We want you to know you’re in a safe place to explore what God’s abiding love means in your life.
We have a come as you are rule. Don’t worry about wearing your Sunday best – dress in whatever way you feel comfortable. You’ll find everything from suits and ties to shorts in the warm weather. Most people wear jeans or what you’d think of as business casual. But we don’t care what you wear. Just wear something!
We sing a lot! A couple of hymns, some contemporary praise music, and a few very interesting interludes. And our organist – well, you’re in for a treat!
Time and Format
Our worship begins at 10:30am and lasts 60-65 minutes. We typically begin with an organ prelude and end with a postlude. In between, we mix it up a bit, but everything you need to know is printed right in your bulletin. Every other week, we enjoy a choir anthem. Sometimes we schedule special music.
Where to find us
Don’t know where we are?
We’re at 5280 Bigger Rd, Kettering, OH 45440, part of a lovely suburban neighborhood. You can reach us at 937-434-3941. We have a helpful streetmap right here. When you arrive, park and enter from the rear of the building – finding us is pretty easy.
Children and Youth
We have programs for kids of all ages. Our youth, 6th grade and older, meet at 9:15am while younger kids meet for Kids Club. Youth then attend church (you’ll usually find them in the balcony!). During worship, younger kids will leave to participate in The Great Adventure. We have a complete nursery and programs for the little ones.
About that Progressive thing
We call ourselves a progressive Christian congregation, but what does that really mean? To start, it means we strive for an approach to the life and teachings of Jesus that is authentic, collaborative and intelligent. Our Christian tradition is one path to God, but we believe there are other paths, too. One good source of information is the Center for Progressive Christianity.
As a progressive Christian community, we are aligned with a number of organizations of like-minded individuals, beginning with the United Church of Christ and its rich history reaching back to the Mayflower. We’re proud to be associated with its tradition of justice-seeking and firsts. You can read more about the UCC here, including the popular Still-Speaking campaign. We are also aligned with the Alliance of Baptists, who stand with us in support of equality for all people, regardless of, well, anything!When you’re ready to take the next step