Who we are Located in the Arenas Valley (four miles east of Silver City) since 1965, Valley Community Church United Church of Christ draws members and worshipers from the wider Silver City area.
Our worship both challenges the mind and the touches the soul. We also offer compassionate pastoral care, stimulating experiences in adult education, and an array of opportunities for spiritual enrichment and service.
Honoring Christ’s message of unconditional love, we welcome into full membership and participation in all aspects of our church life persons of every race, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental ability, economic or marital status and faith background, and we affirm and celebrate all loving and committed relationships.
Our regular worship service is held Sunday at 10:00 a.m. This service blends some traditional aspects, such as a sermon and monthly communion, with fresh and meaningful music.
Our order of worship differs each week at least in content if not in form, and is listed in the worship bulletin handed out by the person who greets you at the door.
Select this link to see a typical worship bulletin.
A fellowship gathering with refreshments follows the service.
What we believe
We at Valley Community UCC see God through many different eyes. We have no formal statement of faith, but we share a commitment to stand with the oppressed and put our faith into action for a just world.
Our mission statement is “Include, Love and Serve.”
We believe that “God is Still Speaking”
For a statement of widely held beliefs in the United Church of Christ, see the national United Church of Christ website.
What we wear to church
Come as you are, with a smile in your heart. A UCC poster from stillspeaking.com said it this way: Jesus wore sandals after Labor Day, so wear what you want.
Where we’ve been
Our church is almost 100 years old, but our thinking is not.
Our church building dates from 1926, where it served as the community church for the Santa Rita mining district. The building was moved to its present location in 1965 and the contemporary stained-glass windows were installed here.
Soon after the move, the congregation became affiliated with the United Church of Christ.