Inspirational Big White Church

Welcome to The Big White Church

The United Church of Christ acknowledges as its sole head, Jesus Christ, Son of God and Savior. It acknowledges as kindred in Christ all who share in this confession.

Sunday Worship Hours:

10:00 am – 11:00 am Worship
11:15 am – 12:00 noon Sunday School
11:00 am – 12:00 noon Social Hour

Our Vision Statement: God has No Limits!

At Berlin Heights First Congregational UCC, we are dedicated to being a viable, visible, nurturing, and active member of our community.   Through our committed staff, pastor, and lay leaders, we shall be a welcoming and faithful witness to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit in this day and in this community.  We will be recognized for our outstanding worship, children’s programs, family life development, and the place where members of this community of all faith backgrounds feel welcome.  This church is open and accessible to all in the community and provides for spiritual growth and Christian fellowship in a welcoming environment.

Our Church:
• We are an affirming people, saying “yes” to God who is revealed in Creation, manifest in Jesus Christ, present through the Holy Spirit and is known in the Bible, understood in the historic creeds of the Church and experienced through one another in community.
• We are a covenanting people and joining with God and one another in a unique relationship of promises which God initiates.
• We are a searching people and seeking to learn God’s will and way for us as disciples in the world today.
• We are a witnessing people and committed to demonstrate the Good News of God’s love throughout all of creation.
• We are a welcoming people and a Church which reaches out to invite and include persons of every age, tongue, race, and religious background.

Prayer Concerns:
Remember in Prayer: Jim/Jean Nickols, Tom/Jackie Holland, Georgianna Brunow, Leroy Hayes, Gladys Knott, Chuck Williams, Martha Wright, Richard Andrews, Jackie Harward, Tim and Mary Tillinghast, Lisa Benke (Randy Weaver’s sister-in-law), Roberta Leimbach, Bill, (cousin of Bill Deehr), Jennifer (Michelle Martinek’s sister), Linda Stamps and Ed Bagola (Frank Gioffre’s cousins), Bruce Wright, Jeff (Emily’s brother), Bev Hohman (neighbor of Ethel Lois), the Beatty girls’ great grandmother, Virginia Ilene Brundgage Wright, Andrea (Ethel Lois’s granddaughter), Doreen (Becky Vaughan’s sister), Russell (Trish’s brother), Marianna (the Burnham girls sister), Casey Dendinger Ellis, Doris (Ethel Lois’ daughter-in-law), Tammy (Serena’s daughter), Don (Serena’s husband), Bev (Rev Casey’s friend), Adgie’s daughter, Marjorie is starting basic training with the National Guard, John leaving for boot camp (Emily’s cousin), Michelle ( Pauline’s niece), Lynn Green (cousin of the Gioffre’s), the family of Jim Statzer, Steve (Ethel Lois’s son), people working on Sunday, kids in school dealing with illness, the family of Nelson (Cise) Hoffman, the family of Eda Plue, those stricken by Ebola, people of the Philippines facing a typhoon, children killed in places of violence in the world, people of Ukraine and the Middle East, the kidnapped Nigerian school girls, those who died in service to our country, those who are lonely, those who are struggling with their faith, those facing tough decisions, those traveling, those suffering the results of severe weather, wildfires, victims of violence, victims of bullies around the world, trouble spots around the world, leaders of the world, First Congregational UCC, the Ohio Conference UCC, our Government Leaders, and those in the military.

Our Joys:

Natalie Link and Rylie Mullen in Erie for Connor Link’s 1st Birthday party, Natalie Beatty likes her new school and is playing tenor sax in the band. Pride in our Boy Scouts, Trish Bragdon’s brother, Russell, is doing as well as expected but still has a long way to go, over 50 helped at Angel’s Closet and Phillips Orchard donated apples, Mark Palinski is starting a new job with Erie Metro Parks, Bev Hupfer is getting out and about, Adgie Hill’s daughter, Marjorie is starting basic training with the National Guard. Dawn Bragdon Schafer is getting married this weekend and sister Holly is coming home for the wedding, Garryn Synder has all As and Bs on his report card.

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Contact Us

First Congregational UCC
5 East Main Street
PO Box 66
Berlin Heights, Ohio 44814
Email Rev. Casey Cain