Casas Adobes Congregational Church, UCC

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Casas Adobes Congregational Church, UCC

Welcome to the web site of Casas Adobes Congregational Church, an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. We are so happy that you have made your way to our site.

We hope that as you explore our messages and programs, you will want to come and experience us live and in person! Casas Adobes UCC is a vibrant community of faith that loves music, good conversation, creative programming for children and youth, and a faith that sustains and challenges us to look beyond ourselves to help build God's vision here on earth. It is our hope that we can be a place for you as you grow in your spiritual journey. We hope that you come to learn from us as we look forward to learning from you.church1This is a loving community that has something of the traditional - in look and feel and style - yet we want you to know that it is very much a part of the emerging world in its outlook. We keep asking the question, Who can we serve and how can we do it with a positive outcome?

We are an intentionally open and affirming congregation. We believe in being inclusive and support a diverse community (regardless of age, educational or economic background, physical or mental ability, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation, political affiliation, ethnicity or race).

In our worship and in our philosophy we do honor the words of Congregationalist minister John Robinson, "There is yet more light and truth to break forth from the word of God." In that regard we take the bible seriously, not literally and our theology is on the progressive end of the spectrum. Please come and say hello to us during one of our worship times, we hope you will join us our on journey as we all strive to live God's love more fully in our lives.

Vision Statement:
Creating vibrant community for all where God is real.

Mission Statement:
Listening for the voice of our still-speaking God, we actively seek to make Jesus' message come alive in caring ways. We welcome, love and challenge all, using the gifts God has given each of us to equip one another to take Jesus' ministry into our community and world - Learning , growing and serving together, "that they may all be one." John 17:21.

2013-2014 Officers


Jean-Marie Huisjen '(above) was elected to a second year as Church Council President at the annual congregational meeting March 17th. Chuck Meier was elected to his first term as Vice President. The Council year runs from April 1,2013 through March 31, 2014.

 Also elected to the Council were:

Members-at-Large, Linda Nielsen and David Huisjen
Co-chairs for Ministry of Worship, Susan Schroeder and Chuck Harbert
Chair for Ministry of Physical Resources, Patty Warren
Co-chairs for Ministry of Mission & Outreach: Judy Keagy and Wes Ward
Co-chair for Ministry of Christian Fellowship & Care: Lance Scholdt

Church bylaws specify that officers and council members serve staggered terms. Continuing on the Council for a second year are:
Church Treasurer Jack Dean
Co-chair for Ministry of Christian Fellowship & Care, Suellen Dean
Co-chairs for Ministry of Christian Formation, Steve Carter and Elodie Winger
Chair for Ministry of Stewardship, Rita Bourgeois

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