Sunday Worship: 10:30 am
is held during the Worship Service on the first Sunday of every month. All are invited to the communion table. There is no Sunday School on Communion Sundays. Activity sheets will be provided for the children.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN
meets during worship, September through May. Children attend the opening of the worship service before being dismissed to their classrooms after ‘Children’s Time’ during the service. In the classrooms, that topic is enhanced with a variety of activities. There is no Sunday School on the first Sunday of every month when we celebrate Communion so families can worship together. The combined Sunday School presents a Christmas pageant during worship in December and the Passion drama on Palm Sunday.
for infants through kindergarten age is available during the Worship Service.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION FOR ADULTS
is available most Sunday mornings at 9:15 AM during the school year. Check with the office (314.631.8930 or email@example.com) to verify current availability. Both a Bible study class and a book discussion group meet at this time.
The congregation elects members to a 7-person Church Council on a rotating basis. The congregation meets at least twice a year, at its annual meeting in January and a budget meeting in November. In conjunction with the pastor and the ministry teams, the Church Council is responsible for the spiritual well being of the church; it sets policy, oversees the financial dealings of the church, prepares the annual church budget and calls special meetings as needed.
practices every week in the fall and every two weeks in the winter and spring. They sing twice a month during Sunday worship and also present a Christmas Cantata.
meets during worship on the 3rd Sunday of the month (September through May). Our Youth Group is composed of middle-school and high-school-aged young people. The group plans special projects and social activities for its members and for the congregation. Additionally, they raise money for and are engaged in mission projects and trips.
WOMEN’S SPIRITUAL GROWTH GROUP
meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 PM in the Library. Meetings are held September through May.
YOUNG ADULTS FOREVER
plans activities each quarter. Past activities include Mystery Show & Dinner, Grizzlies’ Baseball, Progressive Dinners and Concerts. Adults of all ages are welcome.
meets Tuesdays, 7 PM from September through April at Eden and at other participating churches. The schedule is printed at the beginning of the season in September. See the Eden Greeting newsletter for schedule.
About Eden UCC
We are a congregation of the United Church of Christ, a denomination of mainstream reformed Protestantism.
We are a faith community with a warm heart, an open mind, and an engaging spirit. We are your neighbors and we’d love to get to know you better!
We are a church that is welcoming of all people, enjoying the spontaneity of children and the wisdom of life experience. Ages here range from newborn to nonagenarians. Eden United Church of Christ’s family is committed to serve, learn, nurture, and grow with God in faith and ministry in the community.
The Worship and Music Ministry Team
The Christian Education Team
The Evangelism Team
The Building and Grounds Team
My Sunday Offering
A portion of proceeds from our rental properties is designated to our Outreach Fund. This fall and early winter, Council approved Mission and Outreach’s request to use of this fund to assemble and distribute Care Bags and Emergency Food boxes. The Sunday School (and Christian Ed team) assisted Mission and Outreach in assembling 50 one-gallon Read more about Outreach Fund Supports Care Bags and Food Boxes[…]
In November, Eden collected items for ECH’s (Every Child’s Hope) Christmas shop. We delivered over 200 gifts (toys, clothes, games, etc.) on November 30th! Thanks, Eden! During December, members stocked the Giving Tree at the entry to the Upper Room. In early January, over 70 pairs of hats, mittens and socks were delivered to JNM’s Read more about Christmas Donations Benefit ECH and JNM[…]
Check out Eden’s monthly newsletter below for the latest new, events and volunteer schedules! 2018_02_ Greeting
On December 16, five Eden members joined a number of other churches at Habitat’s work site in South County. The crews completed installation of siding on the home’s soffit as well as doing a complete cleanup of the work site where interior work will continue in February. During our annual special offering to support Habitat Read more about Habitat for Humanity Work Day & Special Offering[…]
Eden members and friends brought 245 lbs of fresh fruit and vegetables to worship on November 19 to benefit the Affton Christian Food Pantry for Thanksgiving.
Christian Ed plate was full once again in 2017. The Sunday School program continued several traditions and began a few new ones: presented the Passion Drama on Palm Sunday hosted an Easter Egg hunt in the park on Easter morning collected donations for Heifer International totaling $769!! in May kicked off the new school year with Read more about Christian Ed: A Busy 2017[…]
For the second year, Eden UCC hosted a book fair at the Affton Christian Food Pantry to kick off the children’s summer. All school age children of the Pantry received 2 brand new books; younger children could select some used books as well. Thanks to all who staffed the Pantry during the two-week book fair Read more about Books, Books, Books[…]
Congratulations Eden UCC Confirmands! Eden’s 2017 Confirmation Class began their study in September of 2016. Through class-time study and discussion, participation as Liturgist and Children’s Time and the creation of their class faith statement (printed below), they were welcomed into full membership on June 4, 2017. Statement of Faith – Confirmation Class Read more about Eden Welcomes 5 Confirmands on Pentcost![…]