Join us for worship at 10 AM this Sunday

in person or online (via Zoom).

From the Pastor


It has been a full week (and FUN week!) of VBS here in Granville. I can't believe this is already my third rodeo! I cherish the opportunity to work with the children in our community, as well as co-teach alongside Dave Ball. And, if you haven't heard, Kim Ball was the camp emcee this year. She was GREAT!

This Sunday, we'll continue on with our PRIDE AND JOY theme, and the hunt for 'Rainbow Jesus' is ON! Julie York found him last Sunday - might you be the one to find him this week? You'll only know if you come.

So, COME! I hope to see you as we celebrate Lyn and Mike Robertson, bless our fathers, and join together in community.

-Pastor Alissia


Sunday, June 16

Please join us at the open house honoring Lyn and Mike Robertson at UCG on Sunday, June 16th from 11:30am to 1:30pm. As many of you may know, Lyn and Mike have been life long members, competently serving in multiple roles at UCG. They are moving their permanent residence to Massachusetts to be closer to their two children’s families, including four delightful young grandchildren. Please help us celebrate them with fun, food and fellowship that day.



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while Craig is off on a pilgrimage to the land of his birth

Alissa Away This Week, starting Monday

She will check her messages


Have you been anticipating some new stationary??

Summer card designs are here and a five-pack can be yours for $5. There are five new designs of Southwest scenes to inspire your nature selves or to pass along to others who might appreciate them.

The funds from the last card sale funded our butterfly garden by the annex and we are excited to offer a new set that can hopefully continue to help enhance UCG.

Thanks for your support!


Granville Pride will be held at Lamson Lodge Denison University on June 22nd from 4pm to 7pm. The United Church of Granville is a proud sponsor.

Volunteers are needed for the following:

· Point person to organize UCG presence at event

· People to set up table

· People to sit at table (two or more)

· People to tear down table and return supplies to church.

· We could also use people to conduct an activity during the event.

A signup sheet will be placed on the table at the back of the church.

Supplies will be on a table in the office by Friday prior to the event.

. Please email Linda Mossholder if you have questions

Board Meeting Sunday, June 23 After Church

2024 ONA National Gathering

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2024 National Gathering is NOW OPEN! Please join us September 18-23, 2024 in Cincinnati, OH. You can register now at this link: 2024 ONA National Gathering Registration.


Early Bird Registration:

  • Cost: $300
  • Includes: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and a ticket to our gala with a banquet meal!
  • Payment Plan: We are offering the option to pay in three $100 installments.

We encourage each church to send at least two representatives or ambassadors to the gathering. This event is a unique opportunity for churches to receive guidance on organizing and expanding their ONA missions. Attendees will be among the first to hear about and contribute to the future direction of the coalition.


We are also working to organize churches into geographical networks, and your representatives will play a key role in this initiative. Additionally, this gathering provides a valuable opportunity for representatives to meet others in the field, fostering connections and sharing experiences that will enrich and inspire our collective efforts as we set the tone and goals for the next phase of the Open and Affirming journey.


We look forward to seeing you in Cincinnati!

The Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ

What's Up with our Children & Youth

Nursery care is provided each Sunday in the UCG nursery.

Below is the Children's Church sign up for May through August!

We could use all the help we can get and the kids really love the volunteers!!


UCG Children's Church Sign Up

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up if you are able to help. We truly appreciate everyone who puts their time and attention into our kids and our church community. Thank you so much!

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Youth Plant Sale: Saturday, June 29

The youth will be holding a plant sale on the church lawn to raise funds for summer camp in North Carolina. Sale is to be held the same day as the Great Granville Garage Sale on June 29.  

We need your donations of plants (indoor AND outdoor), potting containers, oversized mugs, seeds and soil - and these can be brought to the church on our work day, Sunday, June 23 after worship. If you need assistance to dig plants or move pots, or you can't drop off supplies on our work day, contact Julie Reiswig or Julie York to arrange for young people to come to your house. (Non-plant supplies can be dropped off at church any time if left by the driveway stairs to the basement.)

This is an excellent opportunity to say goodbye to those tired houseplants and find them a new home! Then choose some new ones at the sale to brighten your home!!


Sunday, 6/23: after worship

Youth meet to work with plants

Members drop off donations

Travel to members' homes to dig up donated plants

Friday, 6/28: 10:00am - 12:00noon

Youth meet to set up tables on the lawn

Finalize potting and pricing plants

Saturday, 6/29: 9:00am - 3:00pm

SALE on UCG lawn


June 30 - July 5

Camp is for youth at our church who are going into 7th grade next fall, up through this spring's high school graduates. This year's chaperones are Andy McCall, Ruth Satterfield and Julie Reiswig, and we anticipate taking 10 of our church's teenagers to Laurel Ridge in North Carolina for a week of fun. There will be about 100 people there from ten congregations around the country. These are churches much like ours, some who have also been ostracized for their stance on LGBTQ issues, many who are also members of the Alliance of Baptists. The community we build there every summer is like no other, with lots of room for youth voices to shape the experience. We'll be having a campfire with s'mores on the mountain top, a community celebration with a dance and games, a Variety Show with youth performances of every shape and size, and days full of play and conversation.

