What to expect when you visit us at 2cc
The best way to experience the way 2cc strives to build community is to come and visit us, either on Sunday morning or at another time. Look for these members of our leadership team.
What time are our services?
We have 3 service times each week. On Saturday afternoon we have a casual Evensong Service at 5:00 in our chapel. Click here to learn more about this special service & what it offers.
On Sunday morning our 8:30 service is less formal and offers communion as well as an open discussion after the sermon.
Our traditional weekly service starts at 10:30 a.m. and lasts for an hour. There is time for informal food and fellowship immediately after this service & we encourage all members to enjoy this special time each week and seek out new attendees in order to help make them feel welcome.
In the summer (following our Tent Weekend celebration through Labor Day) we have one regular Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m. in our air-conditioned chapel.
Where is the church located, and how do I get there?
We are located at the highest shore point between New York and Boston, 139 E. Putnam Ave. in Greenwich, CT. We are “the church with the big steeple.” We have ample parking and you can enter the church building in the back via Fletcher Hall. We have signage guiding you to this space.
What should I wear?
We want you to be comfortable. At our church, you’ll find some people dressed in more casual clothes and others in their traditional “Sunday best.” Nobody’s keeping track of what you wear–we’re just happy to see you.
Are children welcome?
Yes! From infants through high school students, all young people are welcome. There is child care provided on Sunday during our 10:30 worship, but your children are welcome to stay with you if you prefer. For children who are ready, we offer Sunday School during the service (learn more here).
If you have very young children, you may be worried about their behavior–what if a baby cries? What if a toddler is squirmy? Don’t worry. If bringing your children to church means packing a coloring book for a toddler or walking around as you rock a baby, you will get support from our community. We are glad to have families with us.
Will I be asked to participate in the offering?
The offering is a time for anyone who feels called to support the church and its ministries to give. If you are a guest or visitor, there is no expectation that you should contribute— we are just glad you decided to join us!
What kind of music will there be?
Music is an integral part of worship. Our versatile Music Director, Alexander Constantine, plays both the organ and the piano. We sing a variety of traditional and contemporary hymns. Our Youth Choir, led by our Youth Music Educator, often contributes an anthem or offertory music as well.
Who can take Communion?
We offer Communion on the first Sunday of each month during our 10:30 service, and all are welcome to participate. You do not have to be baptized, or to declare a specific set of beliefs to share in the joyful feast of God.
We’re an interfaith family. Is that okay?
Yes. We embrace interfaith families. Our denomination, the United Church of Christ, has a deep committment to religious freedom. Our congregation includes interfaith families, and visitors tell us that they feel welcome at our services. When mom is Protestant and dad is Catholic, or one partner is Christian and one is Jewish, or one is a simply a “seeker” and the other really isn’t, it can be hard to feel “at home” in any worship space. We hope you will feel at home in ours.
What if I’m not sure what I believe?
No problem. Everyone’s faith journey is different. Some members of our congregation are lifelong Christians for whom the United Church of Christ has always been a home. Others grew up in a variety of denominations, but felt pulled toward Second Church as adults. Still others are coming from a secular background, exploring spiritual feelings that are just emerging. Most likely, you’ll find someone at our church who is in a similar place as you.
Will I be asked to introduce myself?
We’re a friendly bunch and likely to come over and say hello, but no one will ask you to stand up and introduce yourself. For some people, church is very social, and for others, it is more of a meditative and quiet time. We encourage you to do what feels right to you.
What is the Order of Worship?
Our service will feel familiar to anyone from the Reformed Protestant tradition. Click here for a sample of our 10:30 Sunday Worship Service.
If you have any additional questions, please get in touch with us!
Find out more about us by clicking the links below:
2CC Youth Music Program
Calendar of Events
2CC Leadership Team