thru September each year
SDA Bible Study
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Gathering Room Reserved for SDA
OCT

25

WED
Pastoral Counseling with Catherine Eaton
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Youth Room Reserved for Pastoral Counseling
Cjeaton@loyola.edu 240-401-8686
Soup, Salad and Spirit
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
OCT

26

THU
Community Office Hours with Pastor Holly
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Starbucks on Clopper Road
Catherine J. Eaton, LCPC, NCC
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Youth Room Reserved for Pastoral Counseling
Cjeaton@loyola.edu 240-401-8686
Girl Scouts Troop #2203
6:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Chancel Choir Practice
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
OCT

28

SAT
SDA
8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sanctuary, Narthex, Nursery, Gathering Room, Reserved Each Saturday for The Seventh Day Adventist Church of Germantown (Spanish Church).
OCT

29

SUN
Havruta: Adult Bible Study
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Meets in the Narthex each Sunday of Worship. A discussion that centers around the scripture reading following the lectionary for UCC.
Sunday Service
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
AA
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
A Community Group that serves the needs of those experiencing Alcohol related issues and concerns. This group uses the Gathering Room only.
OCT

30

MON
Ladies Night Out
7:00 PM
At Mamma Lena's
OCT

31

TUE
Music Time for Tots
9:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Gathering Room
SDA Bible Study
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Gathering Room Reserved for SDA
NOV

01

WED
Pastoral Counseling with Catherine Eaton
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Youth Room Reserved for Pastoral Counseling
Cjeaton@loyola.edu 240-401-8686
SDA/Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM
Gathering Room
NOV

02

THU
Community Office Hours with Pastor Holly
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Starbucks on Clopper Road
Catherine J. Eaton, LCPC, NCC
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Youth Room Reserved for Pastoral Counseling
Cjeaton@loyola.edu 240-401-8686
Chancel Choir Practice
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
NOV

03

FRI
Girl Scout Troop #4688
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gathering Room Reserved
NOV

04

SAT
SDA
8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sanctuary, Narthex, Nursery, Gathering Room, Reserved Each Saturday for The Seventh Day Adventist Church of Germantown (Spanish Church).
NOV

05

SUN
Havruta: Adult Bible Study
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Meets in the Narthex each Sunday of Worship. A discussion that centers around the scripture reading following the lectionary for UCC.
Sunday Service
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Confirmation Class
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
AA
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
A Community Group that serves the needs of those experiencing Alcohol related issues and concerns. This group uses the Gathering Room only.
Our Beliefs

 

Our Mission
Our mission is to provide a welcoming spiritual home for those seeking God's presence, preparing us to serve others in Jesus' name.

 

Our Vision

UCCSV's vision is

to live as seekers in relationship with God,

witnessing the Gospel through service to others

as disciples of Jesus the Christ

 

 

Our Basic Beliefs

We BELIEVE:

  • that we are called to become disciples of Jesus the Christ, following his example as the model of our ministries.
  • that the Bible is a testament to faith; Its Truth transcends literal interpretation.
  • that God is present at all times, and we choose to respond to that presence.
  • that we experience God's presence in prayer, in praise, in service to to others, in word, in inspiration.
  • that one way God's presence is made known to us is through people, often in acts of compassionate care.
  • that God is love, bringing justice and grace, peace and reconciliation, to individuals and communities.
  • that God gives every person gifts for contributing to the mission of this church.
  • that this congregation is called to be a welcoming and accepting community, where ones gifts are identified, confirmed and developed.
  • that the work of the Holy Spirit is life-giving and life-sustaining
  • that music glorifies God and gives nurture and expression to the soul.

Our Core Values

We VALUE:

  • the experience of God in our lives, made known to us in Jesus the Christ.
  • faith development and Christian education as a life-long tranformational process.
  • the church as a caring community, providing places of connection for all people.
  • the development of meaningful relationships within the caring community.
  • music as a vital expression of faith.
  • the ministries of service and outreach.
  • hospitality and treating all people with respect.
  • sharing those gifts entrusted to us with glad and generous hearts.
  • compassion as an expression of Christian discipleship.
  • joy and humor as experiences of Christian community.
  • commitment to social justice and peace.

 

An Open and Affirming Congregation

We welcome everyone seeking God's presence to our service of worship and into the full life and leadership of the church. Whatever your background might be – your race, your nationality, your age, your physical or mental ability, your gender identity or expression, your sexual orientation – whoever you are and wherever you come from, we welcome you into our community of faith.  As an Open and Affirming congregation, the United Church of Christ of Seneca Valley welcomes people of all sexual orientations and all gender identities and expressions.

 

Our Denomination

We are part of the United Church of Christ. The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.  The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where "…they may all be one" (John 17:21). Click here to learn more about the UCC.

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