If you want to be part of our send off, come to church on Sunday, June 30 between 7:00 and 7:30 am to paint a handprint on our vehicles, and join in our send-off circle of hopes for the week.

This Sunday at UCG

United Church of Granville 

Sunday Service

(10 AM)

In-person in our sanctuary

and online via Zoom

(Pre-service playlist begins at 9:30AM)

Click here on Sunday to join

Zoom Worship Service

Each week's services are also available for later access on the UCG Facebook page and on our website.

Make your Sunday offering donation securely online by clicking here or with the QR code at the bottom of the page. Your donations are deeply appreciated. 

This Sunday, Pastor Alissia's message will be "A Misfit"

Thank you to this week's Worship Team:

Worship Leader: Devin Koser

Tech: Robert Pritchard

Zoom: Erin Newman

Click here for Sunday's order of worship.

COVID-19 update: As of May 11, 2023, both the WHO and USA ended their declarations of Covid-19 as a public health emergency. We continue to trust in the love and goodwill of this community to care for self and neighbor with health and safety in mind. As such, we continue to defer to each individual’s conscience regarding the use of masks at UCG and will maintain our ‘mask only’ seating in the Sanctuary. Should you have any questions or concerns about our practice, please contact the church office.

What's Going on at UCG!

A note from Columbia Gas:

Main line work has been completed on West Broadway to the intersection of Broadway and Plum, and about 300 feet east of Plum Street on the north side of Broadway Street and Plum Street up to College Street.

Service line work should wrap up around mid to late June for Broadway Street and will not be working on Plum Street during the roundabout project. The plan is to tentatively resume services in Granville in mid to late August.

Ways to Connect with others at UCG


Open basketball has moved to


All are welcome to come join the fun!

Granville Zen Group

Wednesday, UCG Chapel, 7 PM 

(20 minute sit) followed by a discussion.

Daily sitting practice, over Zoom, M-F at 7:15 AM (30 minutes)  

Zoom link: 

Meeting ID: 724 605 3991  

Password: zen

For more information, contact Timothy O'Connor Fraser at

Spirituality Book Group

On summer hiatus.

For more information, contact:  

Peace Camp 2024 - BPFNA Bautistas por la Paz

JULY 15-20, 2024

Mars Hill University100 Athletic StMars Hill, NC 28754 Mars Hill University is located in one of the most beautiful regions of the Eastern United States, the mountains of Western North Carolina. The town of Mars Hill, which derives its name from the university, has a population of about 2,200.

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What's Up in the Annex!

There's a lot going on at


Click on the link below to check out the many wonderful events,

such as Ukulele Club, Poetry Open Mic, The Art of Meditation and more!

Granville Center for the Arts Website

Great Circle Fellowship News and Event

We will be meeting at 6PM the last Sunday of each month at the United Church of Granville, 115 West Broadway, Granville, Ohio 43023. Much thanks to UCG for sharing their space with our fellowship!

The Great Circle Fellowship, The United Church of Granville and The Granville Zen Group are excited to welcome Kevin Griffin to lead a meditation & speak at UCG

Sunday June 30th, 6:00-7:00 PM

refreshments and fellowship to follow

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Homeless Outreach donations can be left in the church office. Suggested items:

·       Ramen noodles, cans of food with pull tops (ravioli, spaghetti, sausages, etc.)

·       Dog food and snacks, Snack cups of fruit and pudding, meat sticks (for humans)

Shop at Kroger to benefit the UCG Youth Group--link your Kroger Card to the Community Rewards Program using Code QD995. You can sign up online at:.

Click here to sign up for our member-driven Google group, UCG Message Board--a place where we share community news and many more opportunities for learning & action!

UCG Staff:

Rev. Alissia J. Thompson, Pastor

Craig Showalter, Interim Administrator

Mathew McFarren, Property & Grounds Coordinator

Jackie Dawson, Accompanist


Church office hours:

9AM to 3PM: Monday - Friday


United Church of Granville

115 West Broadway

Granville, OH 43023

(740) 587-0336


Check out the latest news from these partner organizations:

American Baptist Churches, Rochester-Genesee Region

The United Church of Christ  

The Alliance of Baptists 

The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America 

The American Baptist Churches, USA 

The Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists

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