Welcome to Community UCC!

We gather for Worship at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday in our beautiful Sanctuary, located at 5550 N. Fresno St., Fresno CA, in northeast Fresno. Our congregation was established in 1956 and merged with Zion Congregational Church in 2006.

Our Mission Statement:

“Community UCC is an inclusive and progressive Christian church doing social justice, environmental faithfulness, interfaith collaboration and spiritual formation to help ourselves and others grow in faith, hope and love.”

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Updates relating to City of Fresno’s ‘Shelter in Place’ advisory

Timestamp: posted at 4:53 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Church and Office will be closed until the Shelter in Place advisory is lifted.

To share prayer concerns and joys, please text Robin Carlson at 559.960.2452.
If you need anything, call or text Pastor Ara at 559.862.3874 or Robin.

We also created a private Facebook group where church members can share prayers, hopes, fears and concerns and share news and announcements. Let Lisa Boyles (Lisa Dorman Boyles on Facebook) know if you would like to be invited to that.

These are unprecedented times of uncertainty and rapid change, not just in our community but globally. But we are still a community of faith, even if we are separated temporarily by these protective measures. Stay connected with each other and we will make our way through this together.

Thank you and Peace be with you,
Pastor Ara

Instructions for Zoom worship, beginning March 26

Timestamp: posted at 9:09 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020

For upcoming worship services, we would like to try a Zoom meeting. Zoom is a videoconferencing interface available for video and audio conferencing, chat, webinars and more.

This should allow more interaction in our service than Facebook Live, which is a one-way broadcast. It will also eliminate the need to end one portion of the broadcast and resume from another house, which is disruptive.

Lisa will continue to provide Facebook Live on Sundays at 10:30 a.m., by capturing her computer screen during the Zoom worship.

Zoom can be used on a computer, via a website, or on smart mobile devices via an app. You can sign up for a free account.

Go to Zoom.us from a computer or laptop or get the app in your phone’s app store and create a free account. Make sure to make a note of how you signed up — which email and password you used, or if you joined via your Facebook account.

We will post the link to join worship through our various communication channels — eNews, social media, on the website and in our private Facebook group for members. Each “meeting” will have its own link to join.

We will test this with our Thursday evening service at 7 p.m. Here is the link to join: https://zoom.us/j/888571714

The link to join Sunday morning worship is: https://zoom.us/j/269913247?pwd=RDRCZWYvaGpqeVVkQ0c5blg2QTUxQT09

If you aren’t sure how this works, contact Lisa or Rod and they can try to help you or do a test.

Worship March 22, 2020: