Welcome to the website of The United Church of Christ in Keene, NH, the Church at the Head of the Square and the Heart of the City!
We believe that the love of Jesus Christ was and is a radically-inclusive love, and that it is our job, as His disciples today, to share His love with all God’s children. Therefore, we are an Open and Affirming congregation where no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are most welcome. In fact, I cordially invite you and yours to join us for worship any and every Sunday at 9:00am for Morning Worship in our historic Sanctuary. You’ll be glad you did and so will we!
We also believe that God is still speaking to us today and that we need to learn to listen for God’s voice as it comes to us through the Holy Scriptures, the sacraments, prayer and the gathered community of the church, the Body of Christ. Therefore, we encourage continuous spiritual formation and nurturing for all ages, from infants to elders. Church School is offered each Sunday for children, infant through grade 8, during the 9:00am Morning Worship. The children normally begin in Morning Worship with their parents and remain there through the Children’s Message. They then move to their classrooms on the 3rd floor, where they receive nurturing for their spirits in team-taught classes using a biblically-based, hands-on, active curriculum that our children really enjoy. We have 2 youth fellowship groups for young people, grades 6-12, that offer our youth a balanced mixture of learning, spiritual nurturing, service work, mission trips and just plain fun. And for the spiritual formation of our adults, we offer Bible study, short courses on specific topics, occasional forums on important issues, retreats, spiritual renewal days, video presentations and an ongoing Sunday Morning Study Group at 8:00am each Sunday that explores the weekly lectionary readings.
There’s something for everyone — all ages and family configurations — at The United Church of Christ in Keene. Please give us a try if you’re looking for a new church home.
Thank you for visiting our website. Please spend some time here. It’s full of great information about our wonderful and dynamic United Church of Christ in Keene. I hope you enjoy learning more about us. If you have questions, please feel free to contact our Church Office.
May God bless you and yours, and help you feel and believe the truth — the Good News — that Jesus Christ offers to you and me: that we are God’s beloved sons or daughters, who are valued beyond measure.