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God is Still Speaking at
Phoenix Community Church
United Church of Christ

A progressive Christian experience…
Welcoming and affirming the LGBTQ community…

 

Please join us for worship on Sunday evenings at 6 pm.

Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.

Aug 12:  “Voice of the Invisible”
Aug 19:  Rev. David Moffett-Moore
Aug 26: Rev. Vincent Lavieri
Sept 2: “From the Heart”

Upcoming Events
Our full calendar is available under the Community menu above.

  • August 15, 2018, 4:00 pm: Prayer Group
  • August 19, 2018, 6:00 pm: Sunday Worship
  • August 22, 2018, 4:00 pm: Prayer Group
  • August 26, 2018, 6:00 pm: Sunday Worship
  • August 29, 2018, 4:00 pm: Prayer Group
  • September 2, 2018, 6:00 pm: Sunday Worship
  • September 5, 2018, 4:00 pm: Prayer Group
  • September 6, 2018, 3:30 pm: Book Study
  • September 9, 2018, 6:00 pm: Sunday Worship
  • September 11, 2018, 6:45 pm: Movie Night
  • September 12, 2018, 4:00 pm: Prayer Group
  • September 13, 2018, 3:30 pm: Book Study
  • September 16, 2018, 6:00 pm: Sunday Worship
  • September 19, 2018, 4:00 pm: Prayer Group
  • September 20, 2018, 3:30 pm: Book Study

About

Phoenix Community Church seeks to be an example of God’s love in the wider world. We feel a special calling to give an inclusive welcome to all people including the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning community (LGBTQ). We think this church is a pretty special place where people with diverse backgrounds and beliefs can find a spiritual home. We provide a nurturing environment that offers opportunities for spiritual growth, an invitation to belong to a caring community and a chance to use one’s gifts in ministry. For some people Phoenix provides a place to heal and move on from past spiritual wounds, while others feel they have found a spiritual home and decide to become members and get involved with the church’s ministry.

Our History

Phoenix Community Church began in 1988. In recognition of our 25th anniversary on February 17, 2013 we compiled a short history of the early years of the church, a few additional facts about Phoenix, and several reflections submitted for the anniversary celebration.

Download the document here.

Phoenix Brochure

You are welcome to download our current church brochure (3.6 mb). It can be printed in color, double-sided, and then folded into a tri-fold pamphlet.

News & Views

Worshiping in the Sanctuary

We worshiped in the sanctuary this week (instead of the fellowship hall) even though the floor isn’t quite done yet. This will now be the permanent location for our 6 pm Sunday worship so come check it out!  

Community

A few good reasons to VISIT Phoenix Community Church

  • All are welcomed at Phoenix, regardless of age, sex, race, abilities or sexual orientation.
  • We know that ALL people are the beloved daughters and sons of God.
  • We worship “in the round,” where all can feel included and safe.
  • We come together to claim God’s love and promises for ourselves.
  • We join with one another to be a witness to justice.
  • We are a voice where there has been only silence.
  • We have turned pain into ministry.
  • We are a community that stands visible in the world as a place where people seek to be faithful to their promises, love their enemies, and tell the truth.
  • We seek to confront oppression and injustice, and work for peace and the preservation of the environment.

A few good reasons to STAY at Phoenix Community Church

  • We offer progressive, open, creative worship.
  • We come as we are, and leave hearing that we are loved.
  • We believe that the spiritual life cannot be divorced from an active concern for the world.
  • We call upon the Holy Spirit, share our concern, and are not afraid to pray out loud.
  • We seek to embody the compassion of Christ.
  • We worship with intensity, and share joys with laughter and song.
  • We use new forms of worship, scripture from other faith traditions as well as our own, draw from the arts and value silence – creating worship that empowers us to follow the way of Jesus.
  • We are “out of the box” people, who know God can blow the lid off any box, unfold it, and turn it into a dance floor!

Here’s what people have said about Phoenix Community Church 

“I like that people here hold together justice and prayer.”

“It is okay to change in this place; the church can change, people’s opinions can change, our way of doing things can change.”

“I like that people are willing to feel and to think, to hold head and heart together and not value one over the other.”

“My spiritual path has been one of healing and growth because of Phoenix.”

“Even though I’m a kid, the church takes the time to hear me and what God has to say to me.”

“When my mom and I moved here, I met my first friends at Phoenix in the youth group. This is a great church.”

“Phoenix has been a resurrection church for me. I was shattered because of numerous losses. At Phoenix I learned that I can call to God and ask for justice.”

“The impact Phoenix has had on my life is immeasurable.”

Contact

Office Phone: 269-383-3222

We are located at 2208 Winchell Avenue in Kalamazoo, MI. Our office is downstairs. If you are arriving for a scheduled meeting and the main doors are locked, please ring the doorbell (or try the door at the rear of the building).

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