Ministry

Sharing Ministry

2 - First Congregational Orange CityOur inspirational Sunday morning services begin at 10:30 am. We offer our children a specific message followed by Sunday School where our caring and dedicated teachers introduce the teaching of Jesus to our youth.

All are invited to join us for a time of fellowship over a cup or coffee or juice accompanied by a lite snack following the morning service in Jane Murray Hall located in the building behind the church.

Our choir is led by our talented Church Musician, David Putnam. The choir meets to practice on Sunday mornings.

We offer a variety of programs including Christian Education for both our adult and youth.

Several outside groups utilize our facilities to conduct their programs. These groups include: the VIA Orange City’s Women’s Club, five AA groups, one Al-Anon group, COA Meals on Wheels congregant dining site, COA Dementia Caregivers Support Group, Nimble Fingers Quilters Guild and the Volusia Music Club.

In addition to our church building, the church campus includes a former parsonage now utilized as a thrift shop open on  Saturday mornings, a meditation garden with a gazebo, a large multi-purpose hall with full kitchen, and Jane Murray Hall

 

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Welcome

 

“A Place to Share Your Faith Since 1883”

JESUS DIDN’T TURN PEOPLE AWAY, even those often rejected by others. We are like a “company of strangers,” made family by the grace of God. God welcomes, claims, and loves all people. God also feeds our hunger, forgives our sins, and frees us from aimless wandering.

This is no idle chatter.  The United Church of Christ has been bold in extending an invitation to all. For example, our historic denomination was first to ordain an African-American pastor (1785), a woman (1853), and a gay or lesbian  (1972).

We reach out through Worship, Music, Children’s Ministry, Fellowship opportunities for all, Adult Bible Studies, Missions Projects, Community and Global Outreach .

Our facilities are used as an outreach to our community by sharing our space with community groups such as Meals on Wheels, West Volusia Music Club, Art Classes and various AA Groups like the Grateful Group, District 19, Sisters In Sobriety and Sobriety First.

 

Youth Message

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Our Youth Share Their Message
of Extravagant Welcome

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