Welcome, 

Welcome back, 

and Welcome Home to

Ballard Vale United church

We are a Reconciling, Open & Affirming Congregation
(that means really welcoming and LGBTQIA+ affirming)
of the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ.
No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

Please join us for worship every Sunday morning at 10:30AM. 

Our worship is available live in our sanctuary and on our Facebook Page
Please see our COVID-19 page for more details.



Last Week's Worship Service

The main part of the service begins after announcement slides scroll for several minutes

Every donation enables us to support our church's bold voice
for LGBTQ-affirming, justice-seeking Christianity, 
and many local, national and international community efforts and charities as well. 
Please prayerfully consider a donation to aid in our endeavors.


Psalm 23 Project

Earlier this year members and friends of our church community recorded videos reading Psalm 23. Here we bring back this video for sharing again!


God Bless Us Every One!

For Advent & Christmas this year, we are embarking on a worship series called "God Bless Us Every One." This series uses material compiled by Worship Design Studio, the same place that put together last year's beautiful Advent series, "I Believe, Even When," that so many of us found moving and powerful. This series is based on a book called The Redemption of Scrooge written by United Methodist pastor Matt Rawle. Together, we will take a look at how living in God’s economy of grace and justice is the antithesis of the life-threatening addiction to money, success, exclusion, and looking out for ourselves. 


Christmas Eve Worship with Carols & Candlelight

We celebrate the majesty and wonder of Christmas with readings, carols, candles, and communion. Our service continues our worship series "God Bless Us Every One!" with insights from the classic Dickens story "A Christmas Carol." Our worship service and communion table are open and affirming of people of all ages, disabilities, economic statuses, gender identities, races, sexual orientations, and social standings. 

50% of our Christmas Eve offering will be shared with the International Institute of New England to help with refugee resettlement in our area. You can donate to that cause anytime on our donations page (click here)

Worship will take place in-person in our sanctuary and online using Facebook Live on our Facebook page. Those attending worship in our sanctuary should please wear a mask and be prepared to share your name and contact information for covid contact tracing purposes.


Calendar 

Please see below for church & church-related events or click this link to open in your browser.