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.



Sunday Forums 9:15am

April 13:     Ms. Nancy Kuster - “Hug it Forward” Grass-Roots Organization

April 20:     No Forum - Easter Sunday

April 27:     Mrs. Louise Manigault “The Power of Your Faith”, from her 7th book


Holy Week and Easter Worship Schedule

Sunday, April 13 – Palm Sunday

8:30 a.m. Chapel, 10:30 a.m. Sanctuary

Thursday, April 17– 8:00 p.m., Sanctuary - Maundy Thursday Service

Come to worship and relive the events of the night when Jesus gathered in the Upper room with his disciples. Share in remembering The Last Supper as we celebrate Communion.  Then, walk with Jesus through his last moments: his arrest; his trial; his crucifixion, in a service of Tenebrae.  Tenebrae means darkness and as the passion narrative is read, candles are extinguished one by one. But the service ends with the hope of the coming resurrection as the Christ Candle is relit and shines forth.

Friday, April 18 - Good Friday Noon Service

Come to watch and wait through a solemn service acknowledging the suffering love of Christ through his crucifixion including scripture, prayers, music of the season and a meditation on the Cross.

April 20, 2014 - Easter Sunday

6:30 a.m. – Sunrise Service (Stewart Av. lawn, weather permitting)

7:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast, Parlor

8:45 a.m. – Musical Prelude

9:00 a.m. – Easter Worship

10:45 a.m. – Musical Prelude

11:00 a.m. – Easter worship


Progressive Dinner Saturday, April 26

Hors d’oeuvres: 6:00 pm, Dinner: 7:30 pm and Dessert: 9:00 pm

Look for registration forms on the Whitehall desk. 


Next Reader's Circle

Our next Reader’s Circle will be on May 6 at noon in the Parlor.  We will be reading “Philomena” by Martin Sixsmith.  Hostesses are Marion Levins and Nancy Fardelmann.


"Shop the Block" while having your Car Washed! Saturday May 10th from 9 am to 1 pm

Shop the Block is an event sponsored by the Auxiliary.  The Car Wash is an event sponsored by the Mission Trip.  There will be something for everyone.  Shop the Block will feature a variety of vendors and crafters including gourmet delights, home decor, hand crafted items, costume jewelry, handbags and more.  Shoppers can also enjoy refreshments and prizes from our vendors.  You can shop the block and have your car washed at the same time, all while enjoying a day of fun! 


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.


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.