It is not always an easy thing to walk into a church as a newcomer, but we invite you to try it anyway. We do our best to welcome our guests and visitors while still allowing time and space for you to observe and participate when ready.
So, what can you expect when you join us on Sunday morning? Here are answers to some questions we’ve heard visitors ask recently.
10:30 AM, Sundays @ 525 NE Campus St, Pullman, WA
What type of people worship at CCUCC?
The people in our church are a diverse bunch. You will find a wide variety of perspectives, professions, and looks on any given Sunday, including young and old, women and men, gay and straight, singles and families, a variety of colors, and everyone in between. God’s love is for all people and our community lives into that.
What time does worship start and how long is the service?
CCUCC offers worship services on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. until the summer heat begins. During the summer months (approximately mid-June through August) worship begins at 9:30 a.m. The service typically lasts about an hour and includes prayer, silence, hymnody, readings, a sermon, and passing of the peace. We celebrate communion on the first Sunday monthly, and all are welcome (visitors and children included) to participate. After worship, folks usually stay for casual fellowship with coffee and snacks.
What is your worship service like?
Although most people would call our worship style “traditional,” you will find that we worship and celebrate in many forms. Our worship services reflect the variety of our backgrounds, drawing upon the music and sacramental life of Christian traditions and our lived experiences as people in the 21st century. Hymns, prayers, a weekly message combined with choral music and congregation singing make this a time for centering around God’s presence, connection with one another and being inspired to move in the world as the embodiment of God’s all inclusive love. While traditional perhaps in structure, we continue to bring progressive material into the worship setting. We celebrate the Communion meal together on the first Sunday of every month (with non-alcoholic grape juice as well as gluten-free options), and all people are welcome at the table. We seek to be sensitive to all faith traditions. Children are welcome in worship, and there is an area at the back of the worship space that includes less conventional seating and room for movement, should families with children want to utilize that. For the youngest children (0-7), we offer Children’s Worship downstairs as an option.
What should I wear?
The congregation dresses informally. You will see a bit of everything: people in their “Sunday best,” folks in “business casual” and those in jeans and t-shirts. You’ll often see people wearing shorts and flip-flops during the warmer months. It’s completely up to you to dress to your level of comfort. We look forward to seeing you, not what you’re wearing.
Do you offer Christian education and spiritual formation classes for children and adults?
On Sunday mornings we offer Learning Community for All before worship (9:15 – 10:15 AM), including an adult class and a children’s class (multi-age). We offer series-style options for teens (a more sporadic schedule). The Adult Learning Community utilizes books and films for topical dialogue. The Children’s Learning Community utilizes Spark Rotation by Sparkhouse to explore Bible stories through a variety of workshops (science, cooking, art, creative drama, skills + games, and music).
Is childcare available?
Yes! We have an experienced, compassionate adult childcare provider available during Learning Community and worship who is ready to meet you and your kiddos, provide care and help you navigate your family’s needs. The children’s rooms are downstairs and offer age-appropriate toys, books, and music.
Who can I contact for more information?
If you have questions about our life and ministries or if you would like some friendly assistance finding your niche, feel free to contact Steve by calling the church office or sending him an email.