We believe Church Life is about caring for our neighbors:
Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay-person caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.
At PCCUCC, we equip and empower lay-person caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
If you would like to learn more about how to become a Stephen Minister or would like to speak to someone, contact our church office.
We believe that Church Life includes learning and growing together by discussing books and movies:
Book Club and Bible Study
We are a church that enjoys exploring and learning in new ways. We love books, movies, and audio programs that deepen our understanding of the world and our place in it. We believe that the Bible is a foundation from which we learn and can seek the voice of the still speaking God.
Each year during Lent, we provide a light evening meal, a movie, and an engaging discussion about the film and it's message.
Our weekly Book Club meets Tues afternoons to discuss selected books. The group works together to select ones they think will be meaningful.
Our Bible Studies have explored Barbara Essex's 'Bad Girls of the Bible', discussing women's lives in Biblical times. You can read more about this 'non traditional' Bible Study series in the Herald News by clicking here. Currently, we are exploring a podcast series from The Bible Project on God is a Generous Host, understanding Abundance vs. Scarcity mindset. We are learning from old and new testament sources and finding its relevance to our lives today.
We believe Church Life includes gathering to create and serve others:
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry has a long tradition at PCCUCC. Each completed shawl or blanket is blessed by the church and donated to an individual or family during a time of crisis or illness. Recipients of the shawls receive a letter that contains a blessing and a prayer card.
The group has knit hats and scarves for the Arctic Adventure Christmas party at Morning Star Mission.
Our 'Holy Hookers' meet weekly at the church on Tuesday mornings for knitting and crafting at 9:30 am. We have lots of laughter and fellowship as we create items that are symbols of God's presence.
Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
- Galatians 6:2, NRSV
We believe that Church Life is about being healthy and taking care of ourselves:
Food to Health Class
Join Craig Theimer's monthly class "Food to Health", on the last Sunday of the month from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Learn about healthy eating and cooking techniques. Learn about the Plant Based Nutrition Movement. Lots of delicious recipes will be shared!
We normally meet in Fellowship Hall, but occasionally we may hold classes at Peter Rubi's in Plainfield, just up the street from the church. Call our church office for more information.