Transforming Lives & Impacting the Community
No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!
Immediately following Worship on November 20th, everyone is invited to meet in the Church House for some fun together making Christmas ornaments for the Church Christmas tree! Adults and children are urged to join us. Materials and instructions will be provided.
Trim-a-Tree Workshop and Luncheon
Mark your calendars so you don't miss this holiday tradition at CCML. The Trim-a-Tree Luncheon will take place this year on Sunday, 4 December following Worship. There will be delicious sandwiches to enjoy, ornaments to make, the big tree to decorate and faith family friends' company to enjoy. Start getting ready for Christmas by coming to Trim-a-Tree!
Holiday Dinner of Sharing
Please join us as we welcome clients of the Mental Health Association of Morris and Essex as our guests for a wonderful holiday meal! We will serve turkey with all the dressings, ham, macaroni & cheese, salad, and desserts. We have some big trays, if you need one to prepare your food in – please see Amanda after church on Sundays to get a tray. If you would like to help that day or can contribute some food, please sign up here! In-person jobs include receiving food that is dropped off (1:30-3:30), setting up (1:30-3:30, 3:30-5:30), serving or greeting our guests (5:30-7:30), & clean up (7:30-9:00). If you have any bags of leftover Halloween candy, we can use that for goody bags for our guests. Please bring your candy to the church on 11/13 and 11/20. For more information, contact Amanda Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 862-209-0785. If you need any help signing up, call the Church Office at 973-334-6500.
Join us in person for Sunday morning worship at 10:00 am
indoors or on our live-stream found on our YouTube Channel.
We understand that visiting a church for the first time is not always easy. The first step can be daunting, however, we’d love to welcome you and help you along the way! You’ll find our church is made up of people just like you, seeking a safe place for people to discover God and connect with others. We are proud to be an Open and Affirming to All congregation welcoming all people.
At the Community Church, music helps everyone share in the spirit of God. You’ll hear traditional hymns, melodic choir arrangements, children’s pieces, and bell choirs. All are invited to join the choirs. Ms. Hazel also offers private lessons.
YOUTH & FAMILY
We offer Faith Formation for children 3 years old through 6th grade every Sunday from 10:00 to 11:15 am. Our Junior and Senior High Youth meet on the 2nd Sunday of each month for Faith Formation. Children begin in worship with their families and then are dismissed for Faith Formation. We also have monthly programs unique to our various age groups.
For over 100 years, people of different faith traditions have turned to CCML as a place for worship, fellowship, education, music and service to the wider world. Honoring its rich history, CCML looks forward to growing and thriving in ministry, building on a century of Christian leadership and inclusive worship and programs.
Ukraine Emergency Appeal
On February 24, the Russian military attacked Ukraine. Hundreds of thousands of persons have already sought refuge outside of Ukraine. Others have remained in the country but are displaced from their homes. The humanitarian crisis is accelerating in Ukraine and in neighboring countries as the violence escalates and the number of people on the move multiplies.
The United Church of Christ is appealing for support for refugees who have fled Ukraine to neighboring countries and for elderly and other vulnerable people who are displaced within Ukraine and unable to leave. As a member of the ACT Alliance, UCC support is being targeted to people most in need through humanitarian relief partners with a history of working in the region.
For example, Hungarian Interchurch Aid has been working along the Hungary-Ukraine border for years. It is focusing its war relief in Ukraine to two border cities. In a 10-day span early in the conflict, it trucked 278 metric tons of food and non-food items into Ukraine for relief efforts there.
“We have 24-hour-a-day help on the Ukrainian side for people waiting to cross,” reported HIA communicators Daniel Fekete and Kristof Gancs. “The queue of cars waiting to cross into Hungary has at times reached 5-6 kilometers long. Some 200,000 refugees already have crossed into Hungary, and many more are expected.
“It’s a rapidly changing situation. The number of people needing help will grow. We just heard of a place near Romania that needs help. We’ll go there,” they said.
Aid also is being extended through Hungarian Reformed Church Aid, the relief agency of the Reformed Church in Hungary. The UCC’s long-term relationship with the Reformed Church in Hungary is held through the Europe and the Middle East Office of Global Ministries.
Gifts made to UCC Ukraine Relief Fund will provide shelter, food, and other care to war refugees and internally displaced people. It also will help refugees and asylum seekers from African, Middle Eastern and other countries who had sought refugee in Ukraine and now are twice displaced, as well as citizens of more than 125 other countries living in Ukraine.
Uniting in prayer, action, and giving, we stand as a people of faith in love and compassion with the people of Ukraine and all who are affected, and with our global partners who are welcoming those driven from their homes.