Announcements

Sunday Worship Services

Espoo services meet at 10:30 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

Sunday Services at UCC

We are taking a short break from our 1 Samuel sermon series to spend some time on VISION – a 4 part sermon series on Prayer, Care, Equip and Reach Out. At UCC we typically teach sermon series on books of the Bible, chapter by chapter. 

We livestream both of our Sunday services. You can always watch the latest service online at our digital bulletin (ucclife.fi/bulletin), where you will also find the Order of Worship for that Sunday.

To catch up on any Sundays you might have missed, check out our sermon archive via this link or from the link at the end of every digital bulletin. 

We also have a playlist on Spotify with all the songs that are sung during the current sermon series – click here to listen in

If you would like to learn about volunteering on any of our Sunday service teams, please contact Daniel Ottosone (for morning service volunteering) or Miriam Brown (for evening service volunteering).

Meaningful Membership at UCC

We’re excited to be launching a Meaningful Membership campaign at UCC Espoo! 

If you are an Espoo-attender, please take a minute to fill out THIS FORM to help us get organised in serving you better. 

 

Lent at UCC

Join us in a church-wide season of prayer and fasting for the 6 weeks of Lent! Lent this year will begin on Wednesday February 14th and run until Thursday March 28th. We’ve provided various resources for you for this season, including some reading material, a prayer calendar, and a call to worship through fasting. 

During the six weeks of Lent, we will be hosting a weekly prayer-call online, every Wednesday morning between 08:30-9 AM. We will also meet in person for prayer on Wednesday the 28th of February and Wednesday the 20th of March – these prayer meetings will be at the church office starting at 18:00 (6 PM). 

Let’s look to God with eager expectation for what he might do in and around us this season!

Read about Lent at ucclife.fi/lent

Newcomers’ Meeting

Are you new to UCC? Do you want to find out more about life and community at UCC?

Join us once a month after the morning service for a Newcomers’ Meeting, every second Sunday of the month. 

Membership Class

Are you interested in learning about what it mean to be a covenant member of United Community Church? 

Our next 2-part membership class for Helsinki will take place on February 11th and 25th, at roughly 17:30 or immediately following the UCC Helsinki worship service at Annankatu 7.

Our next 2-part membership class for Espoo will take place on March 10th and 17th, at roughly 12:00 noon or immediately following the UCC Espoo worship service at the Valotalo. Sign up for this class HERE

Contact Shaun with any questions!

Marriage Camp for English-speaking couples

For the first time ever, Parempi Avioliitto is offering one of their weekend marriage camps in English on April 20-21 in Järvenpää!

We’ve hosted one-off seminar days for marriage refreshment through Parempi Avioliitto and commend their ministry to all married or engaged couples. 

For all the info & to sign up, please visit their own webpage: https://parempiavioliitto.fi/tapahtumat/course-for-couples/

UCC Flea Market

UCC Flea Market is an ongoing ministry geared towards fundraising for missions projects that UCC supports! 

Find out more at: ucclife.fi/fleamarket

Become a Disability Buddy

We are putting together a team of volunteers to help parents of disabled children, especially during Sunday services. If you are interested in the ministry, or simply want to learn more, please fill out this form!

Getting connected at UCC

We invite you to prayerfully what getting connected at UCC this season might look like for you. We have a number of volunteer teams at both congregations; various community events; clubs, gatherings or groups; and seasonal special events as well.

Serving or volunteering during a Sunday worship service or with the youth teams is a great way to get to know people, to get connected, and to grow in sacrificially loving, serving and encouraging each other. 

Please fill out this form to let us know what volunteer teams or church groups / events you are interested in, and a staff member will be in touch soon!

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.

Anyone at all can organise a social event – we’d love to have more events! The heart behind our Social team is to organise low-threshold events to which we can invite friends from outside the church, as well as to build our own fellowship and community within UCC. If you would like to host / invite / organise / suggest an event, please contact Miriam or Mark to get info online and into the WhatsApp chat group. 

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 a Friday morning pre-work morning coffee in downtown Helsinki usually weekly (but stay tuned in the whatsapp group for updates!). 

We meet in the Fazer Café in the Kamppi Shopping Center.

Friday morning coffees are usually from 9-10:30 – join anytime!

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