One of God’s great gifts to us is the gift of curiosity. Are you curious about the Bible, what it means to be a part of the United Church of Christ, the relevancy of faith for contemporary issues like immigration, parenting, how to
build bridges between different faith communities, something else? Community Church is a place where you can follow your curiosity, engage your brain, learn and grow. Click here to download our December 2014 Education Survey to give us your ideas as we create a strategic plan for strengthening our programs.

photo of Kinderkirk classroomNursery for Infants and Children Through Age Three

Our Nursery Room is staffed by experienced adult church members as well as paid child caregivers.

photo of Pastor Mary teaching childrenChurch School for Children Pre-School (4 y/0) Through Grade 8

Church School is available every Sunday. The curriculum is based on the “Godly Play” method.

photo of Pathfinders kids on field tripPathfinders for Students in Grades 6-8

In addition to fun and fellowship, members explore spiritual issues and perform community service work. The Pathfinders meet the first Sunday of each month during Church School time, with an additional activity planned once per month.

photo of High School Fellowship members on canoe/kayak river tripHigh School Fellowship Group for Students in Grades 9-12

The High School group provides fellowship and service activities.
The High School group meets once a month.

photo of young Confirmation membersConfirmation Class

Confirmation Class is for seventh and eighth graders considering membership in the Church, and happen every other year. Classes begin in September and continue monthly through April, culminating in a Rite of Confirmation during a Sunday worship service.

photo of open BibleBible Study

Bible Study is held Sunday mornings before worship, from 9:00-9:45 a.m. in the church library. The discussions follow the same lectionary used in worship and can be found in the Chronicle our monthly newsletter.

photo of stack of booksAdult Education & Book Groups

We offer regular Bible Study classes a women’s Bible Study group, book discussion groups and other special programs.

Bible Study: Sunday mornings at 9:00 am
Women’s Bible Study: One morning a month
Other groups and programs: varies

photo of new members around table with Pastor MaryNew Member Classes

We hold a “New Members’” class and luncheon each spring. If you would like to explore what it means to become a member of this congregation, please call the church office or seek out the pastor for more information. We invite you to find a church home here at Community Church of Durham.

photo of participants at a well attended programSpecial Speakers and Programs

We host and co-host special speakers and programs throughout the year on a wide range of topics. Some of the topics in the past couple of years have included: gun control, your carbon footprint, immigration, peace keeping, and the Seacoast Permaculture.

photo of Church LibraryThe Church Library

The library is open to browsers and borrowers. Many books of interest on religious and secular topics are available for children, adults and families. We also have a collection of books on tape.

Photo of kids and teachers at Vacation Bible SchoolVacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is held from 9:00 a.m. to noon for five days every summer, where our children are joined by other community children to learn about God in a fun and engaging atmosphere.


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