rainbow banner in front of church
adult and kids choirs singing together
Different Faiths, One Family Peace Rally
Pajama Day group picture
Appalachia Service Project Trip group working outside with drywall
Holiday Dinner of Sharing food serving line
Christmas Eve Candle Light worship with everyone holding up their candles
Caroling at Nursing home

Transforming Lives Impacting the Community

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!

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19/October

Service Supper Club

 

Children in 1st -5th grades are invited to this mid-week monthly gathering of supper, fun and service.  We will be talking about how we can help others and then doing it.  Parents are encouraged to stay for our first meeting.  We will have a simple meal and then a presentation of possible service projects, followed by discussion to decide on our first project.  Let Ms. Sue know if you will be coming (kidsatccml@gmail.com).

   

UPCOMING EVENTS
30/October

Spooktacular Luncheon

 

Immediately following Worship we are going to have a spooky luncheon with the kids helping to prepare the food.  We hope everyone will come.  We encourage the children to wear costumes to Church that day.  

5/November

Charity Wine Tasting

 

Join us to sample exceptional wines for your holiday events. Selected to pair perfectly with a traditional holiday meal, these wines are reasonably priced so you can enjoy them on any occasion. The $60 ticket covers the tasting of five special wines, guided by an expert from Mountain Lakes Wine and Liquor. Each attendee will receive a bottle of wine to take home and fact sheets on the wines tasted. The wine tasting will benefit the Outreach programs at the Community Church. Invite friends to join you and enjoy a great evening as you support valuable Church programs. If you are unable to attend, please consider a donation that will directly support the Outreach programs. To purchase a ticket, complete the form on the link information below and send it with a check for $60 per person, payable to The Community Church of Mountain Lakes, at 48 Briarcliff Road, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046 or purchase online and designate "fundraiser" with "wine tasting" in the memo line.

WELCOME

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.

Adult and kids choirs singing
CHOIRS

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.

Community Beach Party at Island Beach
YOUTH & FAMILY
MINISTRIES

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.

Adult baptism during worship
WORSHIP

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

 

Situation Report 

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.

UCC Response 

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.

 HELP US SPREAD OUR
LOVE AND FAITH
THROUGH OUTREACH