A Note From The Pastor

Pastor Marty Carney

Dear friends,

Welcome!  As you explore the online of the Congregational United Church of Christ (CUCC), may you experience an extravagant welcome!  As Interim Pastor, in my time with this congregation during its transition toward new leadership, I have discovered a community filled with energy and joy in serving God and their neighbors.  Truly in this congregation, “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!” We are an “open and affirming” congregation within the United Church of Christ.  For us, this means that:

“We are committed to and believe in welcoming everyone to fully participate in
our ministry of carrying on God’s work and promoting Christ’s
teachings. We invite all people regardless of age, race, ethnicity, culture,
economic status, gender, marital status, physical or mental ability, sexual
orientation, gender identity and gender expression to share their diverse
talents, so all can grow and practice a unity of faith that transcends
our differences.”

We are happy that you are exploring our church online… we hope you will take the next step and visit with us face-to-face.  It is my sincere hope that your participation within this open congregation will deepen your faith, inspire your soul and empower your heart to sing in ways that resonate with the Spirit who is still speaking.  We’re ordinary people living with the extravagant welcome of God, and we would love to share together with you in this great adventure in Christ of journeying with God—who is love, and who welcomes all!

Grace and Peace,

Rev. Dr. Marty Carney, Interim Pastor