Welcome to the Garden City Community Church

Welcome to the Garden City Community Church,
an “Open & Affirming” congregation 
of the United Church of Christ.

No matter who you are, 
or where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here.



Urgent Need at Local Food Pantries  

Every week we collect food and school supplies for the LICC Food Pantry located in Freeport.
The INN is asking for plastic bags. Please put them in the INN bin.
Donations can be left in the food bins at the Whitehall and Kensington doors.


Forum Schedule: Please join us on the following Sundays at 9:15 am in the Parlor.

October 26:      Ms. Bea Tusiani & Ms. Paula Tusiani-Eng - “Remnants of a Life on Paper”

November 2:    Rev. Geoffrey Black, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ

November 9:    Mr. Chris Dieguez

November 16:  Youth, Andy Morreale and other Youth Leaders - Mission Trip to Belle Meade, Lexington, SC

November 23:  Alice Brown - Facilitating a Discussion of Patriotism


"Children's Sabbath" Celebration - November 2nd 

Community Church will join with many different faith communities again this year in the “National Observance of Children’s Sabbath” with a special worship service on Sunday, November 2nd.  “Children’s Sabbath” is an inter-faith project sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund with participants from over 200 different religious organizations, faiths and denominations.  This year we are honored and privileged to have as our guest preacher UCC General Minister and President, The Rev. Geoffrey Black, who will speak on the plight of Children at risk around the world.  Rev. Black will also be our Forum speaker at 9:15 in the Parlor.  His topic there will be about our United Church of Christ mission efforts locally and around the world.  A special UCC Global Ministries offering will be taken on this day for ministries that help meet the needs of children everywhere.  An offering envelope for this purpose is included in this mailing.  Please plan to join us on November 2nd, and please be generous with you gifts for our special offering.


Apple Peeling - Sunday, November 2

Come to the Fellowship Hour (in Gardner Hall) sponsored by Kimberly Pauley featuring her home baked goodies. Stay 20 minutes and peel 8-10 apples! Bring a peeler, paring knife and cutting board.  Kimberly will bake the apples into GCCC’s delicious pies to be sold at the Fair.


Honor a Special Person or Event: Host a Fellowship Hour

Our Sunday Fellowship Hours are sponsored by church members. You pick your Sunday, bring in a treat to share and we provide the coffee and other beverages. You could also make a $30.00 donation instead of bringing in the treat. You will receive a reminder call the week before your date. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board behind the Whitehall desk.