Union  Congregational

United  Church  of  Christ


The logo of the

United Church of Christ;

A Just World for All.

& the 3 Great Loves


302 St. Clair Abrams

Tavares, Florida 32778

Phone:  352 343 6183               email:  ucchurch4@gmail.com


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Welcome to our Church

Our building is historic, as is our faith, but our thinking is new because God is still speaking.

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Our building is historic, as is our faith, but our thinking is new because God is still speaking.

Deb West retired as our administrator/treasurer

after 15 years of exemplary service.  Kate Howe will assume this  position as of November, 2018.

Thank you, Deb.

Welcome Kate. 

Bob Smith,

Moderator

Teda Smith,

Director of Music

celebrate 4th of July

at our hot dog lunch

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Katy Scott & Kate Howe share a message about the 3 Loves and Back Bay Mission.

Micah 6:8


In recognition of "love of neighbor" a special offering for Back Bay Mission was taken.  Please  bring your change for this love offering for the "change bucket". 

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December events:

Dec. 2, First Sunday in Advent

Dec. 18, Tuesday, 4:00p.m.

Blue Christmas.  Holidays are a challenging time of the year when loved ones are no long with us.  Bring your grief and joy to the Blue Christmas Service to share with others. 


Dec. 24, 7:00

Christmas Eve

Service

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Community Social Meals


Pancake Breakfast:

2nd Saturday, 7:30- 9:30.   $5.00

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Best Spaghetti Dinner in the county.

3rd Friday, 4:30-6:00.

$7.00











   Sunday    Service 

10:00 a.m.

Holy Communion:

   1st Sunday of each month



       Join us for Coffee fellowship

     every Sunday  following worship.  


Church office hours

New Church office schedule with new office manager, Kate Howe...

open for business  Wednesday

9:00 - 3:00...







Bible Study continues on Tuesday, @ 9:00a.m.

Pastor Ken leads these studies which are held

in the parlor.   Evenyone is welcome.

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The craft group continues the 2nd & 4th Friday

at 9:30 in Fellowship Hall.   Everyone is welcome.

See Mary Jane Brown fr more information.

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The quilt group continues

 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9:30a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

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The choir began fall rehearsals in  September.

It meets on Wednesday,@ 3:00. 

 

Bell choir will begin practice soon.

Contact Teda Smith for more information.

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Something New

The newly created evangelism team would like you to join with them in spreading the word about our church.

These logo shopping bags will support our efforts to protect the environment and at the same time make our church known in the community.  Please purchase your shopping bag after worship or at any of our fellowship events.

$3.00 per bag

or 2 bags for $5.00 













    




Pastor Ken models his unity shirt during service

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November events..

Nov. 4. Rev. John Vertigan, Florida Conference minister will share the sermon.

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Nov. 11, Six new members will be accepted into church membership.  Talk with Pastor Ken if you would like to be part of our church family. You are welcome.

Veterans celebration with patriot music. The Boy Scouts will participate in the service. 

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Nov. 18, Stewardship Sunday.  Guest speaker; Jennifer Brewer, Windemere United Church of Christ

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Nov. 24.  Hanging of the greens.



Holiday dinners



Upcoming holiday events:

You are invited to join the Union church family on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day for a holiday dinner.  Dinner on both holidays is at 1:00.  Everyone welcome.




On going missions...

Serving our community..



Beginning in November our food pantry, Andrew's Basket, will be open the 1st Wednesday of each month from 9:00 - Noon.


Thrift Shop open Thurs, Fri, Sat

from 9:00 - 1:00.


   Free Senior Meals Mon. and Wed.  Come for a     nutritious meal, bingo at 9:45, and fellowship. It is essential that you register with the church office

so there will be enough food for all.  

Recent Events

Union Congregational United Church of Christ recently celebrated 130 years of worship in our church building.  The church structure was built in 1888 and at that tiome was the worship and meeting place for the community.  The congregation  continues to be a vital part of the community.

      On the left...  Pastor Ken is drssed in symbolic clothing to celebrate 130 years of service to God by serving the community. 

        

        


         March for our lives in Tavares 

  ....in support of students and families effected by gun violence in Florida and elsewhere in our country.  

Visit our Scout page

(ministry drop down  link)

for more photos.

Easter hats, tea, and goodies.


Help Light Up PuertoRico

Nancy Rosado shared our mission project  with the congregation..


The disaster assistance team packed 17 clean up buckets over the last year.

Come Fellowship 

with us

6 Strings & a Fiddle

   Cub Scout

    Pinewood Derby 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR

 Welcome! Thank you for checking out our website to discover more about who we are.  If you would like to learn more about our church feel free to contact us by email or phone.  All of our contact information is on the main page of this site.  Then, when the spirit moves you, we look forward to meeting you.  I invite you to join us for our 10:00am  Sunday worship service to see if Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Tavares, Florida might be the place of worship for you.  We promise a meaningful worship experience and a comfortable atmosphere for you to better connect with our Savior.  We strive to be an inclusive church, welcoming Christians of diverse backgrounds. Likewise, we do our best to reflect the love of Jesus with everyone we meet.  Blessings.  Pastor Ken