For over 100 years, Veradale United Church of Christ has been a progressive Christian presence in the Spokane Valley. All are welcome and invited to join us as we worship God and practice Jesus’ way of compassion and justice in our community and our world. The diversity of folks in our congregation helps to create a vibrant and exciting atmosphere.
OPEN & AFFIRMING
We welcome all. Every age, gender, gender identity and expression, race, national origin, faith background, marital status and family structure, sexual orientation, mental and physical ability, economic and social status, and educational background, share in the life of this church. Read More
2021 YEAR IN REVIEW
Our annual slideshow highlights some of our most memorable events from the past year.
WORSHIP SERVICES AT VUCC
WORSHIP STARTS AT 10:30 AM
Worship is at the heart of our life together. Our service blends tradition with innovation to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ in positive and relevant ways. We offer communion on the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome to join us for a lively and spirit-filled worship experience. (See Order of Worship below)
CHILDREN AND WORSHIP
We have a great comfort with the sounds of children. We even have rocking chairs in the worship space for nursing mothers and bottle feeding parents. Worship is diverse to help all attention spans to feel engaged. There is traditional and contemporary music. We often have a short video on a subject of interest to kids and adults. Sometimes we do readers theater, puppets, or art. Worship includes special message for the children.
Special worship experiences include: Christmas Eve Candlelight on December 24 at 7pm, Ash Wednesday (first Wednesday of Lent) at 7pm, and Maundy Thursday (Thursday before Easter) dinner and Tenebrae at 5:30pm.
COVID SAFETY AT VUCC
Part of the way we express Christ's love is to do what we can to keep our community safe. During the pandemic, we have made several changes to our services and sanctuary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including:
wearing masks in the building
screening for covid symptoms or known exposure
socially-distanced seating in the sanctuary
running air purifiers in the sanctuary and keeping exterior doors open when the weather permits
frequently sanitizing our space and surfaces
livestreaming our services on Facebook and Zoom
socializing outside after worship in lieu of coffee fellowship
ORDER OF WORSHIP
10:30am Worship begins
*Hymn: Here is an example of a contemporary hymn we use
Words of Welcome
*We maintain social distance while greeting each other with waves, air-hugs, bows, etc.
A member of the congregation offers prayers on behalf of our church and community. Feel free to leave prayer requests in the Zoom chat or Facebook comments.
The Lord’s Prayer: please use the translation which is meaningful to you. There are three choices of translations on page 9 of the New Century Hymnal.
A Time of Offering
This is a time to Share of our time, talent, or treasure as we are able.
This prayer is projected on the screen for us to say together. It might be something like:
Loving God, fill us and our gifts with your Spirit. May our lives be an expression of gratitude. Amen
Message to Young Hearts
Sometimes this is a story from the young and sometimes it is a story to the young. It is as important to most adults as it is to the kids.
Words about the Scripture
Closing Hymn, which might be something like:
*Benediction and Song
*Indicates the invitation to rise as you are able.