Sunday Worship Services
Espoo services meet at 10:15 at our Matinkylä location – welcome! Please use the main doors in the courtyard to enter on Sunday morning, you’ll find our worship gathering on the second floor.
Helsinki services gather at 16:00 in downtown Helsinki – welcome! The main sanctuary is on the 3rd floor, coffee fellowship is held on the 2nd floor.
Find us on the map at this page!
In case of any last minute changes, we will let you know via our UCC Ministry Updates WhatsApp group chat – if you would like to be added to this chat group, please contact a pastor or staff member!
UCC Church Announcements
Daylight Savings – Sunday 26th
Clocks spring forward next weekend at 3 AM.
If you don’t use an internet-enabled alarm clock,
make sure to adjust your clocks the night before to not be late for worship on the 26th.
Class: Basics of Christianity
For four Sunday afternoons from February 12th to March 19th we’ll be teaching a class called Basics of Christianity. The class will take place at UCC Helsinki (Annankatu 7) on the second floor, from 14:45-15:45. No signups necessary, all are welcome. You can also join partway through the course at anytime!
UCC Stewardship Campaign
Thinking back on the past year and a bit, we see and praise God that we’ve had an amazing year in many ways here at UCC. We want to humbly thank YOU for your faithful and consistent presence and support.
Due to the church’s growth and inflated prices however, a stewardship campaign is planned for United Community Church in the spring of 2023. Part of this has been to form a Stewardship Committee which commits, among other things, to help us all steward the resources God has given us well and with integrity.
It’s also a good season (Lent) to be reassessing our personal giving, and on that note we’d like to encourage you to prayerfully consider if you might want to contribute to this campaign. If you do, please also tell us how you will be giving! This step, which can also be done 100% anonymously, is especially important so that our Stewardship Committee can budget and plan well for us.
The season of Lent will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 22nd, and continues until Holy Week, the days leading up to Easter.
Click here to read more about Lent at UCC, to find our reading resources, and details on prayer calls for the 40 days of Lent!
You can read more about Easter here – welcome to join us for our Easter Outreach Week!
On Good Friday and Holy Saturday mornings, we’ll have a morning devotion and a training session, followed by going out in teams to the streets of Espoo and Helsinki to share the good news of hope and life. These trainings and teams will be lead by world-class evangelists who will be joining us for the Easter Outreach Week.
On Friday evening, we’ll have a Good Friday worship service.
On Sunday morning, our congregations will combine in joyous celebration of the Resurrected Christ in Matinkylä, in the school gym. Following the worship service, there will be a family friendly carnival as well as our usual fellowship time.
Bring a friend!
Marriage Seminar Day: April 29th
Note the date has changed!
We are delighted to be partnering with Parempi Avioliitto to provide a marriage seminar day. On April 22nd from 10-16:00, for all married or engaged couples, you are welcome to this intensive seminar day during which there will be group and breakout sessions.
The seminar will take place in English, and will cost 40 euros per couple. We will reserve about 15 spots for Espoo couples and 10 spots for Helsinki couples. Sign up here.
We still have some spots left! Sign up soon!
Pastor Gabe is helping to coordinate childcare, which will take place at the UCC Office – contact him directly if you have any questions about childcare cost, timing, etc.
Serve at Church?
Serving or volunteering at church is one of the best ways to get to know people, to get connected, and to encourage each other. If you would like to help out with any of our teams, or if you’d like to learn more, please speak to a team leader or any staff member and we will get you plugged in. You can also sign up via this form.
Please take some time to pray about what your church life might look like in this season!
UCC Youth Announcements
Upcoming UCC Social Events
We have a WhatsApp group chat where we post all our Social events. Events are also posted on the church website calendar.
To join the WhatsApp group, you can fill out this form online, or you can contact Miriam (0407259049) or Mark (+1 717 742 8018) via WhatsApp and ask to be added to the group!
Welcome to Aurelie and Petri’s home for an Eat Pray Love moment on Saturday 25th of March at 11 am. The idea is to have a light lunch/brunch, spend some time in prayer to bless the Lord and bless each other. Bring somethings to eat that can be shared. The address is Aapontie 14, Nummela, and Aurelie’s phone number is 0442454104 – let her know if you can make it.