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No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!
Homecoming Welcome Festival
Homecoming Welcome Festival - Sunday, 10 September, The Community Church of Mountain Lakes is hosting our annual Homecoming Welcome Festival. Join us for tasty food hot off the grill with accompanying sides, our brand new chilli cook off competition, live music, a bounce house, cotton candy, touch-a-truck, yard games and more! The event is completely free and open to all. So bring your friends and neighbors. Bring your kids and your neighbors' kids. Bring your grandkids. Come for the food, the fun, the community. Come home to CCML and find the love and community you've been longing for. The Church will provide the hamburgers, hotdogs, and beverages, you just need to bring a salad or side dish to share. Our Homecoming Worship is at 10:00 am and the Festival starts immediately afterward. To sign up for the Chili Cook-Off, please fill out the form here!
World Communion Sunday
We will be celebrating World Communion Sunday and giving thanks for being connected across the world as one global faith family. the world as one global faith family. Join as as we celebrate communion together!
All Saints Sunday
Join us for All Saints Sunday as we remember and give thanks for those who have gone before us who have impacted our lives. We will also be gathering around Christ's table where we are reminded that we are connected together through the Body of Christ. If you will be worshipping at home, you might prepare your bread or cracker and juice to bring to the table as well as candles to light as we remember and give thanks.
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.
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.