Congregational Care

Community/Fellowship

The Fellowship Board provides opportunities throughout a typical year for the congregation to be in community with one another. Pre-pandemic, those opportunities included “coffee hour” on Sunday mornings in the gathering area between worship services and education classes, the all-church picnic, the chicken bbq, a MudHens game, Dinners Out, the Thanksgiving Gathering, and the Advent Festival. We look forward to resuming more fellowship opportunities when COVID rates decline.

Please contact Jennifer Vasquez, Director of Connection and Engagement, for more information.

Health Ministries

Health Ministries seeks to promote a life of wellness and wholeness through health-related education and counsel offered in the compassionate spirit of Jesus. Our Health Ministries Board oversees our medical supply lending closet, health counseling, education, screenings, and flu shots. Caring Partners is a visitation ministry to those who are unable to participate in the life of the church as fully as they wish due to limited mobility. To get involved, please contact the church office.

COVID-19

Any changes involving Sunday in-person worship due to COVID-19 will be made during the week.
For additional COVID-19 resources, please visit our COVID-19 Resources page.
Please contact the office with any questions: church@sylvaniaucc.org or 419-882-0048.

COVID-19 Protocols specific to Sylvania UCC:

Arrival and Departure Protocols
Safety Checklist
Sylvania UCC Nursery Protocols

Worship

*Praise, for God’s glory, faithfulness, grace, and love.

*Communal, a chance for us to express our wholeness and joy together.

*Participatory for all ages, with song, story, prayer, and sharing.

Worship at Sylvania United Church of Christ is traditional but creative in its liturgy, form, music, and style. We seek to find ways to worship which fit the season, the Scripture, and the day.

The desire to worship is more than a personal need to connect with God. It is more than gathering with people of similar thoughts and values. We worship because we are a body. As eating and breathing are to life, so is worship to The Church.

Taize Services

On the third Thursday of every month, we offer a worship service at 7 p.m. on our YouTube Channel, styled after the Taize community in France. This worship is centered on singing meditation songs and periods of silence for prayer and reflection.

Communion & Baptism

On the first Sunday of every month, we celebrate the Sacrament of Communion during the worship service. When communion is taken in person in the sanctuary, all of the bread is gluten-free. When taken during our livestream services, we invite you to gather your own communion elements at home.

We are an open table. Jesus excluded no one and neither will we. This means that if a parent wishes for their child to receive communion, we will respect that wish. Likewise, if a parent wishes to withhold communion until their child is of a certain age, we will respect those wishes also. Everyone who wants to partake in communion may participate…those with no faith, little faith, or great faith. All are welcome at the table. Baptisms are celebrated as requested. Please contact the church office for more information.