Worshiping together is important part of The United Church of Granville experience. Gathering to worship, we open ourselves to God’s leading, drawing strength from one another, and reflecting on how we might work out God’s compassion in the world.
We worship in an historic sanctuary, dedicated in 1883, that also served as the chapel of Denison University, housing worship, Commencement ceremonies, and other special events, until the completion of Swasey Chapel on campus in 1924.
There’s a good amount of informality in our worship. Congregants share joys and concerns freely with one another during worship, services often include non-traditional elements,
and our congregation is happy with children being both seen and heard. We usually have a Children’s Conversation, a special time for children during the service. Some of us come to church in “dress clothes”; others come in blue jeans. We don’t care because God doesn’t care.
Communion (The Lord’s Supper) is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of every month and all are welcome to participate as they feel led.
After each service, we gather in the chapel for coffee and conversation.