Worship With Us
Worship is at the heart of the United Church of Christ, Southbury community. The congregation gathers on Sunday mornings to renew its faith through prayer, receive inspiration through music, absorb the thought-provoking sermons, and share fellowship with friends and newcomers over light refreshments in the social hall following worship.
We gather in worship and celebration weekly at 9:30 am.
All Services are held on Sundays at 9:30 am unless otherwise noted.
Sunday School will be held during the 9:30 am service and is for anyone in Preschool through 7th Grade.
Children are a priority in our faith community and are always welcome in worship. Sunday School for children in Preschool through grade 7 meets Sundays during worship from September through May. Each Sunday, during worship service, all children age four and older begin the morning by joining the congregation in the sanctuary. The early part of the worship experience includes a special Children’s Moment when the children may, if they choose, come to the front of the sanctuary for a special message directed to them. Afterwards, the children may stay in the sanctuary with their families, but most choose to attend Sunday School with their friends. During the summer months, children remain in worship.
This year Sunday School will be held on every Sunday unless otherwise noted.
Childcare is provided for children ages 3 and under in the Nursery located outside the Church Office wing.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is observed monthly, on Family Sunday, the first Sunday of the month. All are welcome to participate as the bread and juice are shared. All children join their families and adults in the Sanctuary for Worship Service and communion. UCC, Southbury has an ‘open table’ policy for Holy Communion: all are welcome to the table, children and adults, baptized or not.
The Sacrament of Baptism for adults and children is observed during worship as requested and arranged with a pastor. All are welcome to be baptized at UCC, Southbury - the only requirement is that you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior.
Special worship offerings are scheduled throughout the year.
Service of Remembrance - An opportunity to minister to those who have recently lost loved ones; to remember and celebrate our loved one's lives and to remind us all of the real reason for the season.
Service of Confirmation - Led by our newest members.
Lenten Services -In the period leading up to Easter include worship on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday.
Blessing of the Animals - Animals of all kinds are blessed and owners receive a special certificate.
Call-In Telephone Ministry
Sunday, May 5th
Third Sunday of Easter: Food First Sunday; Sacrament of Holy Communion
The Reverend Walter Pitman will lead worship and share the Communion Meditation “ Commitment” based on John 21: 1-19.
Confirmation Day: At 2:00 p.m.
The Confirmation Class of 2019 will be welcomed into membership through a Service of Confirmation. Ten young people have worked throughout this year to reach this special moment in their faith journey. The young people, along with their families and Mentors, will gather in the Sanctuary for this unique service. All are welcome to attend.
Sunday, May 12th
Fourth Sunday of Easter: Mother’s Day
The Confirmation Class of 2019 will lead worship. This has become a tradition at UCC Southbury. Following the 9:30 service, there will be a reception in the Social Hall for the Confirmation Class of 2019. Please join us to welcome these young people into membership and be led in worship.
Sunday, May 19th
Fifth Sunday of Easter
This will be a special Day for All. The Children of the Church will help lead us in a very Special Children’s Moment. Reverend Walter Pitman will lead worship and share the message “The Times They are A-Changing” based on Acts 11:11-18 and John 13: 31-35.
Sunday, May 26th
Sixth Sunday of Easter; Memorial Day Weekend
The Reverend Walter Pitman will lead the service of worship and share with us the sermon “Great Expectations” based on John 14: 23-29 and Acts 16: 9-15.
Transport Wheelchair Available In Narthex
The Memorial Committee has a wheelchair which may be used to transport individuals to and from the parking lot and the Church should the need arise. It is stored in the Narthex closet. Just let the Deacons know of your need for their assistance.