Welcome to the United Church of Craftsbury
We really mean it. You ARE welcome!
Wherever you are on life's spiritual journey, we would be honored to have you join us, be with us, and worship with us. So would God!
We are an Open and Affirming Congregation. Please see our O & A Statement on the right side of this page.
Sunday Worship 10:00 AM. But Sunday worship isn't all we're about; check the Calendar page to see what else we're up to!
The United Church of Craftsbury is a member church of the United Church of Christ (UCC), and is part of the Northeast Association of the Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ.
We invite you to look around and get a feel for our church. Feel free to share any comments or questions that might be on your mind through our online Contact Us page. If you're not currently a member of our church - we'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to one of our weekly services. And of course, feel free to reach out and call our Pastor.
Many blessings - in all your days,
Alan Parker, Pastor (on behalf of all the ministers of this congregation)
What We Believe
We believe that God loves everyone just as they are.
We believe that Jesus taught that ordinary lives are extraordinary.
We believe that God calls us "to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our Lord."
We believe that Jesus' life, death, resurrection, and teachings are capable of transforming our lives today.
We believe that 'salvation' comes in our lives "... on Earth as it is in Heaven."
We believe in the deep power of prayer.
We take the Bible seriously as the story of people's growing and ever-renewing understanding of God's call to us.
We believe that Christian love creates hopefulness in an aching world.
We believe that God is still speaking; we're simply trying to learn how to listen.
What To Find Here
Young people, old people, and in-between, all of them young in spirit. People who have been to church all their lives, people who grew up in other faith traditions or denominations, and people are new to the Christian traditions.
Lively, reverent worship. Opportunities for open-minded Bible study, prayer groups, and learning about the great traditions of Christian spiritual practice.
All kinds of chances for fun and wholesome fellowship with people like you and different from you. A simple, sacred, and lovely sanctuary.
"Radical hospitality." No matter who you are, you are welcome, without reservation or condition.
Hopefulness... honest, realistic, informed hopefulness.
Why Worship Here
Many people feel that church is either scary or irrelevant.
"I'm not good enough to go to church."
"I don't have the right clothes."
"I don't know the rules for this club."
"I have real doubts and questions about God."
I don't know what I believe; I just know I don't believe what I hear you're supposed to believe to be a Christian."
"I'm too busy; Sunday is my only time to be at home and relax."
"I'm afraid my kids would make too much noise."
When you worship with us, you'll find a blessed answer to every one of these worries.