What do I need to do to become an active participant in the ministry of  Pass-A-Grille Beach UCC?

Although we encourage individuals to become “members” of Pass-A-Grille Beach UCC, formal affiliation is not required to join in any, or all of our ministries.  Many of the participants at our church are seasonal, and thus retain a historic church connection in a congregation located elsewhere, or they have chosen to become “associate” members, which acknowledges connections with our congregation and another church home.  Formal membership is encouraged because it aids staff and leadership with pastoral and administrative responsibilities.

Are there any classes that would help to better understand Pass-A-Grille Beach UCC and its ministries?

Yes, we regularly offer "Orientation" classes that share church history, programming, worship, and administrative procedures.  These are designed to better your participation in the life of our church whether you are a seasonal, or year round, attendee.  This provides an opportunity to learn about our church and our denomination.  Childcare is provided for these events. 

Are there any other options, besides official “membership”  so that I can become more fully connected with this ministry?

Absolutely!  Membership is merely a means by which we understand roles and responsibilities of participants as designated by our constitutional, or operational guidelines.  What we are really about, at Pass-A-Grille Beach UCC, is creating Disciples in Christian Ministry.  If for any reason you have reservations about formal membership, we invite you to become an “Active Friend” with us.  Choosing this connection with our church will provide you with regular information regarding all church activities -- mission, education, spiritual growth --  in order for you to develop and maintain a deeper relationship with Pass-A-Grille Beach UCC.  

You can explore any of these options by emailing your name and phone number to You will then be contacted by one of our ministers to answer any questions you may have.                                                                                                                                             

Begin your Sunday morning at 8:30 A.M. with 15 minutes of meditative music. This is followed by a seamlessly flowing service of worship, with contemporary music and weekly communion at 8:45 AM.

We also offer a traditional worship service at 10 :00 A.M. which includes a children's message and choir.

Faith Formation for children ages preschool through grade 6 begins in the Sanctuary and following the Children's Message at the front of the Sanctuary, children are invited to their Church School programs.  (click HERE for more info). 

Childcare for infants and toddlers is offered in the nursery in the lower level of the main builiding from 9:45 A.M. until 11:15 A.M.

Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month as well as during special services and holy days.  We practice open communion, where all people who are open and willing to experience the presence of Christ are invited to partake.