On behalf of the entire congregation here at Congregational United Church of Christ, Neenah/Menasha (CUCCNM), I want to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting our website. We are delighted that you have visited our web-site and if you are seeking a church community. We hope what you find here will entice you to look further into who we are and how we can serve you and others.
We welcome you to a different type of church where…
No matter who you are or where you are
on life’s journey,
you are welcomed here;
You will find a vibrant, progressive,
faith based, justice seeking,
service minded community;
God’s love embraces all persons equally,
no matter their gender, race, or sexual identity;
Diversity, acceptance, and inclusivity
are strengths taught and encouraged;
Justice means loving our neighbor
as we love ourselves
and is the social expression of God’s love;
The Bible is taken seriously,
so it cannot always be taken literally;
Spiritual life can heal the soul,
equipping us to heal our community
and the Earth.
As the Intentional Interim Minister here at CUCCNM I would like to introduce myself: I originated from California and came to the Midwest for seminary at United Theological Seminary. I grew up in the Christian tradition but always felt like I didn’t belong. At one point I was told I didn’t belong and was disowned by the church of which I was a member. Eventually, I found the UCC, and was able to find myself. I began again to believe I am a child of God, and have been accepted by the UCC, with open arms. I have served many UCC churches as an Interim here in Wisconsin, OUT and PROUD.
You will find I will welcome you with open arms, introduce you to my partner, and never judge you. I have had a hard journey, but I know I am home, and my wish for you is that you are able to find a church home where you fit. I hope that fit could be CUCCNM, for we are here to embrace you, your story, and your journey.
We understand faith to be a journey rather than a destination, a relationship rather than an obligation. Our own experiences have taught us that following Jesus is not an easy thing, but it is far easier when we attempt it as part of a community rather than all on our own.
At CUCCNM, I pray that you find warmth, encouragement and spiritual growth. If there is anything we can do to help you in your journey with God, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to getting to know you personally in the weeks and months ahead.
May God bless you and your family.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Jeannie Douglas