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.



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

December 21:  Ivette Olivo, Pat and Peter Wan - Christmas Surprises

December 28:  No Forum Christmas Break

January 4:       No Forum - New Year’s Break

January 11:     Mr. Andy Morreale - “Beyond Broken”: A Documentary Film

January 18:     Rev. Eugene Palmore - Civil Rights

January 25:     Mr. Frank Crosio, Rev. Jim Adelmann and Ms. Karen Zalewski - “Sacred Music”

February 1:     Dr. Robert Engel - Religion & Science

February 8:     TBA - GCCC Boards and Committees


Christmas Worship Schedule, Wednesday, December 24

Family Service: 4:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Christmas Music Prelude: 8:15 p.m., Sanctuary

Candlelight Communion Service: 8:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Christmas Music Prelude: 10:45 p.m., Sanctuary

Candlelight Communion Service: 11:00 p.m., Sanctuary



Christmas Gifts for the Children at Inglesia Presbiteriana Hispana

A big Thank You to all the families who selected a name off the Christmas Banner Tree. Now it is time to enjoy shopping for the gift.  Remember to talk to others about the “Joy of Giving” and the true many of Christmas.  Once you have purchased your gift, wrap it using the ornament as the name tag and return it to the Parlor by 6p on December 17th.  Please contact Allyson or Rhonda Kraff at 747-4140 if you have any questions. 


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.


Church School Painting Party - Monday, December 29

CHURCH SCHOOL PAINTING PARTY - Monday, December 29 from 5 pm to 10 pm: Kids, Adults, Families & Singles Join Us for a Fun Night as Bible Verses meet Graffiti Art!  Painting on Canvas – No Artistic Skills needed!  We will provide the Bible verse – you or your group or family provide the Art!

Snacks, pizza & drinks will be served.  All painting supplies provided.  Wear old clothes – and show up!

Families encouraged to attend and participate in the Sunday School renovation!


Will Sing for Food

Come and enjoy a night of music and giving at the annual WILL SING FOR FOOD musical charity event to help feed Long Island’s homeless and hungry Friday January 16 at 8pm

at the First Presbyterian Church, Freeport and/or Saturday January 17 at 8pm at the Garden City Community Church.  Suggested donation - $20 per person.  All proceeds will go to The Long Island Council of Churches food pantry.  For more information email us at: willsingforfood@me.com


Intergenerational Weekend Retreat - January 30 - February 1

Whether you are single, a couple, or a family of six … whether you are young or older (or somewhere in between) here is your chance to join your Church family on an exciting, fun filled weekend at Winter Clove Inn located in Round Top, NY. Together we will have the opportunity to rekindle old friendships, make new ones, and share in the fellowship which binds us all together as a Church.  Registration forms are at the Whitehall DeskPending registration, we will have the entire Inn again this year so please make your deposits as soon as possible.  


Honor a Special Person or Event: Sponsor the Altar Flowers

Please consider donating $50 in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a special occasion.  It is the intention of the Board of Deacons that a Deacon will deliver the altar flowers to homebound or hospitalized members of our Church, following worship service on the date that you are memorializing or celebrating.  The clergy decides who will receive the flowers, which may not necessarly be the donor.


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.