We serve locally, nationally and globally
Age 3 - high school
Youth groups meet monthly (Journey group twice a month)....
Pre-school through kindergarten - Cherubs
First through Second Grade - God's Little Buddies
Third through Fifth Grade - Good News Friends
Sixth to Eighth Grade - Exodus Express
Ninth to Twelfth Grade - Journey Group
BELL & VOCAL CHOIR
Ages 3 - 2nd grade
Children are invited to share the joy of Christ through our handbell and vocal choirs.
The bell choir plays about once per month and all children who know their colors are invited to participate with our color coded handbells.
The children's choir practices the first Sunday of each month during the 10:30 service and sings 3 or 4 times per year.
The Confirmation Program (for teenagers in 8th grade or above) is led by Pastors Jay Groat and Sigrid Rother and Director of Youth Ministry Susan Langner. Meetings are 9:30 to 10:20 Sunday morning from October to May and the class members learn more about their Christian faith to help them decide if they will confirm this as their own faith and become members of Westerville Community United Church of Christ. Additional gatherings and projects (with adult mentors) also take place at other times during the year.
WCUCC Makes a Difference
Collect food for WARM (Westerville Area Resource Ministry) the local food pantry
Grow produce in our Hope Garden (on church grounds) for WARM
Christmas gifts & college supplies for needy children at Community for New Direction
Provide Thanksgiving baskets for local families in need
Donate blood at our Red Cross blood drives
Feed the homeless at Faith Mission of Columbus
Support victims of domestic violence through Turning Point
Social Justice programs
Three day local work trip at Lower Lights Ministries
Be a Stephen Minister one-on-one care provider
Sponsor local refugee families in conjunction with CRIS.
Week-long mission work trips in different parts of our nation
Neighbors In Need Offering
Soldier care packages
VOLUNTEER AT WCUCC
Worship Participants - Members are involved in the worship services as Greeters, Layreaders and Ushers; children in second grade and above serve as Acolytes.
Christian Education programs - Members lead classes and programs for our children, youth and adults.
Music - Our music programs invite people of all levels to be involved in some way.
Boards and Committees - As a congregationally led church organization there are many opportunities to serve as an elected member.
Red Cross Blood Drive - Our church sponsors quarterly blood drives.
College Outreach - Students away receive notes and packages throughout the year.
Rummage Sale - Many volunteers work together to re-purpose goods for a profit directed towards Home Repair Mission Projects.
Holly-Day Bazaar - This annual event has been a part of our church for over 20 years. Its proceeds are used for philanthropic causes and unbudgeted needs within the church. The 2022 bazaar is November 5. Click here for more information.
Christ's Love in Action
Each fall, lay caregivers may participate in Stephen Ministry training to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to members who are hurting.
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