A gift of church life is the opportunity to be part of a Christian community—sharing common values, working for justice, and gathering to worship God. At Danville Congregational Church we warmly invite you to worship with us and to participate fully in the life of our community, whether for a single visit or for an entire lifetime.
To learn more about our church, you are welcome to attend a New Member Inquiry Class hosted by the Membership Commissioner and Pastors. At this informal meeting, we’ll talk about our congregation and the denomination of which we are a part. You’ll have a chance to ask questions and learn more about DCC—our worship, educational programs, offerings for children and youth, small groups, and service opportunities —and we hope to learn more about you, too. The meeting is designed to help you find ways that you can grow in faith through the ministries and programs of DCC, and to consider what the next step in your faith journey might be.
If you’re wondering what it really means to join a church, you’re not alone! At DCC, when new members join the church, the whole congregation reaffirms our commitment to our shared covenant. This means that we pledge to one another and to God that we will:
- Worship together regularly, offering praise to God and experiencing God’s presence together;
- Learn and grow together in faith through participation in our various educational and formational programs for all ages;
- Pray for one another, for our church, and for our world;
- Discern which gifts we are called to offer and share our time and leadership in the ministries of the church;
- Give of our financial resources, both because we want to support the ministries and missions of this congregation and because we are people of a generous God;
- Participate actively in discernment and decision-making about our community’s resources and future;
- Serve our world through various ministries of outreach and mission;
- Give and receive care, kindness, and love;
- Enjoy community and relationship with our sisters and brothers in faith.