From Pastor Rich: For two weeks in January, I traveled with students from Mercyhurst University to Italy and Greece. The trip was part of a course I offered on Religion, Ethics, and Social Order. As I set up the course, I had in mind certain academic agendas: religious studies, history, critical biblical studies, moral theory, […]
Community United Church celebrates a new worship service on January 20th at 7 pm that we are calling: Resonate. Our Resonate services are designed to be contemplative, drawing on music, prayer, and scripture in order to connect more deeply with God. Our next Resonate service will be January 20th, at 7:00 PM in the Community […]
A big Thank You goes out to everyone who helped by donating school supplies for our Stuff the Backpack Program. Because of you, we were able to fill seven backpacks, and we had a box full of extra supplies too. These were all turned over to Community Shelter Services to help the homeless children who […]
We’re collecting school supplies again this year, for homeless children being served by Community Shelter Services. Please bring your items to the church by August 2nd. Any extra supplies will be donated as well, so have fun!
On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States made marriage equality the law of the land. At the Decision Day Rally on the steps of the Erie County Courthouse, Pastor Rich made these comments: I celebrate tonight with you, not only as a fellow American citizen; not only as a gay […]
On May 24, 2015–Pentecost Sunday–Community United Church officially installed Jean Reidel into the office of Associate Pastor, having unanimously elected her to this position during the January congregational meeting. As the words of installation were being read, six of our youth surrounded Jean and enacted the traditional laying on of hands, on behalf of the […]
More than twenty Community United Church members (new and longstanding), as well as friends of the congregation got together on May 9 to do major work to the church property inside and out! Many thanks for everyone who helped. We had some dying trees and invasive shrub roots in our drainage–so they had to go. New plant-life […]
Community United Church is excited to announce the launch of our new website! Wherever you are in the world, you can now stay connected with the ministries of this congregation! More to come!