Congregational Life

The Congregational Life Ministry Team shall foster the relational health of the congregation through events and activities that minister to the interests, the needs and fun of its members.
During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to adjust how we gather as a congregation and to think about new ways to be connected. From the Michael Eagan Spirit Force group who calls all of our congregation just to check in, to Book Groups along with Faith Formation, to zoom parties, game night and fellowship opportunities with anyone after worship Sundays & Thursday evenings or with a self-designated group on Wednesdays at 11:00am (The Chew) and 2nd Thursday of the month for Fellowship & Ministry.
Ainsworth UCC is a WISE (welcoming, inclusive, supportive and engaged for mental health) congregation. We have an active WISE working group that organizes events, educates, and seeks to find ways to support our congregation’s mental health. There is a variety of resources provided by our mental health ministry that can be accessed. (Download Now)
Below are active groups and contacts, if you are interested in connecting
The Care Team is made up of trained volunteers who provide assistance in pastoral care. During quarantine, in person visits are not held. In addition, the Michael Eagan Spirit Force is a group of volunteers who call every person connected to Ainsworth UCC to check in and see how they are. Both groups work with Pastor Lynne and keep her informed.
Green Team/ Environmental Justice: works to help us become more environmentally responsible and aware. Contact Doug Trotter-drtrotter@juno.com
Grief Support Group: Contact Pastor Lynne- pastor@ainsworthucc.org
Transgender Affinity Group: Safe space for Trans people and support guidance & understanding for our whole congregation. Contact: Jordan Volpe cmillervolpe@gmail.com  or Lisa Benson rubberlisab@easystreet.net

Game Night (virtually, of course): join to play a game with others via zoom. Contact Colleen Davis– retcjdavis@yahoo.com

The Chew (Wednesdays at 11:00am): an informal lunch time chat, reflection and fellowship time. Contact: Rev. Lynda Bigler- libigler@easystreet.net

Fellowship & Ministry, 2nd Thursday at 11:00am:  Contact Rev. Hector Lopez-abuelito050838@gmail.com

WISE Working Group: Contact Rev. Teresa Holloway-Nunn-tlnunn52@gmail.com

Men’s Group: Contact Thomas Wright-areinst@aol.com

Have other interests? conglifemtaucc@ainsworthucc.org