Beyond the Service

The church offers many activities in addition to Sunday services, including four established committees that provide regular guidance and support. Some activities are more structured than others, some more service-oriented, and some mostly social. All provide the opportunity to share, learn or sometimes just relax in the company of like-minded, compassionate people. And this church has been active for over 100 years! We encourage you to read more about our history to see what we’ve done over time.

Current activities include:

 

Coffee Hour: Each Sunday following the service the congregation gathers in the dining room for coffee, snacks and conversation.

Coffee and Chat:
Women and men of the church meet every 3rd Thursday of each month at Panera Bread on Route 31 in Clay at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome.

Social Justice:
The church’s Social Justice Committee regularly sponsors and participates in initiatives that contribute to equal rights and healthful living for all people. Recent activities include the Voices for Worker Equality Series, Pure Water for the World, and Adopt-a-Highway. All are welcome to join!

Educational Events:
The church often sponsors or is host to events open to the community to explore important topics together. Notable topics have included climate change, availability of social services, dream interpretation, evidence of an after-life, and meditation. Our 2016 Health & Wellness fair in April most recently brought together many organizations under one roof to share a holistic approach to integrating one’s body, mind and spirit for total wellness.

Social Events:
Members of the congregation and friends often meet just to enjoy each other’s company while doing something relaxing and fun! These events often happen spontaneously and anyone is welcome to suggest something. Social events this past year included an outing to Syracuse Stage, bowling with the Syracuse Peace Council, the annual church picnic, group book reviews and game night.

Dinner, Dinner and More Dinner!
During the church year, there are several opportunities to share good food together. On Christmas Day each year, the church offers a turkey dinner that is free and open to the community. A few times a year, coffee hour after the service becomes a potluck, often sponsored by one of the church committees. Dinners or bake sales are sometimes also held as fund-raisers for the church.