Join us for worship at 10 AM this Sunday

in person or online (via Zoom).

From the Pastor


What can I say? I have been completely overwhelmed by your care, kindness, and support. Thank you sincerely for your leadership, patience, and compassion while I've been away. Thank you for your various cards, texts, emails, photos, and meals. Thank you for the lovely floral arrangement at my mother's service. This grief is unlike any pain I've ever experienced and is truly a moment-to-moment proposition. So, thank you for your radical generosity in allowing me to ease back into life here at my pace. I admit that my thinking is slower, my spirit sadder, and my body more exhausted these days. I trust, though, with the passage of time, I will rebound.

And, I want you to know how much my mother loved this community and how dear you were to her. I read her each and every one of your texts, emails, and prayers when I was with her in her final hours. She knew exactly who each of you were, whose children belonged to you, and even your own joys and concerns. She was so proud of us at UCG - I trust she still is.

Now for a confession: Lent will be upon us next Wednesday, and I feel spiritually and emotionally dubious. And yet, this is the gift of this place: to be able to journey into this wilderness together.

Our Lenten season begins this Wednesday with our annual Ash Wednesday labyrinth walk. Join us between 6-8 PM as we walk the labyrinth seeking peace. Ashes will be available. Our theme this year, beloved, will be LAMENT. So, prepare your hearts for this season - despite my trepidation this year, Lent remains my favorite liturgical season. There is much to glean from facing our finitude.

I am back - I am here - and we are together. Emmanuel!

-Pastor Alissia

(I now have a 'Mom' shelf in my office)

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, our guest preacher, Blyth Barnow's message will be "Putting Our Faith in Context."       

Thank you to this week's Worship Team:

Worship Leader: Jeff Burkett

Tech: Claudia Esslinger

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.

Board meeting: this Sunday, February 11th after worship

All are invited to stay after worship to participate in the Board meeting. Those on Zoom are also invited to remain online for the Board meeting. You can view the meeting agenda below.

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 [email protected].

Spirituality Book Group

We meet Thursdays at 3 PM in the church office.

We are starting the year with a new book selection: When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron. All are welcome!

For more information, contact:

[email protected] 

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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below for online giving:

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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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