What to Expect
What makes PDCC different from other churches?
We are broad-minded, innovative, contemporary, friendly, caring, education oriented, community minded, justice seeking, peace making, musical, inclusive, and welcoming. We honor other paths to God, don’t pretend to have all the answers, and care more about relationships than rules. We seek to live the protestant and congregational belief that everyone has a role in the ministry of the congregation, and clergy are called to equip people for the work of ministry.
We currently are having a single worship service each Sunday at 10 am.
If I attend a worship service, will I be singled out or asked to sign up for something?
We welcome visitors, but you choose whether you want to be recognized or not. We encourage participation, whenever you are ready. We take a few moments to greet our members and guests at the service.
Where can my kids go while I attend the worship service?
At this time – toddler care is unavailable, but children are welcome to join you during worship!
Can anyone receive Communion at PDCC?
Yes! We celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of each month at each of the two services. At PDCC the Communion table is open – open to anyone who wishes to participate regardless of membership, age, sexual orientation, etc. In the spirit of community, it is a time to come together to celebrate our oneness. If you prefer not to participate, that is fine – your participation is whatever you want it to be.
What is Fellowship Hour?
All are welcome after our services to have light refreshments. Don’t be surprised if someone invites you, but you are free to decline the invitation – it’s your choice.
How do I learn more about your church without pressure to join?
To learn more about our church you can always reach out to any of our church members who will guide you to what you are looking for. If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter to see more about our weekly happenings, you can do that under our News tab, then click to Subscribe to E-Light Newsletter. If you decide you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, you can easily unsubscribe at the bottom of the email and you will no longer receive it.
Does everyone in your church believe the same way?
Our experience is Christian and we are part of the United Church of Christ, but each congregation is different and each person is at a different place on their faith journey. We don’t require our members to think the same and recognize that our differences can be a gift; and as stated in our covenant, we believe each person is unique and unrepeatable. We are also not afraid to ask questions and readily admit we don’t have all the answers. Life is a journey and God is still speaking!
What should I wear to service?
You should come and be comfortable! Some wear jeans, others wear a dress or a tie. Most dress casually in a way that respects the service.