No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, there is a home for you at Groveland Congregational Church.
What To Expect When You Visit
Who are you?
Welcome! Join us for worship— you will find a warm welcome and a spiritually enriching experience. We are families and singles, kids and elders, residents of Groveland, Haverhill, West Newbury and other nearby towns. Some of us have grown up in the church, and some of us are newcomers to the whole church experience. We welcome everyone!
What can I expect?
We meet Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM in the sanctuary. The service is usually about an hour long and is filled with music and joyful celebration. We begin worship together, and then the children depart for their church school classrooms before the sermon. The first Sunday of the month is a little longer when we celebrate Communion, which EVERYONE is welcome to receive. The children do not leave for Sunday School that day. On the third Sunday of the month the formal part of our service is a bit shorter and we break into smaller groups to learn together.
What about kids?
Every Sunday except for the first one of the month, kids age preschool-high school have engaging classes during worship taught by loving volunteers. We gather together to begin worship, and then your children will be invited to go with the Sunday School teachers immediately following the Children's Sermon. On the first Sunday of the month, everyone remains in worship together and participates in the Celebration of Communion. Our nursery is not currently staffed for babies but if we know this is a need you have we can make the necessary arrangements.
Minister of Faith Formation
Caroline serves as the Minister of Faith Formation which includes Christian Education programs for youth as well as adults.
Minister of Hospitality
As Minister of Hospitality, Ron ensures that all who are touched by Groveland Congregational Church feel safe and welcomed. He helps the church live out the words, that “No matter who you are and where you are on life journey, you are welcome here”.
Minister of Stewardship
As the Minister of Stewardship, David cares for and nurtures the gifts God has bestowed on the members of Groveland Congregational Church. He is the steward of the time, talents and treasures of the individuals and of the community of GCC.
Minister of Worship
Linda nurtures and supports the worship life of Groveland Congregational Church, seeking worship that is multi generational, multi sensory and transformative, recognizing that worship extends beyond Sunday Mornings.
Minister of Outreach
As the Minister of Outreach, Ellen strives to weave Groveland Congregational Church into the fabric of our community.