Worship with us.

Worship at Forks UCC is pretty casual and we like to be inclusive of everyone.  We clap, sing, laugh, and joke a lot.  But we also come to pay homage to God for his gifts, and share our love and concerns with each other.  It's a great opportunity to get
re-energized to continue our everyday lives and the Good work.


Read below to learn about a few of our practices that occur during our services, so you'll understand more about us. You might get an idea of what we are like by scrolling through the pictures on the right, too.

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Service Times

Worship services are normally every Sunday morning, special Holy Days, and evenings during Lent.  

  • At 8:00am we have a quiet and meditative service with Communion for all who wish to join.  This service lasts about 30 minutes following the UCC Sacrament of the Word as a guide.
  • At 10:00am we gather for full worship service with music and singing, prayer and confession as the faith community spends about an hour of time preparing our hearts, minds and souls for the "work" of being Christians caring for others.


Communion

We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month, and special holidays. Communion is open to all Christians who wish to know the presence of Christ and to share in the community of God's people.  Typically, Communion elements are brought to members in their pews.  When the plate is passed to you, take a piece of the bread.  Hold it until the Pastor instructs everyone to eat it at the same time. White grape juice (inner circle of tray) and wine are also passed and held until all are ready to drink it at the same time.


Prayers and Concerns
You are invited to fill out a prayer request card (found in the pews) and drop it in the collection plate.  Also, during the Prayers of the People, you can share the name or joy/concern out loud at the point when invited by the Pastor.  You can also email your requests in to the Prayer Team – info is in the bulletin.


Ministry Team
Worship services are led by our Congregation Pastor, Lay Ministers, Deacons, Elders or others who are moved to participate in the celebration of God’s love.


After-Worship Fellowship
We welcome all to the Fellowship Hall that adjoins the Sanctuary immediately following the service.  Here you will be able to meet some of the other members of the church, have some snacks, and learn about our activities and ministry here.


Dress and Attire

Church for today's worshipers is not a dress-up event. Whatever is clean and comfortable seems sufficient. Younger Christians in particular have been taught by their seniors — or has it been the reverse?— that when it comes to church, attire doesn't much matter. They understand there is nothing particularly spiritual about a dress or a coat and tie. God is scarcely impressed by such things. "People look at the outward appearance," we are reminded, "but the LORD looks at the heart" (1 Sam. 16:7)


Children are Welcome Here, too.

“People were bringing little children to Jesus in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.’ And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.”—Mark 10:13-16 (NRSV).