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.

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 childrenSunday School for Children Pre-School (4 y/0) Through Grade 8

Sunday School is available every Sunday during the school year. Children learn about the Bible stories that go along with weekly Scripture readings heard by the congregation during our 10:00 am worship service.

photo of Pathfinders kids on field tripYouth Groups

Youth groups, organized by grades, are another way for children to come together to have fun, and serve the church and wider community.

photo of High School Fellowship members on canoe/kayak river tripSNAP! Sunday Nights & Pizza for Students in Grades 10-12

Our high school youth group meets on Sundays, 6-7:30pm. Contact Kristin Forselius at for schedule.

photo of young Confirmation membersConfirmation Class

This year’s Confirmation Class is for sixth and seventh graders considering membership in the Church. Classes begin in early 2018 and will culminate with the Rite of Confirmation during the spring of 2019, when confirmands are welcomed as members into our congregation. In our confirmation process, youth examine and strengthen their faith, values and beliefs in a supportive, progressively theological environment where the youth’s perspective, together with church mentoring and teaching, shapes and defines the beginnings of their faith journey.

photo of open BibleBible Study

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

In addition, we offer Bible Study with our Interim Pastor, The Rev. Jill H. Small. Learn more about this second book of the Bible: Exodus. Study its context, language, history, and style. Two study options (drop-ins welcome): first & third Thursdays, starting Jan. 18th, 5:30-6:45pm; first & third Sundays, starting February 18th, 11:45-1:00pm. Church library. All welcome!

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 learn more about the United Church of Christ, and our congregation in particular, and 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: immigration, white privilege and racial justice, LGBTQ issues, environmental issues, and more.

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.

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