Community Church of Cedar Grove exists...
To honor and glorify God by obeying Jesus’ command to make disciples of all people groups. We accomplish this through our Mission and Core Values. Please feel free to contact us if you need prayer or have questions.
Community Church Staff
Open and Affirming
At Community Church of Cedar Grove, we welcome and affirm you as God made you. No matter your race or ethnicity, citizenship status, level of physical or intellectual ability, economic status, level of education, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, marital status, religious or political beliefs, or faith history, you are welcome here.
Wherever you are in life’s journey, you are welcome at Community Church of Cedar Grove, a Welcoming and Affirming community.
Our Doors are Open To Everyone
We welcome you to Community Church of Cedar Grove. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. You will here us say that over and over again because it is what we believe and what we want people in the community to know about us. We recognize that too many people have been hurt and rejected by the Church. We seek to help heal those wounds by being a place where everyone is welcomed and affirmed as God made them.
Community Church is located in Cedar Grove, NJ and has been a staple in our community since 1957. We welcome all persons, without exception, to participate in worship and fellowship. We are a vibrant community of faith that seeks to follow Jesus’ example of welcome and hospitality. We are a congregation of people from all walks of life and faith traditions. Community Church is home. It is a place where everyone can connect with God during worship, fellowship, or serving the community. We invite you to come in, ask questions, be yourself.
Mission & Vision
We the members of the Community Church of Cedar Grove profess Jesus Christ as our Lord and invite all to join us in the fellowship of believers.
We seek with God’s help to:
Covenant one with another to seek and respond to the Word and the will of God;
Depend on the Holy Spirit to lead and empower us;
Walk together in the ways of the Lord, made known and to be made known to us through a loving, friendly and supportive church family that nurtures, trusts, and cares for one another in times of celebration and need;
Be faithful and active in our responsibility as church members by contributing according to our individual strengths;
Attend services regularly giving support to the staff and members of our church family;
Respect our children and youth and to encourage them to participate in the life of our church through worship service, church school, and youth activities while nurturing their spiritual development;
Witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ in our congregation, our community, and all the world, while worshipping God, striving for truth, justice, and peace for all;
Look forward with faith toward the triumph of righteousness and eternal life as we strive to fulfill this mission.
United in Spirit and inspired by God’s grace, we welcome all, love all, and seek justice for all. Community Church is an energetic, passionate, Christian community that spans the generations, with people of all ages committing their time and energy to the church and its mission. As a Welcoming and Affirming congregation, we follow this simple principle:
How We Do Ministry
- Loving Relationships: Acceptance, caring for others, forgiving
- Contemporary Worship: vibrant, heartfelt, reflective
- Small Groups for spiritual growth and relationship building
- Strengthening Families along with strong youth, children’s, and young adult ministries
- Empowering Leadership
Who We Are
We believe in God, the Eternal Spirit, who is made known to us in Jesus our brother, and to whose deeds we testify:
God calls the world into being, creates humankind in the divine image, and sets before us the ways of life and death.
God seeks in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.
God judges all humanity and nations by that will of righteousness declared through prophets and apostles.
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Lord, God has come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the world to the Creator.
God bestows upon us the Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the Church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.
God calls us into his Church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be servants in the service of the whole human family, to proclaim the gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil, to share in Christ’s baptism and eat at his table, to join him in his passion and victory.
God promises to all who trust in the gospel forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, and the presence of the Holy Spirit in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in that kingdom which has no end.
Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto God. Amen
People from all walks of life are here at Community Church. Some of us grew up in the church and others were raised in different faith traditions, while others of us didn’t grow up with any faith tradition. But at Community Church, we find a place where everyone has a place at the table. We are committed to following the example that Jesus set for us: to love and serve others.
The United Church of Christ is a bottom-up organization, which is exactly the opposite of most mainline denominations. The direction, governance, and finances happen at the local church level and are moved upward to determine the UCC’s direction and passion. That is one reason why you will find UCC churches from many different backgrounds, Lutheran, Baptist, Evangelical & Reformed, Congregational, Korean, Pacific Islander, and Community churches. Congregations like the philosophy of the United Church of Christ, while also maintaining their founding identity. If social justice and serving others is your passion, then you have come to the right place!