Join us for worship at 10 AM this Sunday

in person or online (via Zoom).

From the Pastor

Dear friends,

It was so overwhelming - and good - to be with you last Sunday. What a gift it was to hear the powerful words of our sister, Minister Blyth Barnow. Thank you for holding me through the tears, exhaustion, and fear. It was good to be home.

I look forward to this first Sunday of Lent, the season during which we'll embrace the theme of LAMENT. Bring your courage - bring your grief - and we shall journey into the desert hand in hand.

You are not alone, beloved. We are not alone. Though we may be assailed by doubts and criticisms and insecurities, we are no less beloved of the Most High - imperfect and yet most precious. 

See you Sunday, I hope. 

-Pastor Alissia

PS--The above Lenten Rose is from Julie Mulroy's garden

that bloomed right on Ash Wednesday. Amazing.

What's Up with our Children & Youth

Nursery care is provided each Sunday in the UCG nursery.

UCG Children's Church Sign Up

Please look at the dates available and sign up, as you are able, to lead Children's Church at UCG or be a second set of hands. Thank you so much, we appreciate you!

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Euchre Game Night February 24

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!


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 "Lament."   

Thank you to this week's Worship Team:

Worship Leader: Rise Schneider

Tech: Robert Pritchard

Zoom: Dina Miller

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.

A note from the Property Committee:

Soon, Columbia Gas will begin a project to replace all of the natural gas lines on both sides of West Broadway in Granville. The crews will not be working on the weekends so church parking may not be impacted. However, be aware that traveling and parking on West Broadway during the week in the coming months will be tricky.

Ways to Connect with others at UCG

Basketball! Join us Wednesdays at 6 PM in the Annex Gym!

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

We meet Thursdays at 3 PM in the church office.

We are reading: When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron. All are welcome!

Stay tuned for our next book selection, maybe you would like to join us.

For more information, contact:  

It's time to order flowers for Easter!

Easter Sunday will be March 31st. If you'd like to order flowers to beautify the sanctuary on Easter (and then go home with you!), please have your order in by March 4th.  Click here to access a form which can be printed out and turned in, with a check, on Sunday. 

If are able to pick up our order from Wilson's Garden Center on Thursday, March 28th and arrange the flowers in the sanctuary, please let the office know. Thank you!

Peace Camp 2024 - BPFNA Bautistas por la Paz

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A reflection shared after seeing our missing Pride flag...

I don’t know how many times people have said to me, when they realize the church I go to is the one with the flag, how much seeing that flag every day 365 days a year has meant to them. When a father and young male-presenting adult child came up to sign the reproductive rights petition one day when we had a table and tent on the lawn, the younger, possibly trans, man looked up, pointed at the flag and said, see Dad, this is the church I was telling you about. The father asked me if I was part of the church and I said yes and he looked me straight in the eyes and said “ thank you.” I don’t remember where they were from, but not Granville.

--Julie Mulroy

What's Up in the Annex!

Granville Winter Market

In the Annex!

Each Saturday morning

from 9:30 to Noon in the Annex Gym.

Support Local!


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 in the chapel at the United Church of Granville, 115 West Broadway, Granville, Ohio 43023. Much thanks to UCG for sharing their space with our fellowship!

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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

Louise Gemmell, Church & Annex Administrator

Mathew McFarren, Property & Grounds Coordinator

Jackie Dawson, Accompanist


Church office hours:

9AM to 3PM: Monday - Friday


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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