Whether you found us on the web, heard about us from a friend or noticed us because you live in the neighborhood, we are happy to have you here.

A great place to start is our Welcome table inside the Narthex, right by where you enter the Church for worship. There, we can greet you, offer you a temporary name tag and answer any questions you might have.

You can also sign up to receive e-News, a weekly newsletter that we distribute via email. To subscribe, add your email address to the new member interest card.

This web page has information about our church’s history, which dates back to 1956.

If you want to start the process to become a new member, please contact our church office (by phone at 559.435.2690 or email at office@communityucc.com), and our administrative assistant, Marilyn, will connect you with someone who can help you learn more about our church or beginning the process to join.

We officially receive new members four times a year:

  • During Kickoff Sunday, Sept. 10
  • First Sunday in Advent (winter)
  • Easter Sunday (spring)
  • Pentecost Sunday (summer)

New members attend an informational class, usually a month before one of the four Sunday worship services to receive new members.  The information class is organized by the Extravagant Welcome Team, or “elders,” which is currently organized by Donna Wright.

Even between those times, there are many ways you can become involved in the offerings of our church life.

As congregational members, we all have a part in inviting guests and friends to our Church. It is only by continuing to welcome and accept new members that we will keep our 60-plus year tradition leading the way into the future.

We hope we have embraced you in a welcoming way, and that you will find a church home at Community UCC, becoming a vibrant, engaged member of our congregation.