Here is some helpful information to aquaint you with our Church:
is located in one of two parking lots. There is a circular drive off of West Main Street, or Route 372 in Plainville. There is another, larger lot in the rear – or South Entrance – of the Church. This entrance has direct access to our elevator, should you have mobility concerns.
No matter which entrance you use on Sunday mornings, there will be greeters in the narthex as you enter. They will encourage you to sign our guest book, and if you will include your email address, we will send you information about our church on a regular basis – like our newsletter and weekly updates about events and initiatives in the life of the church.
As you enter the Sanctuary, there will also be ushers who will help you find a seat and give you the bulletin for the day, which contains the Order of Worship. Worship starts at ten o’clock and children are welcome. Following the “Story for All Ages” (Children’s Sermon) the children are sung out to their classrooms or to the Nursery. We use an all – church curriculum called Seasons of the Spirit, tailored to our specific needs. This means that on most Sundays our minister preaches and crafts worship around the same text the children will be learning about in their classrooms, promoting an opportunity for families to be able to talk about the same topic after a morning at church! Children are dismissed from their classes at 11:15 am. The younger ones await their parents arrival with their teachers; older children are allowed to find their parents at Coffee Hour.
Following worship there is usually a coffee hour. Called the “Third Sacrament” by a UCC minister, this provides coffee, tea, juice and water, goodies (some gluten free and without nuts) for those who want to stay a little longer, visit, discuss, plan and get to know one another better.
Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.