OVUCC gathers to sing, pray, receive communion and listen to crafted messages from scripture text. Our Worship Ministry strives to make sure what one sees moves their hearts and mind to focus on God. Oro Valley UCC is a liturgical church following the colors of the Christian calendar. Members and friends on the Worship Ministry serve as greeter, assist with communion and the collection of the offering.
The Caring Ministry Group supports all members and friends of OVUCC to remain connected. Caring Ministry Lay Leaders are trained by the UCC Caring Call to Care model for homebound persons, those hospitalized or in care facilities and those experiencing grief. At the guidance of the Pastor, the Caring Ministry Group provides visits, phone calls and cards. This group helps with the planning of funeral and memorial services.
Seeking information for a memorial or funeral service for a loved one? Please call our Office Manager (520-742-7333) during office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. If you are calling after office hours, leave a voice message and our Pastor, Office Manager or a Caring Ministry member will contact you as soon as possible. You may send an email inquiry to email@example.com.
OVUCC Choir is directed by Matt Rinaldi and our director of music, Jose Solorzano. The Choir provides choral music and leads the congregation in congregational singing each Sunday. During the special seasons of the Christian calendar, Christmas and Easter, the Choir selections tell the story of the season. All members and friends can be a member of the Choir. During summer months the Choir is on sabbatical returning in October.
Building and Grounds Ministry
Our beautiful grounds are maintained by the women and men on our Building and Grounds Ministry. This ministry also supports the members and friends who are artists communicating through painting, sculpting, photography and crafts with soft metals.
OVUCC reaches out to partner with Interfaith Community Services to help close the gap on poverty. Our Missions group seeks out local groups for OVUCC to help in reducing the effects of economic disparity. We regularly collect non-perishable items; assist students with backpacks.
Each week following worship small plate refreshments are provided by our Hospitality Ministry in coordination with the ministry who is taking the lead for refreshments for that month. Our Fellowship time follows the conclusion of Sunday worship service. The OVUCC Hospitality Ministry designs, with the help of the community receptions for special events including memorials.
Small groups gather to support their spiritual growth and to expand their understanding of scripture by participation in our Education Ministry. This group may take a deeper look at one of the books of the bible or choose to read a novel to discuss. The participants of the Education Ministry decide their curriculum.
Members and friends share their talents and skills in the areas of business and marketing in the following ministries: Financial Planning and Accounting Group; Office Support; Promotions and Publications.
The Hiking Group gathers in the cooler weather to explore the many hiking trails on Monday mornings at 6:00 am. This group walks in prayer and meditation enjoying God’s creation.