Community United Church of Christ
300 North Main
Morton, IL 61550
Directions to our church:
We are located at the corner of Jackson Ave. (Rte 150) and Main Street.
From I-74, take Exit 102 (South). Head south on North Morton Avenue. At the second stoplight, turn left onto Jackson Ave. Turn right on Main St. Our church is located immediately on the left.
From I-155, take the Birchwood Exit. Head east on Birchwood. Turn left on Main Street and continue approximately 7 blocks. We are located on the right, just before the Jackson Ave. intersection.
What happens at Worship?
At worship we sing, pray, listen to God’s written Word as it is read and preached upon and share our hearts with God and with one another through Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit. Holy Communion is generally celebrated one time a month on the first Sunday, and since we celebrate open communion all are welcome to enjoy this sacrament with us. Our services generally last about an hour, and usually feature some special music offered by choirs, handbells, chimes or another group or soloist.
What can my children expect?
Your children can expect a fun, friendly, welcoming place to learn about God’s love and grow in their faith. We try to provide a safe environment where youth feel accepted, loved, and valued. We have programming for youth 5 years – high school that encourages them to be involved in their church and community. Our mission is to encourage Christian growth as members of God’s team, both spiritually and socially. The purpose of our youth program is to provide communities of belonging, through which youth can explore and affirm who they are as gifted people of God, and actively live out their Christian faith.
What does CUCC believe?
We believe truth from the Holy Spirit is found in all the traditions of the Christian faith. Our friends and members come from multiple traditions.
We affirm the revelation of God in our Lord Jesus Christ is available to all believers through the Holy Spirit.
We regard the Bible as God’s supreme literary means of guiding the Church, because it contains foundational expressions of this revelation.
We affirm the fundamental validity of all creeds that have sought to verbalize this revelation, but we acknowledge that, as Jesus Christ alone is the authority for the Church, no historical creed can do more than point to him.
We observe the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion, and the Rites of Infant Dedication, Confirmation, Christian Marriage and Christian Burial.
We accept several forms of administering the Sacraments: in Holy Baptism sprinkling or immersion; in Holy Communion altar, pew and private communion for the sick and home bound.
How do I join?
We hope you will adopt us as your church family. All you have to do is let Pastor Laurie know or tell someone on council. Also, you can also mark the appropriate box in the worship attendance form as it is passed to you on Sunday morning.
Pastor Laurie has adult membership groups for those over age 16 on an as needed basis. She is also willing to meet with people individually regarding church membership. Confirmation for young people of Junior or Middle School age takes place during the school year every other year. The next time Confirmation will be offered is during the 2015-2016 school year.
A message from our Pastor…
No matter who you are or where you’re from, you are welcome at Community United Church of Christ! We hope you will feel welcome here as we like to welcome all people! If you need anything when you visit us, even a person to sit with when you visit for the first time, please let a greeter or usher know. We want you to know that here, God’s love and love for all God’s creation is our first and foremost hope. Please don’t hesitate to ask me or anyone questions or share concerns or for a tour of the church facilities. We have educational programs, a prayer group, and social activities for all ages. All are welcome in God’s presence here at Community UCC! Peace, Love and Joy, Pastor Laurie