Small groups are a vital part of life at CUCC because spiritual community doesn’t just happen on Sunday! By participating in groups based on a common interest, concern or experience, we form closer bonds with each other and listen for the movement of the Holy in our lives. Take a look at our dynamic small groups and see which groups interest you – then join us! We love welcoming new people!
Art & Spirit Circle
Once a month the Art & Spirit Circle comes together to work on ways we can nurture creativity in our lives. We spend time discussing how creativity is spiritual, and then do hands-on art projects. We go on field trips throughout the year – from day trips to many local art exhibits, or the Columbia River Gorge, to overnight trips to Newport Beach or Big Bear Cabin on Mt. Hood. It’s always lots of fun and kindred fellowship.
Christian education classes are offered for preschool/kindergartners through adults. Our teachers use curriculum prepared by the United Church of Christ, and Clackamas UCC learning units we call “pods”. Childcare is provided for those children too young to attend a church school class.
Sunday Adult Bible Study meets at 9:20 am before Worship.
Pastor’s Tuesday Bible Study meets each Tuesday in the pastor’s office from 12:00-1:30 to discuss the Bible lessons for the following Sunday.
Our lively Book Club typically meets on the third Monday of each month from 10:15 to 11:45 am. We read a wide variety of book genres and join together for discussions, or we have general talks about books we’ve read or are currently reading.
Choir & Special Music
Our church is fortunate to have a talented and dedicated choir director and organist — Jean Herrera. Jean grew up in our congregation, and generously shares her musical gifts with the church. She encourages folks to join the choir and share their musical gifts by providing special music. The choir practices on Wednesday evenings. Instrumentalists and vocalists of all ages are encouraged to participate in our worship services.
Council Membership & Committee Involvement
An excellent way to be involved at Clackamas UCC is to take on a leadership role. Committees seek out individuals with skills and talents needed. These are diverse and require varied amounts of time. Committees chose a representative or chairperson to serve on the Church Council. The Council also includes a moderator, vice moderator, treasurer, secretary, clerk, and financial secretary. All are elected at a congregational meeting.
Mission & Outreach Projects
Another way to be part of our church’s life is to get involved with the various mission and outreach projects. These are all-church, intergenerational endeavors. From collecting food for the hungry to advocating for homeless youth, all projects are worthy of time and energy.
Women’s Circle meets Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Women’s Circle (originally Ladies’ Aid) has been meeting at our church since 1895. They come together to have lunch, share their lives, and create crafts for the Holiday Bazaar. Women of all ages are invited to attend.
Young at Hearts
The Young at Hearts (where you believe and act younger than your age) gather for luncheons and provide an opportunity for anyone who is aging (all of us😊) to gather in fellowship over lunch at a variety of local restaurants. No one is turned away because you are not “old” enough! If you like to gather for good conversation over a good meal come and join us. We meet four times a year, February, May, August and October at 11:45 – please RSVP to Peg Soliday (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we make sure to save room at the table for you.