Here Are Some Common Questions And Answers About UCC Midland

When are services?

Where is the church located?

Worship service is held on Sunday mornings starting at 10:00 a.m.

UCC is located at 4100 Chestnut Hill Drive in Midland, Michigan, west of U.S. 10 and just north of East Ashman Street.

Are Sunday School and nursery care offered?

Yes! Nursery care is provided during worship service. After the children's moment toward the beginning of worship the children go with Sunday School leaders to their respective classrooms.

What do you believe?

Our worship service expresses our diversity of belief within a traditional framework. We celebrate each other's spiritual journeys. We think, question without fear and acknowledge the roles that doubt and intellectual stimulation play in the development of our faith. Our church family is open and diverse. We welcome all who are seeking Christ as revealed in the Scriptures. Our members have come from many denominations, seeking to learn the will of God in their lives. Learn more about what we believe in here.

What denomination does UCC Midland belong to?

This congregation is part of the wider United Church of Christ: a joining of four historic Reformation denominations, Congregational, Christian, Reformed and Evangelical churches that took place in 1957. We also share several ministries with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

How is church business carried out?

The congregation decides all matters by consensus in meetings.  The biggest such meeting is the annual congregational meeting, which takes place following worship service in February. During the year regular business is delegated to various boards and the church council, whose members are elected by the congregation at the annual meeting.

Can anyone attend worship at UCC Midland?

Yes! Ours is a congregation that truly believes that, "no matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here."

Is UCC Midland an Open and Affirming congregation?

Yes. United Church of Christ of Midland voted to become an Open and Affirming (ONA) church in 2004. You can read the church's Open and Affirming Statement here and get more information about ONA and United Church of Christ here.

Can I participate in communion?

We believe that Jesus invites us all to his table and anyone who wants to answer his invitation is welcome to participate in communion.

How do I become a member of UCC Midland?

Those interested in becoming a member of the church are partnered with a sponsor who will teach them about the church and answer any questions they have about being a member of the congregation. Those considering membership also receive guidance from the pastor. New members are introduced in a ceremony in the presence of the congregation. For more information about membership, contact Rev. Roger Pancost, Pastor.

What is it like to be a member of UCC Midland?

Ours is a church that celebrates diversity and recognizes the unique talents of each of its members. Though not required, many members choose to serve the church by giving their time in a variety of boards and committees that suit their interests.