Growth Classes

UCC is committed to the growth and maturity of its attenders and members.

We offer various opportunities and teaching environments for learning and growth – everything from a Newcomers Meeting (designed to give you an overview of what our church believes) all the way to a church-level Diploma in Christian Studies (with which you can apply for a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies at our affiliate school Agricola Theological Institute). In any given season, we usually offer at least one longer course and one shorter class.

In the Autumn season of 2022, we are offering the following classes:
  • a Baptism Class – 4th and 11th of September (On Sunday the 18th our Helsinki service will be a baptism service – come and celebrate with us!)
  • a New to Christianity Class – 18th and 25th of September
  • a Membership Class – 2nd and 9th of October, more details coming soon

Classes are generally taught by pastor Shaun or by an Elder of the church, and are usually held at UCC Helsinki after the evening worship service.

See our calendar or speak to Shaun for more details!

Newcomers Meeting

You are very warmly welcome to finding out more about UCC – who we are, what we believe, and why we do things the way we do!

Our next Newcomers Meeting will be on August 28th, following the worship services at both our locations. No signups necessary – welcome all!

We expect to be able to offer the next class later during the Autumn season.

Membership Classes

Welcome, and thank you for joining us to explore membership at United Community Church. 
What to expect:

We teach our membership course in two classes. These classes are usually taught by pastor Shaun or an Elder of the church. We provide notes for the classes, and are happy to answer any questions you may have along the way.

After taking the last class, we invite you to consider whether you want to become a member of UCC. Within the next few weeks, please fill out and submit this membership covenant form to tell us either yes, you want to become a member or no, you do not want to become a member. An Elder will be in touch with you shortly afterwards.

The next possible steps are to sign the membership covenant, have an interview with an Elder, and if membership proceeds, to be officially blessed into our church during a Sunday worship service.

Our next Membership Class will be taught in October 2022. Stay tuned for more details!

Physical attendance:
  • Most classes take place at Annankatu 7, 3rd floor, from roughly 17:45-19:15, immediately after the Helsinki service finishes. You are welcome to some refreshments on the 2nd floor on your way up! Some classes will meet at the UCC Offices – please follow our announcements for the latest details.

Online attendance:
  • Online attendance is not generally offered not is it recommended. However, if you are suddenly unable to attend in person, please contact us and we will try our best to accommodate you.