- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
What if Church is like Spinach?
You know, like something that you hated as a kid but you love as an adult because you eat it in ways that suit you much better. Guess what? A lot of people are having the same sort of experience with church. At Sunnyvale UCC, things are different and worth checking out.
Variety in Worship
Try Sunnyvale UCC for more than one Sunday. We change from week to week. Sunnyvale UCC emerges from and for the people who come. The result: a variety of musical traditions, worship expressions, and values springing forth with integrity and purpose.
You are what you are…and so are we – From the 80-somethings who have been here for years to the 20 and 30-somethings who are finding their way to church for the first time, from the blue haired to the pierced and tattooed, we all worship and journey together.
ou don’t have to join to be active. Sunnyvale UCC is bold in its vision and ambitious for ministry. If you want to get involved, Sunnyvale UCC has a place for your talents and will help you fulfill your need to give.
One God, One Faith, One Baptism
When we baptize you into our community, we promise that we will never take it back – no matter what you discover about yourself or what others discover about you along life’s journey. We believe that baptism places each of us into the “body of Christ” and lasts forever. Some are baptized as infants, others as adults. Some are sprinkled. Others are immersed. Some reclaim their baptism from a previous church life. For each of us, however, baptism is big enough, strong enough and cleansing enough to last forever. We believe that everyone – old, young, straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, physically or emotionally challenged, rich or poor, sure or unsure, lost or found, Democrat, Republican, or Independent has a place in the body of Christ. Baptism is like a badge that says, “You’re a full member of the church and no one can take that away from you.”
We know it's about Relationships...
It’s not about commandments. It’s about relationships – even with God. The most important relationship is our relationship with God. The second most important is our relationships with the rest of the human family and our environment. In balance, these relationships produce justice amid injustice, kindness in the face of meanness, and the humility of self-acceptance that comes as we sense the presence of a God who knows our inmost thoughts and loves us uncontrollably – just as we are.